• WordNet 3.6
    • adj comforting affording comfort or solace
    • adj comforting providing freedom from worry
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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
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
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


  • Grant Show
    Grant Show
    “I think that there were only two people in my high school that were comfortable there, and I think they are both pumping gas now.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “To be scared is sensible, to be comfortable is suicidal.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.”
  • George Eliot
    “I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.”
  • John Buchan
    John Buchan
    “Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.”
  • John Bunyan
    “If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.”


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.
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.
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')


In literature:

She has the use of her faculties, and an altogether comfortable use of her sight, though that is not so acute as at first.
"The Wonders of Prayer" by Various
I hope you find yourself fairly comfortable where you are.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
The only comfort left to me in this world is in your presence, and in those material good things which I am still able to enjoy.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
As for the want of sensible incomes of joy and comfort, he hath promised to send the Comforter, in his own good time, John xiv.
"Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life" by John Brown (of Wamphray)
I trust my servants have made you comfortable?
"The Reason Why" by Elinor Glyn
I know not why the adjective comfortable should so invariably be descriptive of mothers in Germany.
"The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight" by Elizabeth von Arnim
Necessities is a great comfort, but you can do without even them.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
The comforts of companionship develop purity and give rest to the soul.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Those three names have been my comfort these last three weeks.
"Clementina" by A.E.W. Mason
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox

In poetry:

"Bright hope, the lover's comfort, can
Alone my heart console,
Or soothe the pain of parting with
The empress of my soul.
"The Adieu To Eliza" by Nora Pembroke
"Do not, dear wife, my kindness shun,
Henceforth my comfort be;
And let us jointly bless my son,
Who witnesses for thee;"
"The Serpents" by William Hayley
Why should the children of a King
Go mourning all their days?
Great Comforter! descend and bring
Some tokens of thy grace.
"Hymn 144" by Isaac Watts
My eyes with expectation fail,
My heart within me cries,
"When will the Lord his truth fulfil,
And make my comforts rise?"
"Psalm 119 part 12" by Isaac Watts
Art thou little? Do thy little well;
And for thy comfort know
Great men can do their greatest work
No better than just so.
"One Talent" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Through all the startled city, walked
The saints that had been dead,
And to the sorrowful in heart
Holy comfort ministred.
"The Ballad of Lost Souls" by John Oxenham

In news:

Inventories all around the world are comfortable.
Mark Twain once wrote, I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter's evening, and I know the comfort that come.
This old favorite shouts comfort.
Amy shows us an easy way on how to make both of these warming comfort foods.
A hoofta is the amount of spice that fits comfortably in your palm.
Matt Belcher , of Verdatek Solutions, discusses green homebuilding and the renovation an Olivette family home to double living space while reducing energy use - and ensuring family health and comfort.
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger was critical of his team's performance against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, which the Red Devils won much more comfortably than the 2-1 score line suggests.
She rested comfortably in her final days with the care and help of her five children, Michael of Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Pamela Zoroufchi of Saint Louis, Mo.
You can never underestimate the comforting power of preparing a meal for a family who is dealing with crisis or grieving the loss of a loved one.
Whenever I'm comforted by the genius of our Founders, the resilience of our institutions and the wisdom of the American people, I know my meds need adjusting.
Readers explain how they add unexpected flavors to one of the world's best-loved comfort foods.
In medical field technologies are used to provide some comforts for the patients.
Even in nursing homes there are needs of technologies which create a comfort level in which old people are benefited.
Upton comfortably ahead in new poll.
The Curious Case of '' Comfortably Smug.

In science:

The Newton-Wigner localization scheme avoids some consequences of the Reeh-Schlieder theorem and leads to a mathematical structure which seems more comfortable for our a priori physical intuition about localization .
Zeno meets modern science
While additional ISB distances to short-period Cepheids in the disk of the LMC are required to strengthen the new p-factor relation proposed by Gieren et al. (2005), it is comforting to see that its adoption clears the puzzling discrepancy in P-L slopes mentioned at the end of §2.3.
Cepheids, Eclipsing Binaries and the Distance Scale: from the Galaxy to the Local Group
Also, as seen in most of the curves in Figs. 11 and 12, for very small lags ( < 4) the nonlinear and linear metrics mostly coincide and the null hypothesis cannot be comfortably rejected.
Testing the assumptions of linear prediction analysis in normal vowels
There are countless ways of saying the same things in this field. I will stick to a set of definitions that I feel comfortable with.
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers
We are already comfortable talking about extrasolar debris disks and their parent populations of small bodies.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?