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relief
'relief' - used as a noun
1. the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief
2. the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
he enjoyed his relief from responsibility
3. (law) redress awarded by a court
was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?
4. someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
5. assistance in time of difficulty
the contributions provided some relief for the victims
6. a pause for relaxation
7. a change for the better
8. aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped
he has been on relief for many years
9. the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain
10. sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
11. the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged
he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta
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There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place. - Click here to find out.
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The board game Scrabble was originally called "Criss Cross Words" by inventor Alfred Butts.