And to the end the foresight which guards will be as true a friend to the soldier as the kindness which assuages his pains.
Their money cannot buy all they enjoy, and God knows how much of their sorrow it assuages.
This word alone sustains and nourishes her, and assuages all her pain.
It assuages and comforts beyond measure for the sufferer to know that he does not suffer alone, but with a great multitude.
But even this suffering is sweet to him: for Love, who conducts and leads him on, assuages and relieves the pain.
It is that which assuages the grief of a soldier for a dead comrade, or soon ousts it altogether from his mind.
Patience is often displeasing, but it assuages heavy hearts, and quenches malice.
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.