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  • His distress was inconsolable.
  • Nurse Duckett was in tears, and Yossarian was consoling her apologetically as he sat beside her on the edge of a bed.
  • But he chose to remain and console and help her.
  • Hungry Joe was irate and inconsolable until — of all people — the chaplain was led in wearing a maroon corduroy bathrobe, shining like a skinny lighthouse with a radiant grin of self-satisfaction too tremendous to be concealed.
  • The woman caught him by the wrists before he could fall as he came stumbling toward her in need and pulled him along down on top of her as she flopped over backward onto the bed and enveloped him hospitably in her flaccid and consoling embrace, her dust mop aloft in her hand like a banner as her broad, brutish congenial face gazed up at him fondly with a smile of unperjured friendship.

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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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