If we use the Bartelian calendar, Obama is relieved of almost all of “his” job loss—4.48 million, or all but 110,000 lost jobs.
My mom was relieved to find out that it was a medically inspected place used mostly by government officials.
After my set, I hung out at the bar, relieved and happy it had gone well.
On the anniversary of Sept. 11, workers talked about feeling haunted, relieved and, most of all, proud.
But take it from a liberal, thoughtful conservatives should be relieved too.
He weighed his anchors and withdrew, and the queen and her party were relieved.
The deep gloom that had overshadowed the land had been relieved by one single ray.
She relieved the situation of its cold-toned strain in adding: 'He is a host.'
Yet there was a set of the mouth and a prominence of the chin which relieved him of any trace of effeminacy.
But Polly was relieved when they had said good-night and were gone.
late 14c., "alleviate (pain, etc.), mitigate; afford comfort; allow respite; diminish the pressure of," also "give alms to, provide for;" also figuratively, "take heart, cheer up;" from Old French relever "to raise, relieve" (11c.) and directly from Latin relevare "to raise, alleviate, lift up, free from a burden," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + levare "to lift up, lighten," from levis "not heavy" (see lever).
The notion is "to raise (someone) out of trouble." From c.1400 as "advance to the rescue in battle;" also "return from battle; recall (troops)." Meaning "release from duty" is from early 15c. Related: relieved; relieving.
relieve re·lieve (rĭ-lēv')
v. re·lieved, re·liev·ing, re·lieves
To cause a lessening or alleviation of something, such as pain, tension, or a symptom.
To free an individual from pain, anxiety, or distress.