Definition of 'consolation'
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Let the sick and suffering find us real angels of comfort and consolation. Daily Readings with Mother Theresa (1993)It was a joy in times of prosperity and a consolation in times of trouble. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Katie was the comfort and consolation of my life. Anne of Green Gables (1872)But there is one big consolation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is neither comfort nor consolation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There was just one consolation, though. The Sun (2012)There is one big consolation for the Labour leader. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The one consolation is that temperatures are picking up after a cold end to April. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rather, it is the one consolation of a tiresome chore. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If this sounds a bleak prospect, there is one germ of consolation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But there was one consolation for the Athens badminton mixed doubles silver medallist. The Sun (2008)But he gets no consolation from any of these, so malicious have his dealings with them been. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)We were growing up with good teeth, but that seemed like a poor consolation at the time. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I derived no consolation from getting paid. Seminary Boy (2006)A refined consolation but not one he will be able to enjoy much longer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It offers consolation and hope to anyone who finds that they don't feel as old on the inside as they look. Times, Sunday Times (2011)U give me hope and consolation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One man wrote that women possessed "affection and all the finer sensibilities of the heart and soul... needed for comfort and consolation. American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)Advice is offered, consolation given, hope expressed. Christianity Today (2000)Train So being in Europe for the first time was some consolation for the fans and the players. The Sun (2008)
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