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used in 1776

3 uses
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to comfort (emotionally)
  • The time for warm-weather campaigning, "the season for action," was fast waning, yet even now he consoled himself with the hope that he had a few more days before the enemy would strike.
    p. 163.9
  • Knox wrote privately that while the loss of his six men had been a great misfortune, he consoled himself with the hope that the day's action had taught the rest to be less "impetuous" the next time.
    p. 139.9
  • Never did I need the consoling voice of a friend more than now.
    p. 244.5

There are no more uses of "console" in 1776.

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