Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as comfit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See comfit, n.

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  • noun obsolete A confection, especially of preserved fruit.

Etymologies

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From French confiture, from Latin confectūra.

Examples

  • It didn't add to Missy's comfiture to know she had, in truth, harboured this ridiculed vision of herself.

    Missy

  • Heroes, like gods, must have their own way; but against thee and thy confraternity of elders I would turn the closet-key, and your mouths might water over, but your tongues should never enter those little pots of comfiture.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems A Selection

  • Anon, the comfiture being well done, my wife and I took Mrs. Hunt at almost 9 at night by coach and carried

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete 1663 N.S.

  • Anon, the comfiture being well done, my wife and I took Mrs. Hunt at almost 9 at night by coach and carried Mrs. Hunt home, and did give her a box of sugar and a haunch of venison given me by my Lady the other day.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 25: November/December 1663

  • Anon, the comfiture being well done, my wife and I took Mrs. Hunt at almost 9 at night by coach and carried

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • Anon, the comfiture being well done, my wife and I took Mrs. Hunt at almost 9 at night by coach and carried Mrs. Hunt home, and did give her a box of sugar and a haunch of venison given me by my Lady the other day.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Nov/Dec 1663

  • The commencement was favoura - ble; * but, by the failure of punctual correspondent co - operation, and the brave stand of colonel Musgrave with the fortieth regiment at Chew's house on the dis - comfiture of the British van, the flattering dawn was soon and sadly changed.

    Memoirs of the war in the Southern department of the United States

  • “I am doing penance,” said Maitre Pierre, “and may not eat anything before noon, save some comfiture and a cup of water. —

    Quentin Durward

  • "I am doing penance," said Maitre Pierre, "and may not eat anything before noon, save some comfiture and a cup of water.

    Quentin Durward

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