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Word: console

Definition: lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation


Sentences Containing 'console'

He walked away again immediately, and she was left to fret over her own want of presence of mind; Charlotte tried to console her:``I dare say you will find him very agreeable.''
But Mr. Bennet was not of a disposition to seek comfort for the disappointment which his own imprudence had brought on, in any of those pleasures which too often console the unfortunate for their folly or their vice.
Mary, however, continued to console herself with such kind of moral extractions from the evil before them.
Let me then advise you, dear sir, to console yourself as much as possible, to throw off your unworthy child from your affection for ever, and leave her to reap the fruits of her own heinous offense.
From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats.
So I hastened to console him and lead him on to forget his mishap in a conversational orgy about cattle and butchery.
So, to console them, the book was brought, that they might hear Uncle Remus's Tar Baby story from the lips of Uncle Remus himself or what, in their outraged eyes, was left of him.
``Say not so; you can console and support me by the strength of your own powerful mind.
God has sent you to me to console, at one and the same time, the man who could not be a father, and the prisoner who could not get free.''
``But did you not go up stairs and try to console the poor old man?''
``Ah, sir,''replied Caderousse,``we can not console those who will not be consoled, and he was one of these; besides, I know not why, but he seemed to dislike seeing me.
The worthy shipowner knew, from Penelon's recital, of the captain's brave conduct during the storm, and tried to console him.
A fortnight after I was at Rogliano, and I said to Assunta,`Console thyself, sister; Israel is dead, but he is avenged.'
Seek not to console me; alas, nothing can alleviate so great a sorrow the wound is too deep and too fresh!
``My dear M. de Villefort,''replied the doctor, with a tone which redoubled the terror of the young man,``I have not led you here to console you; on the contrary''``What can you mean?''
Nay, do not press my hand, Edmond; you are thinking, I am sure, of some kind speech to console me, but do not utter it to me, reserve it for others more worthy of your kindness.
Peppino had a little spare time, so he had a game of mora with the facchini, lost three crowns, and then to console himself drank a bottle of Orvieto.
When we reflect on this struggle we may console ourselves with the full belief that the war of nature is not incessant, that no fear is felt, that death is generally prompt, and that the vigorous, the healthy, and the happy survive and multiply.
In this way, and in sighing and calling on the fauns and satyrs of the woods and the nymphs of the streams, and Echo, moist and mournful, to answer, console, and hear him, as well as in looking for herbs to sustain him, he passed his time until Sancho's return; and had that been delayed three weeks, as it was three days, the Knight of the Rueful Countenance would have worn such an altered countenance that the mother that bore him would not have known him: and here it will be well to leave him, wrapped up in sighs and verses, to relate how Sancho Panza fared on his mission.
They left him to sleep, and came out to the gate of the inn to console Sancho Panza on not having found the head of the giant; but much more work had they to appease the landlord, who was furious at the sudden death of his wine-skins; and said the landlady half scolding, half crying, "At an evil moment and in an unlucky hour he came into my house, this knight-errant--would that I had never set eyes on him, for dear he has cost me; the last time he went off with the overnight score against him for supper, bed, straw, and barley, for himself and his squire and a hack and an ass, saying he was a knight adventurer--God send unlucky adventures to him and all the adventurers in the world--and therefore not bound to pay anything, for it was so settled by the knight-errantry tariff: and then, all because of him, came the other gentleman and carried off my tail, and gives it back more than two cuartillos the worse, all stripped of its hair, so that it is no use for my husband's purpose; and then, for a finishing touch to all, to burst my wine-skins and spill my wine!
All the four who had come in quest of Don Luis had now come into the inn and surrounded him, urging him to return and console his father at once and without a moment's delay.
It was not easy for us to credit the young man's continence, but she asserted it with such earnestness that it helped to console her distressed father, who thought nothing of what had been taken since the jewel that once lost can never be recovered had been left to his daughter.
For all that, however, I console myself, because, after all, in whatever shape he may have been, I have victorious over my enemy."
She fainted when she saw me return, and made a little jug of egg-hot afterwards to console us while we talked it over.
Also to tell you, that you had best seek that home of yours, with all speed, and hide your head among those excellent people who are expecting you, and whom your money will console.
I have tried to resign myself, and to console myself; and that, I hope, I may have done imperfectly; but what I cannot firmly settle in my mind is, that the end will absolutely come.

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