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The company had also said it would plant grasses that better hold in place the sandy riverbank and add a layer of rocks to lessen erosion.
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Doing small things like this can help to lessen some of the friction that comes along with asking others to engage with your posts.
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Playing fantasy sports helped lessen the sting of not having his own startup.
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Minnesota, by contrast, lets in certain family members, clad in personal protective gear, for up to three hours a day to monitor care and lessen loneliness.
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Among 86 infected women, the drug helped lessen the amount of extra oxygen needed in 96 percent of pregnant women and 89 percent of women who had newly given birth.
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Alone the supreme Self in him looked calmly on, seeming to lessen the part that trembled and knew fear.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The recognition did not lessen the reality, the poignancy of the revelation by any suggestion or promise of instability.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The wind now began to lessen; and, for fear of being becalmed, I was anxious to get an offing.
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If fortune frowns he may lessen his crop but never his attachment for the plant.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The crop supplied more tobacco than was needed, but no one man would cease to plant it, or lessen his crop for the general good.
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