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Definition to comfort (emotionally)

Console also has a noun meaning with a different pronunciation; as in "the airplane's console." (location of the controls for electrical equipment)
  • She consoled him after his mother died.
consoled = comforted
  • "You'll be alright," she said in a consoling voice.
  • consoling = comforting
  • Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console
    (author unknown)  --  from The Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
  • Her tears fell abundantly ... and she listened to her and tried to console her with all her heart and understanding...
    Jane Austen  --  Emma  -- (retrieved 03/29/08)
  • My parents, up front, both stared straight ahead, and occasionally I'd see my father's shoulder move, and I knew he was patting my mom's hand, consoling her.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • consoling = comforting (emotionally)
  • We just ended up consoling each other.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • consoling = comforting (emotionally)
  • Ah, if we had not religion to console us life would be very sad.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • console = comfort
  • My own house was an eyesore, but it was a small eyesore, and it had been overlooked, so I had a view of the water, a partial view of my neighbor's lawn, and the consoling proximity of millionaires — all for eighty dollars a month.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • consoling = comforting
  •   "I was jus' playin' with him... an' he made like he's gonna bite me... an' I made like I was gonna smack him... an'... an' I done it. An' then he was dead."
      She consoled him. "Don't you worry none. He was jus' a mutt. You can get another one easy. The whole country is fulla mutts."
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • consoled = comforted
  • "Tommy," Newt said in a consoling voice.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • consoling = comforting (emotionally)
  • "There, there," C.C. consoled.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • consoled = comforted (emotionally)
  • ...the feeling that all this was a nightmare, the faint consoling hope that I might wake up.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • consoling = comforting (emotionally)
  • Nothing could console and nothing could appease her.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • console = comfort
  • The grandeur of the house astonished, but could not console her.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • console = comfort
  • Eve consoled herself,
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • consoled = comforted (emotionally)
  • Far from being disturbed by the presence of the church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the church's silent—and often even vocal—sanction of things as they are.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • consoled = comforted (emotionally)
  • It was good listening to the beetle hum, the sleepy mosquito buzz and delicate filigree murmur of the old man's voice at first scolding him and then consoling him in the late hour of night as he emerged from the steaming subway toward the firehouse world.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • consoling = comforting (emotionally)
  • Spinning a decent slant on the fact that you're here instead of on the East Coast preparing for Harvard was difficult enough, but we consoled ourselves with the fact that vampyres can attain money and power and success, and we expected you to excel in this...
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • consoled = comforted (emotionally)
  •   When some of the white passengers went into the baggage-car to console Mr. Douglass, and one of them said to him: "I am sorry, Mr. Douglass, that you have been degraded in this manner,"
      Mr. Douglass straightened himself up on the box upon which he was sitting, and replied: "They cannot degrade Frederick Douglass."
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • console = comfort (emotionally)
  • Console Lady Catherine as well as you can.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
console = comfort

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