His influence seemed scarcely lessened in his retirement.
Molly offered her a food and water cube, both of which lessened the pain throbbing through her.
Somehow, they lessened her pain again, as if the strange figure before her wrapped them in magic before placing them in her head.
But internal dissension was not thereby lessened.
This gave rise to extensive alterations in their construction and decoration, which has much lessened their value as authentic memorials of the religious art of the 2nd and 3rd centuries.