consolable

Definitions

  • PUSS CONSOLING THE MILLER'S SON
    PUSS CONSOLING THE MILLER'S SON
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj consolable able to be consoled
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Mrs. Sextus consoles herself with a Little Party Mrs. Sextus consoles herself with a Little Party
THE CUP OF CONSOLATION THE CUP OF CONSOLATION

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Consolable Capable of receiving consolation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • consolable Capable of being consoled, or of being mitigated by consolation; capable of receiving consolation; admitting of consolation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Consolable that may be comforted
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Quotations

  • Victor Hugo
    Victor%20Hugo
    “It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.”
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    “The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.”
  • Karl Kraus
    Karl%20Kraus
    “It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.”
  • Democritus
    Democritus
    “If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.”
  • Frank Moore Colby
    Frank%20Moore%20Colby
    “That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.”
  • Agnes Repplier
    Agnes%20Repplier
    “The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. consolabilis,: cf. F. consolable,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, inten., and solāri, to comfort.

Usage

In literature:

But, nevertheless, he had his consolations.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
So sweet were your consolations that we were always complaining in order to be consoled by you.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
There, in charge of Fort Consolation, lived the Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
I was somewhat comforted by these reflections, but the consolation they afforded was short-lived.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
But as far as he could be consoled by such comforts, there had been the consolation.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
Besides, if the ascending path was more arduous and painful to clamber, I had one source of secret consolation and delight.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
For a moment he thought of looking for Josephina to console her, but after a brief reflection, he gave up the idea.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
Please sit down here for a moment, Gerald, beside me, and console me for my sufferings.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
His constant consolation was to send messengers to the grandmother of the child, and to make inquiries after them.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
She tried to console herself by thinking that the wound to him would be easy to cure.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

And somehow he consoled thereby,
Knowing they may, though Hades bent,
When finally they come to die,
Enjoy a snow-white monument.
"Humility" by Robert W Service
``Yet sink down from the firmament
Back to life's dearth and dole,
Knowing full well that song was sent
To comfort and console.''
"A Question Answered" by Alfred Austin
“Oh, ye may have your men to kiss,
And children warm to hold,
But the heart that had the hottest love
Was never yet consoled.”
"The Loving Tree" by John Shaw Neilson
But if you could crown with flowers
All my radiant, festal hours,
And console for hours of sorrow
Love me more with each to-morrow.
"Song VI" by Edith Nesbit
In music I have no consolation,
No roses are pale enough for me;
The sound of the waters of separation
Surpasseth roses and melody.
"Exile" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
Land where the desolate weep
In a sorrow no voice may console!
Our tears are but streams, making deep
The ocean of love in our soul.
"The Land We Love" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

After what seems like an eternity of waiting, we finally have specs and launch windows for the final two next-gen game consoles.
For each game, they either win a prize or receive a consolation prize.
Lufkin had held Consol to a field goal on the Tigers first drive of the OT.
Luminant Lighting Systems has unveiled an entirely new line of lighting consoles for stage lighting applications in small to medium venues.
Luminant Lighting Unveils New Consoles.
Has unveiled a new line of lighting consoles that provides ease of use and intuitive operation for stage lighting applications in small to medium venues.
M1 is Martin's next generation lighting controller with four DMX universes direct from the console.
Qwikster will begin offering console games at a premium.
Plus, value-conscious anglers can purchase the new center-console skiffs at used-boat prices.
He shared the stage at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh last year with a musician whose name some readers might recognize…a guy named Jon Bon Jovi.
The consoles on the right were painted by Jacques Majorelle, who was responsible for the original layout of the Villa and its garden.
Baynote Launches Merchandizing & Editorial Console.
The Midas XL8 live performance digital mixing console.
Trend Up "We started seeing the big center console offshore and go-fast boats with triples and quad outboards ," says Brian Davis, vice president of Seven Marine.
Connected TVs to Outsell Games Consoles For First Time This Year.
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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
Prawn is supposed to run in daemon mode, but can run in console mode for debugging purposes.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
This information can be also obtained by running Prawn in console mode, e.g., 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
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