Part of speech: noun

A relieving; alleviation; aid; release.

Part of speech: noun

The projection of a figure from a surface.

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Usage examples "relief":

  1. You can't fancy what a relief it is to my mind." - "Lady-Betty-Across-the-Water", Lowell, Orson.
  2. His thoughts were leading him in a circle, and it was a relief when Melissa appeared in the doorway. - "A Tar-Heel Baron", Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton.
  3. " This is the moment for which I have been looking for months," he said, with what, it seemed to Sheila, was almost a sigh of relief. - "The Trail to Yesterday", Charles Alden Seltzer.