Friday, 2nd May 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Verb & Noun )
Past and past participle : solaced
Present participle : solacing
3rd person present singular : solaces
Pronunciation : sól-less
1. comfort at a time of sadness, grief, or disappointment
2. somebody or something that provides comfort at a time of sadness, grief, or disappointment
3. to comfort somebody at a time of sadness, grief or disappointment
4. to give hope to in time of grief or pain
13th century - Via French - Latin solatium - solari - to comfort
consolation, console, soothe, comfort, peace, give comfort, peace
trouble, upset, worry, discord, disharmony
They solaced their wretchedness, however, by duets after supper.
The third are gratiosi, favorites; such as exceed not this scantling, to be solace to the sovereign, and harmless to the people.
The minister's visit was the dying man's only solace.
His poverty drove him to seek increasing solace in alcohol.
His music was a solace to me during my illness.
Surrounded by unhappiness at home, John Sr. early on found solace and certainty in the realm of science and technology.
But immediately afterwards he dispels the agony by finding his customary solace in tales of chivalry.
It provided some solace that three large, highly conservative insurance companies were willing to bet on my life.
Lillian's Lutheranism, with its harsh creed that suffering was a sign of God's favor, solaced her.
solacer : Noun
solacee : Noun - Plural
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