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solace
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
comfort felt or given during a time of disappointment or misery
  • The only alleviating circumstance in a tete-a-tete with uncle Pullet was that he kept a variety of lozenges and peppermint-drops about his person, and when at a loss for conversation, he filled up the void by proposing a mutual solace of this kind.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (55% in)
  • The appearance of the little girls suggested to uncle Pullet the further solace of small sweet-cakes, of which he also kept a stock under lock and key for his own private eating on wet days; but the three children had no sooner got the tempting delicacy between their fingers, than aunt Pullet desired them to abstain from eating it till the tray and the plates came, since with those crisp cakes they would make the floor "all over" crumbs.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (56% in)
  • But he liked to think how Laura would put out her lips and her tiny hands for the bits of sugarcandy; and to give the greater keenness to these pleasures of imagination, he took out the parcel, made a small hole in the paper, and bit off a crystal or two, which had so solacing an effect under the confined prospect and damp odors of the gig-umbrella, that he repeated the process more than once on his way.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The New Schoolfellow (5% in)

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