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Ease, vb. 1) to remove a burden from, to relieve, to deliver; followed by of: “for --ing me of the carriage,” Wiv. II, 2, 179. “to e. your country of distressful war,” H6A V, 4, 126. Tim. V, 1, 201. Caes. IV, 1, 20.
2) to relieve, to repair after strong exertion: “we'll walk afoot awhile and e. our legs,” H4A II, 2, 84. “he never stood to e. his breast with panting,” Cor. II, 2, 126.
3) to appease, to free from anxiety or passion: “it --th some, though none it ever cured,” Lucr. 1581. “till he be --d with being nothing,” R2 V, 5, 40. “I will e. my heart,” H4A I, 3, 127. H5 IV, 1, 19. H6C I, 3, 29. R3 IV, 4, 131. Tit. II, 4, 35. V, 2, 31. V, 2, 31
4) to assuage, to allay: “day's oppression is not --d by night,” Sonn. 28, 3. “to e. the anguish of a torturing hour,” Mids. V, 37. H6C III, 3, 20. Troil. IV, 4, 20. Tit. II, 4, 57. III, 1, 234. -- Absolutely: “to weep with them that weep doth e. some deal,” Tit. III, 1, 245. “like a spendthrift sigh, that hurts by --ing,” Hml. IV, 7, 124.
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