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- Obsolete spelling of
- And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;
- 5. But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
- 6. Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?
- 1660, William Petty, Reflections upon Ireland, p. 11/12:
- Now although it concerns mee to propagate such a belief, as a fit Anodyne to asswage the many Spleens swelling against mee; yet I being ashamed to be wholly without some excuse for so conspicuous an Error, (as my diversion upon the Survey, and my other consequent undertakings was) I must let the world think otherwise, as part of that excuse which I must yet make more compleat, by acquainting you with some other reasons of that Action,.....
- “asswage” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- “asswage” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- Alternative form of