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Relieve, 1) to help in distress, to free from want, pain, grief, or danger: he (the sun) “cheers the morn and all the world --th,” Ven. 484. “misery . . . never --d by any,” Ven. 484 “stooping to r. him,” Tp. II, 1, 121. “will not give a doit to r. a lame beggar,” II, 2, 33. --d by prayer, Epil. II, 2, 33 Err. II, 1, 39. As II, 4, 77. All's V, 3, 86. Tw. II, 4, 4. III, 4, 395. John V, 7, 45. Cor. I, 1, 17. Cor. I, 1, 17 Tit. V, 3, 181. Tim. IV, 3, 536. Hml. IV, 3, 10. Lr. I, 1, 121. Lr. III, 3, 15. Lr. III, 3, 15 Ant. V, 2, 41. Cymb. III, 6, 8. V, 5, 400. Per. I, 2, 99. III, 3, 22. V, 2, 4. With of: “to r. them of their heavy load,” Per. I, 4, 91.
2) to release from duty; applied to troops: “placed behind with purpose to r. and follow them,” H6A I, 1, 133. To sentinels: H6A II, 1, 70. Hml. I, 1, 17. Ant. IV, 9, 1.
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