Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMFORTED

The latter realized that in her present state Evelyn could not be comforted.

Therewith she felt nearer to her poor than ever before, and it comforted her.

It might have comforted her a little, had she known what uneasy moments Martin was having.

I do nothing but beg and pray you to be comforted and overlook it.

Such were the reflections with which Ormond at first comforted himself.

Johnston comforted us by saying that it would be better in future.

Be comforted; be not dejected; do not despond, my dearest and best-beloved friend.

The mother called them to her and comforted them, telling them not to bother White Fang.

But Mukhorty was restless and evidently not comforted by Nikita's remarks.

We comforted her as best we could; but we knew in our hearts how vain it was.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., conforten "to cheer up, console," from Old French conforter "to comfort, to solace; to help, strengthen," from Late Latin confortare "to strengthen much" (used in Vulgate), from Latin com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + fortis "strong" (see fort). Change of -n- to -m- began in English 14c. Related: Comforted; comforting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMFORTED

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.