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Relieve

To assist any overloaded member by any construction device, such as a discharging arch placed above an opening.

relieve

To lighten a color in order to reduce its intensity.
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As arresting, if less allegorically fraught (relievedly so), were a pair of what Filomeno calls his "embroidery paintings": patches of silk shantung and satin in chartreuse and gold sewn together in mandalas and stretched over large linen panels.
It seemed sort of weird that a bunch of Koreans would move to Thailand together to work for peace in Burma, but I thought that was nice, I guessed, and even wrote in my journal, relievedly, "Koreans tend to have excellent English skills."
Filled with criticism of America's past international conduct, that philosophy calls upon the United States to "gradually, deliberately, willingly, and indeed relievedly" yield its international dominance and turn global governance over to a fictive "community of nations." The New Liberalism, he believes, has also prompted the president to: question America's commitment to democracy abroad, as in Iran and Honduras; moderate its campaign against terrorism; and weaken both its own missile defenses and those planned for Eastern Europe.