• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Consoler One who gives consolation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n consoler One who consoles, or gives consolation or comfort.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Consoler :—fem. Con′-solātrix
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  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example.”
  • Titus Maccius Plautus
    “One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.”
  • Voltaire
    “The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, inten., and solāri, to comfort.


In literature:

Whenever a problem arose she thought immediately of the blacksmith and was consoled.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
To the extent of his means he would do what money could to console her!
"Weighed and Wanting" by George MacDonald
How can one do otherwise than place oneself in God's hands, on seeing so much suffering cured or consoled?
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
We must offer the poor man the consolations of religion, Mr.
"Homeward Bound" by James Fenimore Cooper
Consols at 100 were the origin of all book societies.
"Vivian Grey" by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
And, in search of consolation to another captive maid, She told the bitter sorrow to no one else displayed.
"Moorish Literature" by Anonymous
O my Saviour, forsake us not in this trying hour; give us the consolation of thy Holy Spirit, and a portion of strength to do thy will!
"Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel" by John Yeardley
It seeks to penetrate the secrets of struggling humanity, at war often with those certitudes which are the consolation of our inner life.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII" by John Lord
Now and then their glances met, and she gave him an affectionate smile which consoled him.
"Doctor Pascal" by Emile Zola
Don't try to console me.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon

In poetry:

Lie still and let me in my desolation
Caress the soft loose hair a moment's span.
Since Loveliness is Life's one Consolation,
And love the only Lethe left to man.
"The Garden" by Laurence Hope
And yet, though great the loss to us appears,
The consolation sweetens all our pain--
Though hushed the voice, through all the coming years
Its echoes will remain.
"Morton" by James Whitcomb Riley
Faintly I hear thy angel-voice again;
There's music in the sweet and dying sound;
Like Philomela's soft and echo'd strain,
It spreads a soothing consolation round.
"Lines Written At Brighton" by Sir John Carr
I know the value of a kindly chorus,
But choruses yield little consolation
When we have pain and sorrow too before us!
I love — and love, alas, above my station!
"HMS Pinafore: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Yet, in the midst of grief and desolation,
Solace I my despairing soul with this:
Once, for my life's eternal consolation,
You lent my lips your loveliness to kiss.
"Farewell" by Laurence Hope
A hope from lives like yours must everywhere
Become like faith — that blessing undefiled,
The refuge of the grey philosopher —
The consolation of the simple child.
"John Bede Polding" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Reliability of electronic circuit boards and electronic devices of console of drilling units are investigated.
Sony is threatening to sue anybody posting or "distributing" the first full-fledged jailbreak code for the 4-year-old PlayStation 3 gaming console.
Older children want fancy cellphones, vehicles to get around and the latest video games and consoles.
SSL is introducing Duality SE, which adds new features and refinements to the current console design, at the 127th AES Convention.
AR Studios in Brazil gets continent's first SSL Duality console.
Most anglers know about (even drool at) Dusky 's offshore center consoles.
Post 30 falls, 3-2, to Wiregrass in consolation game in Paul Eames Memorial Baseball Tournament.
Tackling vintage weaponry, stereo consoles.
Except for the lighter frame and flat bottom, the console is identical to its big brother, the Élan II.
RIO RANCHO — The Eldorado Eagles pushed the Clovis Wildcats below.500 on the young baseball season, posting an 11-run first inning en route to a 17-2 victory in the consolation bracket of the Rio Rancho Invitational.
Cristian Granucci consoles a man whose wife was electrocuted to death while trying to render aid after an auto accident at Magnolia Boulevard and Ben Avenue in Valley Village on Aug 22, 2012.
Reliability of electronic circuit boards and electronic device s of console of drilling units are investigated.
I strongly suspect that the consolations of music are more apparent, and to overwhelmingly more people, than are those of any other form of art.
Cadillac also has redesigned the center console lid on all three Escalades with a new satin-metal trim piece.
Louisiana-Lafayette defensive end Emeka Onyenekwu (45) is consoled after his team lost 27-20 to Florida in an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla.

In science:

The linac control is different from the ring. It uses PC with remote I/O via RS422 to control the devices. The console in the ring only can access some dada such as the Phase in the linac via the network.
A Prototype of Upgrading Bepc Control System
As a consolation to the reader, though, we mention two other families of juggling models which, although perhaps less physically realistic than the ones we have described, do lead to interesting answers to our Random Question. 1.
Juggling probabilities
Direct communication with the system is provided by a console module ”pishell” which can run at any place and interact with the system exchanging short COBRA packets.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
Prawn is supposed to run in daemon mode, but can run in console mode for debugging purposes.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
Figure 5 shows a snapshot of the information returned by the Prawn Engine running in console mode on a node named “ Bob”.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11