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console -- as in: to console
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Candide
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  • Some, whom they had succoured, gave them as good a dinner as they could in such disastrous circumstances; true, the repast was mournful, and the company moistened their bread with tears; but Pangloss consoled them, assuring them that things could not be otherwise.
  • He carried me to a neighbouring house, put me to bed, gave me food, waited upon me, consoled me, flattered me; he told me that he had never seen any one so beautiful as I, and that he never so much regretted the loss of what it was impossible to recover.
  • But, however, they chatted, they communicated ideas, they consoled each other.
  • Martin was not consoling.
  • "Let that be as it may," said Candide, "but one thing consoles me.

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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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