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CAP came out for airstrikes against ISIS inside Iraq in June, but warned they were not a panacea.After Underestimating ISIS, Obama Scrambles for Plan to Defeat Them|Josh Rogin|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Relying on a phone call a week from your kids is hardly a panacea for loneliness.
The Common Core standards are not a panacea; much depends on the curricula that states and districts select to implement them.
Even a ban on semi-automatics is no panacea in a world full of powerful shotguns.There's Little We Can Do to Prevent Another Massacre|Megan McArdle|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The insulting needs to stop, but so too does the idea that tax cuts and family values are a panacea to all socioeconomic issues.
Charity that really touches the heart is a panacea for more ills than any remedy we have.Religion And Health|James J. Walsh
Perhaps we could find a panacea in the practice of our Pilgrim Fathers.
I answer it is no catholicon, no panacea; nor is any cure for all diseases to be found.Every Man his own Doctor|R. T. Claridge
I too have been seeking for a 'Grail'—a panacea which is to be found only where I had stopped looking for it!Roland Graeme: Knight|Agnes Maule Machar
Gold is all-powerful, the goal of man's vain ambitions, the panacea of earthly ill.Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St Luke|Henry Burton
British Dictionary definitions for panacea
Word Origin for panacea
Word Origin and History for panacea
"universal remedy," 1540s, from Latin panacea, a herb (variously identified) that would heal all illnesses, from Greek panakeia "cure-all," from panakes "all-healing," from pan- "all" (see pan-) + akos "cure," from iasthai "to heal" (see -iatric). Earlier in English as panace (1510s).