[ adjective ] (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear
Used in print(Howard Fast, April Morning....)
I know that I myself felt that it was a mortal shame for a man to be torn open by a British musket_ball , as Isaac had been , yet I also felt relieved and lucky that it had been him and not myself .(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
Winston was relieved ; those presents had been on his mind .