Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of solace.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Their zeal waxed hotter than ever; their contributions flowed even more freely than before into his treasury; and they conceived the idea of solacing his misfortunes by providing him with a wife.

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • But he did not even take up a book with the idea of solacing his hours.

    An Old Man's Love

  • a Winchester with the idea of solacing myself with big game when I had been given my _congé_, I armed myself and went to have a look for him.

    The Keeper of the Door

  • The way that the author calls up the cataclysm of the Holocaust without taking from it any solacing lessons makes this novel a remarkable achievement.

    The Novel and the Holocaust

  • Nishikanta wiping his sweaty neck with the greasy silk handkerchief and painting endless water-colours; the mate patiently stealing the ship's latitude and longitude with his duplicate key; and the Ancient Mariner, solacing himself with

    CHAPTER XII

  • Our recent infatuation with Reagan, Goldwater, tea parties and our forefathers is a very solacing trip down memory lane.

    Jeb Bush is Right - Erick’s blog - RedState

  • The irony is, you have liberal christians, somehow, somewhat, defending or solacing with Islam or Atheism.

    Almost a Literalist

  • Another part, also, of that project she found still less easy of adoption, which was solacing herself with the society of the wise, good, and intelligent.

    Cecilia

  • But though her donations were circumscribed by prudence, and their objects were selected with discrimination, she gave to herself all her former benevolent pleasure, in solacing his afflictions, while she softened his asperity, by restoring to him his favourite office of being her almoner and monitor.

    Cecilia

  • Eugenia had already glided back to her chamber, and begged, this one solacing interview over, to be dispensed with from joining the family at present; Camilla was removed also to her chamber; and the tender Mother divided her time and her cares between these two recovered treasures of her fondest affection.

    Camilla

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