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United Airlines hopes fare hikes will soften the blow to its bottom line coming from increases in oil prices that threaten to add $1 billion or more in fuel costs for the airline this year; a figure that could hurt the carrier's hope of posting its first annual operating profit since 2000.
And, after tasting the other extreme of cricket emotions, captain Vaughan attempted to soften the blow of losing so comprehensively to a resurging Pakistan outfit.
The firm, which has a Coventry branch in Siskin Drive, Toll Bar End, is working with Accelerate and Advantage West Midlands who are trying to soften the blow of MG Rover's demise.
Although the village was flooded by waves, the forest of trees helped soften the blow.
Jesus' initially sympathetic words certainly soften the blow, but his next words seldom fail to hurt those whose gifts center in a more active realm.
We have been able to soften the blow to some extent by offering contract retirement," Warstedt added.
AI groupies Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels tried to soften the blow by having her over for dinner, but let's face it-all of the lesbian love-ins in the world won't get our Idol Most Likely to Perform in a Bathhouse back into the competition.
The spongy, pliable tire crumbs help to soften the blow when a child falls.
Soften the Blow of Ski Resorts with a Network of Hidden Huts
The employee is more likely to remember the criticism and assume the praise was included only to soften the blow.
25million pay cheque is certain to soften the blow of his disappointment.
This is one of the toughest taxes to avoid or mitigate, but careful, advance planning can help soften the blow somewhat.