Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of solace.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of solace.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Still stooped and utterly defeated, I walk through the double oak doors out of the House of Friendship and Peace, which, as it has just become clear, offers neither of the two solaces it was named for.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • These were the addictions, solaces, crutches—call them what you will—that he would not forgo despite the pleas of Tess Gallagher and all the others who loved him and had long worried over his health.

    Raymond Carver

  • For Beckett, all years were wilderness years, but the ones from 1929-40 lacked the later solaces of a steady income and eager publishers.

    Waiting for Beckett

  • And as she had chosen neither for character, nor for disposition, neither from sympathy nor respect, she found it hard to submit where she meant to become independent, and difficult to take the cares where she had made no provision for the solaces of domestic life.

    Camilla

  • He but solaces his sadness by a confidence he holds sacred; 'tis the type of our friendship, now dearer, he says, than ever, since reciprocated by such sympathy. '

    Camilla

  • Almighty hath written for the creature of good and bad cometh to pass and needs must betide him from this day to that a thousand solaces.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • For what restored and refreshed me chiefly, was the solaces of other friends with whom I did love what instead of thee I loved: and this was a | P1249 | p1 great fable and protracted lie, by whose adulterous stimulus our soul, which lay itching in our ears, was defiled.

    Uncollected Prose

  • Next to love, it is the one thing which solaces and delights.

    Sister Carrie

  • Thus the late Mr Justice MacCardie, in summing up the case of Mrs Frankau, remarked: ‘Women cannot be expected to renounce an essential feature of femininity or to abandon one of nature’s solaces for a constant and insuperable physical handicap ...

    Three Guineas

  • In truth, this gentleman is a luxurious Ottoman, swimming about over the watery world, surroundingly accompanied by all the solaces and endearments of the harem.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

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