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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSOLING

By and by, as she grew calmer, I sought to say something that would be consoling to both of us.

Because you are the best, the most consoling, the most sisterly of beings.

It is both customary and consoling to place the blame on other shoulders than our own.

Caradoc was obviously inattentive to this consoling information.

It is consoling, and knocks down the far-famed Deo erexit Voltaire.

Grown beyond her consoling, and knows that she cannot befriend him.

Her one consoling thought was that it could not last much longer.

However, Gavard happily inspired him with a consoling thought.

He could not think that now; he knew that it was no more than a consoling lie.

Who could be blamed for consoling himself with liquor in such a home?

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, from French consoler "to comfort, console," from Latin consolari "offer solace, encourage, comfort, cheer," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + solari "to comfort" (see solace). Or perhaps a back-formation from consolation. The Latin word is glossed in Old English by frefran. Related: Consoled; consoling.

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