Remissful

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Remissful Inclined to remit punishment; lenient; clement.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • remissful Ready to grant remission or pardon; forgiving; gracious.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Remissful tending to remit or forgive: lenient
    • ***

Quotations

  • St. Augustine
    St.%20Augustine
    “Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. remis—L. remissus, slack—remittĕre, to remit.

Usage

In literature:

He was never remiss again.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
Remissions are not infrequent, the patient appearing about to recover and then relapsing.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
John George II., 'the father of his people,' was not remiss in caring for the mountain city.
"The Young Carpenters of Freiberg" by Anonymous
This was a strange remissness in the slave and she was piqued.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
They therefore petitioned the king to grant a remission to his lay subjects; but they met with a repulse.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. From Henry VII. to Mary" by David Hume
During these transactions in Great Britain and Ireland, the allies had not been remiss in their preparations for the ensuing campaign.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
You have been remiss, marm!
"Now or Never" by Oliver Optic
Let there be no remissness.
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
Why does an age of innocence hasten to the remission of sins?
"History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
Nor did this misfortune of their predecessors render the new consuls more remiss.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
***

In poetry:

Preach the Gospel, make it clear,
By the blood of Christ remission;
Give the message, make them hear,
This alone is our commission.
"Preach The Gospel" by Daniel Webster Moody
When thou hast well consider'd what to say,
Thy bosom beat, before thou dost begin,
Own thine unworthiness, and humbly pray
For pardon and remission of thy sin.
"Advice To Prepare Ourselves, Before We Come To Worship God In Public" by Rees Prichard
The sins, which now o'erwhelm thy soul with shame,
Are not than Saul's, or any other's, more;
Yet Saul receiv'd remission for the same;
And so shalt thou — if thou wilt Christ adore.
"Advice To A Sinner, To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
In the Lord we have redemption,
Full remission in His blood,
From the curse entire exemption,
From the curse pronounced by God:
What a Saviour Jesus is!
O what grace, what love is His!
"In the Lord we have redemption," by Thomas Kelly
A cheering picture. It is good
To look upon a Chief like this,
In whom the spirit moulds the form.
Here favoring Nature, oft remiss,
With eagle mien expressive has endued
A man to kindle strains that warm.
"On The Photograph Of A Corps Commander" by Herman Melville
"At home is stocked provision,
And to-night, without suspicion,
We might bear it with us to a covert near;
Such sin, to save a childing wife, would earn it Christ's remission,
Though none forgive it here!"
"The Alarm" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Lialda® (Mesalamine) Now Approved in US for Maintenance of Remission of Ulcerative Colitis.
Lialda® (Mesalamine) Now Approved in US for Maintenance of Remission of Ulcerative Colitis .
The daughter of Kevin and Jeni Potter is in remission for leukemia.
Charlotte Rufener is in remission.
Woods has completed his chemotherapy treatments and will find out in about three weeks whether his cancer is in remission.
Oklahoma deep snapper Austin Woods has completed his chemotherapy treatments and will find out in about three weeks whether his cancer is in remission.
(AP) — Oklahoma deep snapper Austin Woods has completed his chemotherapy treatments and will find out in about three weeks whether his cancer is in remission.
Chemotherapy and improving an already healthy lifestyle, the father of three, went into remission in 2009.
Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano's leukemia in remission.
Yes, I've been remiss in blogging at you, dear reader.
Chuck Pagano's leukemia in remission .
Doctors have informed Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano that his cancer is currently in remission , according to various reports.
Brazil's Lula in cancer remission .
Indianapolis Colts coach Chuch Pagano's leukemia in remission .
The doctor for Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano says his leukemia is in remission .
***

In science:

New diagnosis of psoriasis gets 4-6 million people every year. Disease appears after birth or in extreme old age. Psoriasis is a chronic disease so there are periods of aggravation and remission.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Efficiency of such treatment will depend mainly on patient’s wish and possibility of lifestyle and diet control. So remission will be long-term (or life-long!).
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Others refer to this work trying to explain the remission of psoriasis at HP+ patient who received complex treatment, including anti-Helicobacter therapy (Pietrzak 2009).
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Garaeva 2005, Garaeva 2007). LPS-level decreased simultaneously with decrease of LPS-load on phagocytes. It resulted in decrease of tolerized phagocytes (incl. R-phagocytes) part and provided long remission.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
We would be remiss if we did not point out a paper of Poltoratski and Makarov which uses a different model than ours to associate operators with inner functions and classical model spaces of the upper-half plane.
On a theorem of Livsic
***