Chaucer does not endeavour to console him; he knows the only assuagement for such sorrows, and leads him on to speak of the dead.
It seemed to her that there could be no assuagement of his misery—that he were better dead.
Violently will my breast then heave; violently will it blow its storm over the mountains: thus cometh its assuagement.
The assuagement is still incomplete when our Judiths arrive.
It not only responded to the ache she felt within herself, but gave a promise of assuagement.
This channel for the assuagement of his anxieties was closed.
They witnessed the fever raging in his blood—the fever that clamored for assuagement from her.
Tom was not one who, in a hot moment, for the assuagement of his wrath, would bang down his fist and consign himself to a purpose.
The night was passed in great anguish, and the morrow's light brought no assuagement of her pain.
The one assuagement for the pain in her own heart seemed to be the alleviation of the pain in other hearts.
c.1300, from Anglo-French assuager, Old French assoagier "soften, moderate, alleviate, calm, soothe, pacify," from Vulgar Latin *adsuaviare, from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + suavis "sweet, agreeable" (see sweet). For sound development in French, cf. deluge from Latin diluvium, abridge from abbreviare. Related: Assuaged; assuaging.