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  • After the third year he relieves them of their punishment and makes them human again.
  • This is why it relieves us to take up a book after being occupied with our own thoughts. Cited from The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; Religion, A Dialogue, Etc.
  • Giving me a piece of your mind now is of no use except as far as it relieves you. Cited from The Irrational Knot, by George Bernard Shaw
  • It may be long, it may be short, before death relieves me. Cited from The Hot Swamp, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • I must and will write -- it relieves me; read and believe as you list. Cited from Gulliver of Mars, by Edwin L. Arnold
  • He relieves us, if he's able, Just in time to lay the table. Cited from Songs of a Savoyard by W. S. Gilbert
  • I'm not well, I tell you, and it relieves me to talk about it. Cited from The Belfry, by May Sinclair
  • It relieves you of the river market and it gives you a double chance to get out your cotton. Cited from The Law of the Land, by Emerson Hough
  • But it has to be something which relieves pressure on middle-income families.
  • This course, in either case you will observe, relieves me from the entire responsibility. Cited from Poor Miss Finch, by Wilkie Collins
  • He relieves you of your baggage and leads the way to your room. Cited from Little Journeys to the Homes of American Statesmen, by Elbert Hubbard
  • This guide relieves you of all care of the animals, and is useful in various ways. Cited from Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands, Charles Nordhoff
  • She also relieves him of all domestic care by her judicious management of his household affairs. Cited from Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes, by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
  • I do not care who relieves me of that. Cited from Pebbles on the Shore, by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)
  • It relieves his mind and he desires to find his son.
  • But, though He is ever near, yet God often waits long before he relieves. Cited from Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters, Vol. 3, by Various
  • In some species of birds the male relieves the female while the latter goes foraging. Cited from The Dollar Hen, by Milo M. Hastings
  • Those who advocate it do so for the reason that it relieves pressure on the injured parts. Cited from Diseases of the Horse's Foot, by Harry Caulton Reeks
  • "Mother takes the entire charge of them, and relieves me; children are such a responsibility." Cited from Divers Women, by Pansy and Mrs. C.M. Livingston
  • You know well enough that smoking is the only thing that relieves me when I'm in this state. Cited from A Mummer's Wife, by George Moore
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Root form of relieves is relieve for verb and relief for noun.

Words starting with relieves

Meaning of relieves

  • noun The feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
    as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief
  • noun The condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
    he enjoyed his relief from responsibility, getting it off his conscience gave him some ease
  • noun (law) redress awarded by a court
    was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?
  • noun Assistance in time of difficulty
    the contributions provided some relief for the victims
  • noun Aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped
    he has been on relief for many years
  • noun Sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
  • noun The act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged
    he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta
  • verb Provide physical relief, as from pain
    This pill will relieve your headaches
  • verb Free from a burden, evil, or distress
  • verb Take by stealing
    The thief relieved me of $100
  • verb Alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive
    relieve the pressure and the stress, lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents