He held fast to eternal punishment, but allowed the possibility of mitigations.
But her mind was far from Bertram and the mitigations he offered.
Yet that tremendous calamity was not without its mitigations.
There are, in short, mitigations of their lot, and possibly excuses for their existence.
He was the leader of the rigorous party in the Franciscan order against the mitigations introduced by the general Elias.
Its condemnation does not take the least heed of mitigations.
There yet remains the grateful duty of speaking of the mitigations of our trials.
There were mitigations of the misrule in Piedmont, Tuscany, and the Austrian territories.
From the side of labour, the mitigations which may be expected as off-sets to the original reduction are not less important.
The only mitigations of the horrors of prison life were the presence of his devoted wife and his books.
early 15c., "relieve (pain)," from Latin mitigatus, past participle of mitigare "soften, make tender, ripen, mellow, tame," figuratively, "make mild or gentle, pacify, soothe," ultimately from mitis "gentle, soft" (from PIE *mei- "mild") + root of agere "do, make, act" (see act). First element is from PIE root *mei- "soft, mild." Related: Mitigated; mitigating; mitigates.
mitigate mit·i·gate (mĭt'ĭ-gāt')
v. mit·i·gat·ed, mit·i·gat·ing, mit·i·gates
To moderate in force or intensity.