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console -- as in: to console
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The Idiot
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  • The answer of the sisters to the communication was, if not conclusive, at least consoling and hopeful.
  • Colia followed him almost at once, anxious to do what he could to console him.
  • I’ll console Gania myself; I have an idea about that.
  • I longed to console and encourage her somehow, and to assure her that she was not the low, base thing which she and others strove to make out; but I don’t think she understood me.
  • But Lizabetha Prokofievna felt somewhat consoled when she could say that one of her girls, Adelaida, was settled at last.
  • He took me all the way home; not attempting to console me, but behaving with the greatest delicacy.
  • At times I have imagined that all men were the same," he continued earnestly, for he appeared to be much interested in the conversation, "and that consoled me in a certain degree, for a DOUBLE motive is a thing most difficult to fight against.
  • There’s an idea for you—and all this by way of CONSOLING me!
  • I’ll console you a little now, after your consternation.
  • Of course certain facts stood before him, clear and painful, but his sadness went beyond all that he could remember or imagine; he realized that he was powerless to console himself unaided.
  • No sooner did he detect the slightest appearance of complaining, or weeping, or reproaching, than he would smile at her kindly, and begin stroking her hair and her cheeks, soothing and consoling her once more, as if she were a child.

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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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