These circumstances are cited in palliation
of the doubts and surmises of Captain Thorn, which might otherwise appear strange and unreasonable.
An enemy may at any time obtain your commendation by only deserving it; and the utmost which the faults of your friends can hope for, is your silence; or, perhaps, if too severely accused, your gentle palliation
Meanwhile, John had gone upon his holidays without a word, which was irregular; and there had disappeared with him a certain sum of money, which was out of all bounds of palliation
Now, my good friend, speak out; for the time for any palliation
or concealment is past, and nothing will avail Ralph Nickleby now.
If he began to talk about the crops; or about the recent weather; or about the condition of politics; or about dogs, or cats, or morals, or theology -- no matter what -- I sighed, for I knew what was coming; he was going to get out of it a palliation
of that tiresome seven-dollar sale.
She could neither wonder nor condemn, but the belief of his self-conquest brought nothing to her consolatory to her bosom, afforded no palliation
of her distress.
He was anxious, while vindicating himself, to say nothing unkind of the others: but there was only one amongst them whose conduct he could mention without some necessity of defence or palliation
Roxana stood awhile looking mutely down on him while he writhed in shame and went on incoherently babbling self-accusations mixed with pitiful attempts at explanation and palliation
of his crime; then she seated herself and took off her hat, and her unkept masses of long brown hair tumbled down about her shoulders.
Thenceforth they gave up all attempts at cure or palliation
Endoscopic biliary decompression and palliation
was considered successful in 22 (73%) although in four of these it was necessary to undertake a percutaneous cholangiogram to insert a guide wire prior to the repeat ERCP for an endoprosthesis (a 'rendezvous' procedure).
We do not train residents well enough in palliation
, it is said; drug companies do not devote adequate funds to research; this is not a priority for the Food and Drug Administration--and so on.
In my nearly 20 years of work, study and reading in the field of death and dying, Dying Well: The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life, by Ira Brock, Riverhead Books, 1997, is the most competent, caring and instructive work on palliation
and compassionate care of the dying since Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' standard work.