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lesser

the smaller, less important, of two.

lesser celandine
ranunculusficaria.
lesser hemlock
aethusacynapium.
lesser liver fluke
see dicrocoeliumdendriticum.
lesser loosestrife
lesser mealworm
lesser spearwort
ranunculusflammaula.
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Assad, one of the lesser evils, has tried to attract the support of the West since the breakout of the crisis in Syria by focusing on the rights of the minorities in his country.
Yet both the practice and the theory of counseling the lesser evil have always been controversial, and as a result Benedict's comments have stoked widely varied reactions.
If this was the case, Judge Cassese's decision to limit the availability of the duress defense to instances where the actor chose the lesser evil is cast into doubt.
Is tillage the lesser evil, or reduced pesticides the lesser evil?
I felt it was the lesser evil than having my family murdered.
Among their topics are the obscenity of war and the imperative of the lesser evil, the Three Vows and contemporary thinking about Jewish holy war, violence in and through the text, holy terror, and Augustine.
37) states that in considering the question of the lesser evil, some distinctions must be made between homosexual intercourse and heterosexual intercourse and also between intrinsic and extrinsic factors.
The concept of the lesser evil plays three roles in Ignatieff's account: in casuistry, moral psychology, and politics.
I define that current based on the statement by 18 Green leader supporters of Cobb that refer to themselves as supporters of voting for the Lesser Evil (their words).
Most of Israel's techniques--house demolitions, the security fence, targeted assassinations--have come under sustained international criticism, not as the lesser evil, but as the greater.
They represent the lesser evil in the choices before us.
By this I simply mean that the generality of moral principles require for the authentic flowering of freedom that we prudentially act within the circumstances in which we are placed, whose outlines are sketched by our "situation," one in which we seek to maximize the good and minimize the evil, or seek the lesser evil when the good appears nowhere in sight.