comfortably

Definitions

  • IT WOULD BE MORE COMFORTABLE ON THE TUNNY'S BACK
    IT WOULD BE MORE COMFORTABLE ON THE TUNNY'S BACK
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv comfortably in financial comfort "They live well","she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"
    • adv comfortably in mental comfort; without stress "he works comfortably on three continents"
    • adv comfortably in physical comfort "she could have been lying comfortably in bed getting the same relief"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Mr. Klegg Enjoys Solid Comfort. 16 Mr. Klegg Enjoys Solid Comfort. 16
A lion snuggled up asleep in bed, under a polkadot patterned comforter A lion snuggled up asleep in bed, under a polkadot patterned comforter
THE COMFORTER THE COMFORTER
Jo laid her head on a comfortable rag-bag and cried Jo laid her head on a comfortable rag-bag and cried
Woman comforting crying child Woman comforting crying child
"'THERE WAS PAT, FAST ASLEEP, LEGS DANGLING, HEAD NODDING, AS COMFORTABLE AS YOU PLEASE.'" "'THERE WAS PAT, FAST ASLEEP, LEGS DANGLING, HEAD NODDING, AS COMFORTABLE AS YOU PLEASE.'"
He felt how comfortable it was to have nothing on him but himself He felt how comfortable it was to have nothing on him but himself

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The sloth moves so slowly that it's fur offers a comfortable environment for algae to grow.
    • adv Comfortably In a comfortable or comforting manner. "Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Northern parts of China it was once a common practice to shave pigs. When the evenings got cold the Chinese would take a pig to bed with them for warmth and found it more comfortable if the pig was clean-shaven.
    • comfortably In a comfortable manner. With ease or comfort: as, to travel comfortably.
    • comfortably With cheerfulness.
    • comfortably In a manner to give comfort or consolation.
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Quotations

  • Charles Dickens
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    “Mind like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.”
  • Charles Dickens
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    “Minds, like bodies, will fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
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    “'Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes.”
  • Aesop
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    “The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “In politics, as on the sickbed, people toss from side to side, thinking they will be more comfortable.”
  • Fred Couples
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    “When you're prepared, you're more confident. When you have a strategy, you're more comfortable.”

Idioms

Comfort zone - It is the temperature range in which the body doesn't shiver or sweat, but has an idiomatic sense of a place where people feel comfortable, where they can avoid the worries of the world. It can be physical or mental.
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Creature comforts - If a person said "I hate camping. I don't like giving up my creature comforts." the person would be referring, in particular, to the comfortable things he/she would have at home but not when camping. At home, for example, he/she would have complete shelter from the weather, a television, a nice comfortable warm bed, the ability to take a warm bath or shower, comfortable lounge chairs to relax in and so on. The person doesn't like giving up the material and psychological benefits of his/her normal life.
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Job's comforter - Someone who says they want to comfort, but actually discomforts people is a Job's comforter. (Job's is pronounced 'jobes', not 'jobs')
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Usage

In literature:

There were in it two very comfortable arm-chairs and a comfortable sofa.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
It is as well she should have the comforts necessary to health, for all our sakes.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
Where there is a uniform and extreme degree of heat, cotton and linen are very conducive to comfort.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Just now he thought only of the home-life in their old house, and the comfort, and the peace.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland
Make me as comfortable as you can; I like to be comfortable.
"The Place Beyond the Winds" by Harriet T. Comstock
If it would comfort him to see us, why should he not have that comfort?
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
Comfort is for those who labor to comfort and benefit others, and not for those who care only for themselves.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
He is just getting back to a point where he can eat with ease and comfort.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
While this is the case we shall, I hope, always find "life's cares" to be "comforts.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
I'm so comfortable sitting here.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
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In poetry:

"No rest nor comfort can I find,
I watch the midnight hour;
I sit and listen to the wind
Which beats upon my tower.
"Night Scenes Of Other Times" by Joanna Baillie
To thee alone this force renewed,
This vital power I owe;
From thee alone, my faithful heart,
My only comforts flow.
"The Resurrection" by Count Giacomo Leopardi
Where fictitious tragic woe
Entertains the gaudy ring,
Each the horror can forego,
And instant mental comfort bring.
"The Culprit" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
When his potion and his pill,
Has, or none, or little skill,
Meet for nothing but to kill,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!
"His Litany, To The Holy Spirit" by Robert Herrick
Now she is gone, from heaven itself
The angels of her eyes
Visit my heart's vexed loneliness
With comforting replies.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
When the tempter me pursu'th
With the sins of all my youth,
And half damns me with untruth,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!
"His Litany, To The Holy Spirit" by Robert Herrick

In news:

It's a statement-making day in royal fashion history: Kate Middleton has stepped outside of her style and beauty comfort zone.
Getting Comfortable with the Brain.
Take a classic comfort food dish and add something extravagant to it, and you'll be participating in one of the hottest restaurant trends these days.
Proper ventilation is necessary to ensure that pollutants in a home do not accumulate to levels that can cause health and comfort problems for the occupants.
Last week, I stepped way out of my comfort zone and tried something I never have before, racing at high altitude.
Just wanted to ask opinions about the warmest/comfortable full seats for riding in the winter.
For more than 47 years, Brookside Manor has provided affordable and comfortable housing for senior citizens from Montevideo and the surrounding area.
It just sounds down to earth, inviting and comfortable.
Web stream gets up close, personal with Katmai National Park's denizens from comfort of home.
But as Jerry Bowen reports, that comfort zone is about to change.
Dombroski feeling more comfortable during second season.
This is mellow and comforting and utterly enjoyable.
The BE-550 lightweight bulkhead evaporator for small to mid-size shuttle and school bus applications to help ensure passenger comfort in vehicles where headroom clearance is an issue.
Downtown bungalow offers cozy comforts.
China's Li Keqiang a cautious bureaucrat , comfortable with the West.
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In science:

The academy was comfortable with that for a while, but publishers are under increasing pressure to adapt further.
Fully Digital: Policy and Process Implications for the AAS
It is clear from the velocity fields of RGJ0331 −2739 (Fig. 3 and Section 4.2) that merger kinematics appear to dominate over any possible AGN-driven properties, and the [NII]/Hα ratio lies comfortably within that expected for a z ∼ 2 star forming galaxy (Erb et al. 2006).
Integral Field Spectroscopy of 2.0
Fortunately loop corrections, especially from stop loops, can raise mH . mH = 125 GeV fits most comfortably with quite heavy (∼10 TeV?) stop masses.
Origins of Mass
Therefore, we observe a comforting consistency amongst these three rare decay processes in F -SU (5) through each of their practically negligible SUSY contributions.
Testing No-Scale F-SU(5): A 125 GeV Higgs Boson and SUSY at the 8 TeV LHC
Would the situation be different if they already possessed similar experiences and had available an epistemological framing of such activities that they were comfortable with? It would be difficult for us to find a significant sub-population among our students in the US who have had such experiences.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
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