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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EASED

It has eased my joints, which were somewhat stiff from these years of peace.

Adams leaned back in his chair as though her absurdity had eased his mind.

And even as they eased him down upon the blankets his snores were rising on the frosty air.

Now that the issue was out in the open his discomfort was eased.

I thought it was an echo at first, then realized that someone had eased in the door behind me.

We carried him into the shack and eased him down on the floor.

Sometimes the pain of it all was eased; sometimes it increased.

The ride through the park cooled her blood and eased her headache.

The wind had eased a little, he thought, but the sea ran as high as ever.

He eased the controls and floated in toward the glowing orb.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to help, assist," see ease (n.). Meaning "to give ease" is from mid-14c.; the sense of "to relax one's efforts" is from 1863. Farmer reports ease in a slang sense of "to content a woman" sexually, with an 1861 date. Related: Eased; easing.

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