My life will be devoted to alleviating the sorrows of the poor and wretched.
She searched for some alleviating suggestion, some happier hope; none came.
Last night, it is true, there were alleviating circumstances that might have been urged.
The Church aimed at alleviating the lot of the slave, not at abolishing slavery.
Could this money be more usefully employed than in alleviating these evils?
Although I am desirous of alleviating this, I cannot, as I also am poor.
Not for a friend; that would have had alleviating circumstances.
When the long wished-for dawn at last broke on us, instead of alleviating, it rather added to, our distress.
The best apology I can make for the practice of gaming is, the hope of alleviating this most abominable system of starvation.
This last was thrown in by way of alleviating the fears of the cowardly Hank, for whom Bud had a great contempt.