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Palliation may be found for the alleged arson mentioned in the catalogue of complaints that have excited British indignation.
CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. 4, NO 3, SEPTEMBER 1863VARIOUS
There was no excuse or palliation for this abominable persecution any more than there was for the burning of John Huss.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIIJOHN LORD
Yet the question would be answered; and without palliation, self-excusing, or retort, he meditated.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 86, DECEMBER, 1864VARIOUS
For the one, as we have been showing, there is a strong plea in palliation; for the other there is none.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 1 (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
In this case of Louisiana there can be neither excuse nor palliation for the misconduct of the Returning Board.
THE VOTE THAT MADE THE PRESIDENTDAVID DUDLEY FIELD
It would have been shocking, and yet there would have been some palliation for it.
WYOMINGEDWARD SYLVESTER ELLIS
It must all come out, the why and the wherefore, without concealment or palliation.
RAVENSHOEHENRY KINGSLEY
Your palliation of my defects is kind and charitable, but I dare not trust its truth.
CHARLOTTE BRONTT. WEMYSS REID
Fear of persecution is some palliation for this, but it is a great defect.
BAHAISM AND ITS CLAIMSSAMUEL GRAHAM WILSON
I say nothing in defense of his character—nothing in palliation of the offense for which he suffered.
THE QUEEN OF HEARTSWILKIE COLLINS
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WORDS RELATED TO PALLIATION

  • abatement
  • abeyance
  • absolution
  • acquittal
  • alleviation
  • amnesty
  • anchor
  • clearance
  • clemency
  • commute
  • deferment
  • freeing
  • let-up
  • lifeboat
  • lifesaver
  • mitigation
  • palliation
  • pardon
  • postponement
  • release
  • remission
  • respite
  • spring
  • stay
  • suspension
  • truce
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