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console -- as in: to console
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Crime and Punishment
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  • What splendid words they have; they are so scientific, so consolatory.
  • Well, it’s not my business whether that consoling reflection was logical or not.
  • He had something progressive to say on the subject which might console his worthy friend and "could not fail" to promote his development.
  • And how he talked to you, Dounia!" said the mother, looking timidly at her daughter, trying to read her thoughts and, already half consoled by Dounia’s standing up for her brother, which meant that she had already forgiven him.

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  • She consoled him after his mother died.
  • "You’ll be alright," she said in a consoling voice.

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