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console -- as in: to console
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • —do you know what consoled him?
  • Say not so; you can console and support me by the strength of your own powerful mind.
  • God has sent you to me to console, at one and the same time, the man who could not be a father, and the prisoner who could not get free.
  • "But did you not go up-stairs and try to console the poor old man?" asked the abbe.
  • The worthy shipowner knew, from Penelon’s recital, of the captain’s brave conduct during the storm, and tried to console him.
  • "Yes, I know," said Franz, "that human justice is insufficient to console us; she can give blood in return for blood, that is all; but you must demand from her only what it is in her power to grant."
  • Who has consoled me in my sorrow but he?
  • A fortnight after I was at Rogliano, and I said to Assunta,—’Console thyself, sister; Israel is dead, but he is avenged.’
  • Seek not to console me; alas, nothing can alleviate so great a sorrow—the wound is too deep and too fresh!
  • However, he, like Caesar Borgia, knew the value of time; and, in order to avoid fruitless toil, he sounded all the other walls with his pickaxe, struck the earth with the butt of his gun, and finding nothing that appeared suspicious, returned to that part of the wall whence issued the consoling sound he had before heard.
  • If I were betrayed as he was, I would console myself; but to be in the midst of persons elevated by myself to places of honor, who ought to watch over me more carefully than over themselves,—for my fortune is theirs—before me they were nothing—after me they will be nothing, and perish miserably from incapacity—ineptitude!
  • "My dear M. de Villefort," replied the doctor, with a tone which redoubled the terror of the young man, "I have not led you here to console you; on the contrary"— "What can you mean?" asked the procureur, alarmed.
  • "Ah," murmured Caderousse, "what a strange priest you are; you drive the dying to despair, instead of consoling them."
  • One day, when, contrary to his custom, he had admitted Mercedes, and the poor girl, in spite of her own grief and despair, endeavored to console him, he said to her,—’Be assured, my dear daughter, he is dead; and instead of expecting him, it is he who is awaiting us; I am quite happy, for I am the oldest, and of course shall see him first.’
  • "Yes," he answered, "if a fortune brings consolation, I ought to be consoled; I am rich."
  • When I ask you if you are consoled, I speak to you as a man for whom the human heart has no secrets.
  • Peppino had a little spare time, so he had a game of mora with the facchini, lost three crowns, and then to console himself drank a bottle of Orvieto.
  • In a month, then, on your honor, if I am not consoled, you will let me take my life into my own hands, and whatever may happen you will not call me ungrateful?
  • Nay, do not press my hand, Edmond; you are thinking, I am sure, of some kind speech to console me, but do not utter it to me, reserve it for others more worthy of your kindness.
  • Oh, my dear friend, if this be the case,—if you can no longer weep, if your frozen heart be dead, if you put all your trust in God, then, Maximilian, you are consoled—do not complain.
  • With this consoling idea, I leave you, madame, and most prudent wife, without any conscientious reproach for abandoning you; you have friends left, and the ashes I have already mentioned, and above all the liberty I hasten to restore to you.
  • Philosophers may well say, and practical men will always support the opinion, that money mitigates many trials; and if you admit the efficacy of this sovereign balm, you ought to be very easily consoled—you, the king of finance, the focus of immeasurable power.
  • Andrea appeared in despair, but consoled himself when the hostess assured him that No. 7, prepared for him, was situated precisely the same as No. 3, and while warming his feet and chatting about the last races at Chantilly, he waited until they announced his room to be ready.
  • It is not usual with us corrupted wretches of civilization to find gentlemen like yourself, possessors, as you are, of immense fortune—at least, so it is said—and I beg you to observe that I do not inquire, I merely repeat;—it is not usual, I say, for such privileged and wealthy beings to waste their time in speculations on the state of society, in philosophical reveries, intended at best to console those whom fate has disinherited from the goods of this world.
  • "Ah, sir," replied Caderousse, "we cannot console those who will not be consoled, and he was one of these; besides, I know not why, but he seemed to dislike seeing me.
  • "Ah, sir," replied Caderousse, "we cannot console those who will not be consoled, and he was one of these; besides, I know not why, but he seemed to dislike seeing me.
  • " "Then you are not consoled?" asked the count, surprised.

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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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