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  • n  freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    they put it into containers for ease of transportation
  • n  a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    a life of luxury and ease
  • n  the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
    getting it off his conscience gave him some ease
  • n  freedom from constraint or embarrassment
    I am never at ease with strangers
  • n  freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
  • v  move gently or carefully
    He eased himself into the chair
  • v  lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate
    ease the pain in your legs
  • v  make easier
  • v  lessen the intensity of or calm
    The news eased my conscience

  • The Saudis have finally promised to increase oil output.
  • It was not a lesson Lawrence Summers mastered with great ease.
  • The number of newly laid-off workers seeking jobless benefits falls for the third straight week, suggesting layoffs are continuing to ease.
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  • Barack Obama in CNN International
    Obama said after assuming office he would "confront this economic crisis head-on by taking all necessary steps to ease the credit crisis, help hard-working families and restore growth and prosperity."
  • Andre Agassi in The Inquisitr
    Although we in the United States are taking many extraordinary measures to ease the crisis, we are not pursuing policies that would limit the flow of goods, services or capital, as such measures would only intensify the risks of a prolonged... Henry Paulson http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Paulson&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFunf9jqAG4PIOWvnV9rZ6KE6zAlQ FOXNews http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Oct12/0,4670,FinancialMeltdown,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGncV66xOgUqvLTABmPqZ3XpeLrgg Oct 12, 2008 31271 40241 ease Slim dumps a small pile of powder on the coffee table. He cuts it, snorts it. He cuts it again. I snort some. I ease back on the couch and consider the Rubicon I've just crossed" Agassi writes. "There is a moment of regret, followed by vast...

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