(He consoles a widow) Absence makes the heart grow younger.
Flower to console me and a pin cuts lo.
But her lover consoled her and brought her a bright casket of gold in which lay some oval sugarplums which she partook.
—No, rejoined the other, I appreciate to the full the motives which actuate your conduct and I shall discharge the office you entrust to me consoled by the reflection that, though the errand be one of sorrow, this proof of your confidence sweetens in some measure the bitterness of the cup.
The lewd suggestions of some faded beauty may console him for a consort neglected and debauched but this new exponent of morals and healer of ills is at his best an exotic tree which, when rooted in its native orient, throve and flourished and was abundant in balm but, transplanted to a clime more temperate, its roots have lost their quondam vigour while the stuff that comes away from it is stagnant, acid and inoperative.
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She consoled him after his mother died.
"You’ll be alright," she said in a consoling voice.