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console -- as in: to console
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Middlemarch
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  • It is not very consoling to have one’s own likeness.
  • It would be more consoling if others wanted to have it.
  • However, whether for sanction or for chastisement, Mr. Bulstrode, hardly fifteen months after the death of Peter Featherstone, had become the proprietor of Stone Court, and what Peter would say "if he were worthy to know," had become an inexhaustible and consolatory subject of conversation to his disappointed relatives.
  • Fred went through much more narrative and explanation with his mother, but she was inconsolable, having before her eyes what perhaps her husband had never thought of, the certainty that Fred would marry Mary Garth, that her life would henceforth be spoiled by a perpetual infusion of Garths and their ways, and that her darling boy, with his beautiful face and stylish air "beyond anybody else’s son in Middlemarch," would be sure to get like that family in plainness of appearance andů

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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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