from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of solacing or comforting; the state of being solaced.

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

  • noun rare The act of solacing, or the state of being solaced; also, that which solaces.

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  • noun solace; consolation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun comfort in disappointment or misery
  • noun the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment


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  • That, however, was a solacement of his feelings which was not at the moment to be thought of; and Cristal Nixon presently put an end to his unpleasant situation, by ordering the riders to go on.


  • Thomas Browne, and other renowned old authors, from whom I now derive so much pleasure and solacement.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • The Abbé entered from Lothario’s chamber; beckoned Jarno to go in instead of him; and said to Wilhelm: “The Baron bids me ask you to remain with us a day or two, to share his hospitality, and, in the present circumstances, contribute to his solacement.

    Chapter II. Book VII

  • The reader sighed, yet not without a reflex solacement: “O, that I too had lived in those times, had never known these logic-cobwebs, this doubt, this sickliness; and been and felt myself alive among men alive!

    Paras. 25-49

  • Hilary and the brethren bowed low at these gracious words, and thought within themselves: Of a truth this may be a woman, but she is no less an Angel for our strength and solacement.

    A Child's Book of Saints

  • He has secret solacement in a latent belief that he himself is an exception.

    Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher

  • As long as we remain within the realm of imagination, it may be argued, we may find in our poet's great sayings both solacement and strength, both rest and an impulse towards higher moral endeavour; but if we seek to treat them as theories of facts, and turn upon them the light of the understanding, will they not inevitably prove to be hallucinations?

    Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher

  • To put up with the house was a right easy matter, almost a solacement, in sight of the deep misery of its poor mistress, spite of all her striving.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • She had gone to Geraldine's quiet place in Manchester, rather as in duty bound than with much hope of solacement or even of greater quietude there; both of which, however, she found, so beautiful was Geraldine's/[Page 371]/affectionate skill with her, delicacy, wise silent sympathy and unwearied assiduity (coming by surprise too), for which she never forgot Geraldine.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • That he was a wine-bibler and gross liver; gluttonously fond of whatever would yield him a little solacement, were it only of a stomachic character, is undeniable enough.

    The Best of the World's Classics, Vol. V (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland III


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