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consolation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consolation  \Con`so*la"tion\,  n.  [L.  consolatio:  cf  F. 
  consolation.] 
  The  act  of  consoling;  the  state  of  being  consoled;  allevation 
  of  misery  or  distress  of  mind;  refreshment  of  spirit; 
  comfort;  that  which  consoles  or  comforts  the  spirit. 
 
  Against  such  cruelties  With  inward  consolations 
  recompensed.  --Milton. 
 
  Are  the  consolations  of  God  small  with  thee?  --Job  xv 
  11. 
 
  Syn:  Comfort;  solace;  allevation.  See  {Comfort}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consolation 
  n  1:  the  comfort  you  feel  when  consoled  in  times  of 
  disappointment;  "second  place  was  no  consolation  to  him" 
  [syn:  {solace},  {solacement}] 
  2:  the  act  of  consoling;  giving  relief  in  affliction;  "his 
  presence  was  a  consolation  to  her"  [syn:  {comfort},  {solace}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  CONSOLATION,  n.  The  knowledge  that  a  better  man  is  more  unfortunate 
  than  yourself 
 
 




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