01. What a [relief]! I finished my last test today, and now I'm free.
02. It sure will be a [relief] when I find out if I've got the job or not.
03. I was very [relieved] when my daughter phoned because I was really worried when she didn't come right home after school.
04. It's such a [relief] to be able to talk about one's problems with a friend.
05. The entire country breathed a sigh of [relief] at the news that the President had survived an assassination attempt.
06. It took a couple of strong aspirin to [relieve] her headache.
07. The federal government has donated over 100,000 pounds of wheat to aid in famine [relief] in Ethiopia.
08. The soldier was [relieved] of his duty after being found drunk at his post.
09. You will be working at this machine until someone [relieves] you around 8:00.
10. George Eliot once said that there is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find [relief] in music.
11. Fred Rogers once said that play is often talked about as if it were a [relief] from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
12. A sliced raw onion helps [relieve] the pain of a bee sting.
13. It has been proven that frequent laughter helps control pain, lower blood pressure, and [relieve] stress.
14. Crying is a good way of [relieving] stress sometimes.
15. Discovering similarities between your native language, and the language you are studying is always a [relief].
16. He has had no [relief] from the pain since it started 3 days ago.
17. Massaging your hands and fingers can help [relieve] tension that builds up during the day.
18. Studies show that regular physical activity improves mood, helps [relieve] depression, and increases feelings of well-being.
19. Many people here will be [relieved] when the snow is gone because it isn't good for the flowers that normally start blooming around this time of year.
20. Rock singer Bono has been a passionate advocate for Third World debt [relief] in recent years.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Relief — Re*lief (r? l?f ), n. [OE. relef, F. relief, properly, a lifting up, a standing out. See {Relieve}, and cf. {Basrelief}, {Rilievi}.] 1. The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Relief — Sn Abbildung mit erhabener bzw. vertiefter Oberfläche per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. relief m., eigentlich Hervorheben , zu frz. relever hochheben, aufheben , dieses aus l. relevāre, zu l. levāre heben, wegheben,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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