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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 (emotionally)
  • "You'll be alright," she said in a consoling voice.
  • consoling = comforting
  • The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
    Horace Walpole
  • 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
  • We just ended up consoling each other.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • consoling = comforting
  • "Tommy," Newt said in a consoling voice.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • consoling = comforting
  • "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
  • Eve consoled herself,
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • consoled = comforted (emotionally)
  • She consoled him.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • 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
  • 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)
  • It's this mutual trust we have in each other that consoles me under heavy losses...
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • A measure of peace and satisfaction consoled Eragon.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • He and his wife had split up around the time Eric and I did, but he had consoled himself by buying and renovating a wreck of a town house in Brooklyn.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle

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