Jesse was relieved, and so was Walt—he had already concealed the real ricin capsule behind an electrical outlet in his bedroom.
My mom was relieved to find out that it was a medically inspected place used mostly by government officials.
She was unable to get him to stop, so she was relieved when another male friend came and pulled Markoff away.
On the anniversary of Sept. 11, workers talked about feeling haunted, relieved and, most of all, proud.
Paterno reportedly received a call from the chairman of the PSU board informing him he was relieved of his duties.
He weighed his anchors and withdrew, and the queen and her party were relieved.
Hester relieved her torment of mind with reproaches of Margaret.
She relieved the situation of its cold-toned strain in adding: 'He is a host.'
Breakfast was ready for those who came off watch as soon as they were relieved.
But Polly was relieved when they had said good-night and were gone.
late 14c., "alleviate (pain, etc.), mitigate; afford comfort; allow respite; diminish the pressure of," also "give alms to, provide for;" also figuratively, "take heart, cheer up;" from Old French relever "to raise, relieve" (11c.) and directly from Latin relevare "to raise, alleviate, lift up, free from a burden," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + levare "to lift up, lighten," from levis "not heavy" (see lever).
The notion is "to raise (someone) out of trouble." From c.1400 as "advance to the rescue in battle;" also "return from battle; recall (troops)." Meaning "release from duty" is from early 15c. Related: relieved; relieving.
relieve re·lieve (rĭ-lēv')
v. re·lieved, re·liev·ing, re·lieves
To cause a lessening or alleviation of something, such as pain, tension, or a symptom.
To free an individual from pain, anxiety, or distress.