comfort woman

Definitions

  • Woman comforting crying child
    Woman comforting crying child
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n comfort woman a woman forced into prostitution for Japanese servicemen during World War II "she wrote a book about her harsh experiences as a comfort woman"
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Quotations

  • Clare Boothe Luce
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    “No woman has ever so comforted the distressed or distressed the comfortable. [On Eleanor Roosevelt]”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman.”
  • Freya Stark
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    “The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised.”

Usage

In literature:

The comfortable woman declared that she had taken a fancy such as never was to Ranny, so had Mr.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
The woman tried to comfort me, for I wuz now cryin' aloud, and callin' on his name.
"Samantha at Coney Island" by Marietta Holley
An old woman, dozing comfortably in a big rocking chair before the blaze, jumped up at their appearance.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
He had been comforting a girl, a boyish girl, and here a woman looked at him, with understanding.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Not much comfort for the poor woman and the sick girl shone from these two indifferent faces.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
This woman had tried to comfort her the day Floating Lily was killed.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
ONLY the neighbor woman was at the farm-house next day to comfort the little girl and help her through the sad hours.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
The old woman can make you comfortable for the night.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
Everything that could be done for the comfort of the Indian woman was done by the two white men.
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Here she found everything prepared for her comfort, as if it had been done by the hands of a woman.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
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In poetry:

“’Only the conquered thing to chain
So fast that none might set it free,
Nor other woman there might reign
And comfort thee.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Then let ther faults be what they will,
Ther net for me to show, man;
But if yo seek for comfort, still,
Yo'll find it in a woman.
"Its True" by John Hartley
Whither I go from the bed I recline on, come tell me:
Old age, alarm'd, uncertain—A young woman's voice, appealing to me
for comfort;
A young man's voice, Shall I not escape?
"Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours" by Walt Whitman
WOMAN.
Sir I shall want
No succour long. In the common course of years
I soon must be at rest, and 'tis a comfort
When grief is hard upon me to reflect
It only leads me to that rest the sooner.
"English Eclogues IV - The Sailor's Mother" by Robert Southey
And what could we say? With what words could we comfort them?
Yet seeming to gather the sense of our lack,
The old woman said "We shall wait for you, darlings!
Wherever you get to, we know you'll come back!"
"Smolensk Roads" by Konstantin Simonov
A moody knight by the fitful light
Of the great hall fire below;
A corpse upstairs, and a woman at prayers,
Will they profit her, aye or no?
By'r lady fain, an' she comfort gain,
There is comfort for us also.
"Fauconshawe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Island dispute, ' comfort woman ' statue put edge on Japan-South Korea ties.
Officer comforted woman pinned by bus.
This week's cover artist, Davina Dobie , may be perceived as a woman of the world, feeling equally comfortable in the Hamptons, Kenya and South Africa.
Norrie May-Welby, 48, wasn't comfortable as a man - or a woman - and… (DAILY NEWS STAFF ).
Milkalicious has a new line of clothing, M2, made up of comfortable loungewear for the pregnant or nursing woman.
In addition to beautiful, furnishings should be "machine-washable, comfortable and practical," says Ashwell, the woman credited with launching the Shabby Chic decorating style in 1989.
Although this woman from lma isn't apt to become comfortable in what we call the "Computer Age," I hope I can still enjoy the humor, especially when dealing with the sales people in the various computer companies.
A Palestinian woman comforts another during the funeral of Matar Abu Ata, 20, killed in an overnight Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov 11, 2012.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie comforts a woman overcome by Sandy's devastation.
In his classes and choreography, he really encourages every woman, or man, to let loose and be comfortable and confident with who you are.
"A Girl & A Gun" was started by a woman who wanted to give other ladies a way to learn more about guns in a comfortable environment.
Comfort for the sophisticated woman.
Neither option is a comfortable fit, and what woman wants to look like she's wearing a tent.
President Obama comforts a woman during a tour of a disaster center on Staten Island in New York.
Its small size was comfortable for a tall woman's frame, and even though its motor had a tinge of whininess, I could hold a conversation without screaming while mowing .
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