Moreover, such a change would still take into account firm size as well as wages, easing the burden on the smallest firms.
On the other hand, they just settled a lawsuit by easing the restrictions on home health care provision.
At every turn, they described their son as a faithful follower who had dedicated his life to easing the suffering of innocents.
Incredibly, there is much more money flagged for that goal than for easing the critical shortage of primary-care physicians.
The impasse between Israel and the Palestinians shows little sign of easing.
Otherwise why do they lay it in his sons dish, and call unto him for easing of the burden?
"He no dead," Jim said, lifting the sawbuck and easing it on his shoulder.
Columbine was moving faster and the heavy warp worked like a spring, easing the shock.
For the easing of his soul, he asked me to pay the money to you as I passed.'
Chloral Hydrate, which with an alkali is converted into chloroform, has of late been much used as a narcotic and for easing pain.
early 13c., from Old French aise "comfort, pleasure, well-being; opportunity," of unknown origin, despite attempts to link it to various Latin verbs.
The earliest senses in French appear to be 1. "elbow-room" (from an 11th century Hebrew-French glossary) and 2. "opportunity." This led Sophus Bugge to suggest an origin in Vulgar Latin asa, a shortened form of Latin ansa "handle," which could be used in the figurative sense of "opportunity, occasion," as well as being a possible synonym for "elbow," because Latin ansatus "furnished with handles" also was used to mean "having the arms akimbo." OED editors report this theory, and write, "This is not very satisfactory, but it does not appear that any equally plausible alternative has yet been proposed."
c.1300, "to help, assist," see ease (n.). Meaning "to give ease" is from mid-14c.; the sense of "to relax one's efforts" is from 1863. Farmer reports ease in a slang sense of "to content a woman" sexually, with an 1861 date. Related: Eased; easing.