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Our country abounds in the necessaries, the arts, and the comforts of life.

And what comforts me for any wrong I have done is that I have you.

At each stage some of the comforts of civilisation and peace reappeared.

He could hold her more securely with comforts added to his great love.

And yet, where is the human being to whom no comforts are left?

"I don't know that it comforts me," replied Sally, speaking very slowly.

Comforts, even most desirable comforts, are not necessities.

Now, this expedition had become a fishing vacation, so we had all the comforts of home with us.

But Blake was more anxious for information than for other comforts.

Still the comforts, and even the luxuries of life distinguished our habitation.

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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