comforting

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She offered him the comforting directness which she might have given Bill.

How neat she was, how thrifty, how comfortable, and how comforting!

But then he, too, felt such need of some comforting illusion!

Well, the minister would help him; that was a comforting thought.

Their vse is much in ornament, and comforting the spirits, by the sence of smelling.

So with that comforting assurance I left them on the platform of the Bradfield station.

There were comforting, unheard, easily dismissable murmurings now and again.

Its curved wall, though transparent, was solid, comforting to the touch.

This would at least be comforting to the great farming and business community.

He expressed, however, none of these comforting reflections.

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.

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