solacement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n solacement the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment "second place was no consolation to him"
    • n solacement comfort in disappointment or misery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Solacement The act of solacing, or the state of being solaced; also, that which solaces.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n solacement The act of solacing or comforting; the state of being solaced.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Solacement the act of solacing: the state of being solaced
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “Why do we spend years using up our bodies to nurture our minds with experience and find our minds turning then to our exhausted bodies for solace?”
  • John Barbour
    John Barbour
    “Freedom all solace to man gives: He lives at ease that freely lives.”
  • Martin Luther
    Martin%20Luther
    “My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.”
  • Lorraine Anderson
    Lorraine Anderson
    “Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. solas—L. solatiumsolāri, -ātus, to comfort in distress.

Usage

In literature:

Amalie Sebald seems to have been of great solace to him, but, like all the rest, she married some one else, Justice-councillor Krause.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1" by Rupert Hughes
It is the one solace of my life in the desperate condition that I have reached.
"For Gold or Soul?" by Lurana W. Sheldon
For a year and a half Gugemar dwelt with his lady, in solace and great delight.
"French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France" by Marie de France
It was well that Lucrezia could offer him solace, for unwittingly she had once brought him his direst distress.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2" by Rupert Hughes
Books more than ever became her solace and joy.
"Lives of Girls Who Became Famous" by Sarah Knowles Bolton
But when duty took him into danger where his lady could not follow, she found ample solace.
"Love affairs of the Courts of Europe" by Thornton Hall
Her fingers closed about the hilt with a certain solace.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
Some slight solace in this!
"Mr. Prohack" by E. Arnold Bennett
The influence of the night solaced and uplifted him and bestowed on him new faculties of perception.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
Whoever seeks solace in whisky will curse the hour which saw him commit a mistake so fatal.
"Fifteen Years in Hell" by Luther Benson
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In poetry:

An only daughter in his age
Solaced a father's care;
And all the country bless'd the name
Of Emily the Fair.
"A Tale" by John Logan
Pining in desolation,
Shunned by each of her kind,
Sought she a bitter solace
In creatures of a coarser mind.
"A Stained Lily" by Madge Morris Wagner
A little further we must bear
The load, and do our best;
Then take immortal solace where
The wretched are at rest.
"At Last" by Gerald Massey
My only solace, only joy,
Since the sad day I lost my mother,
Is nursing her own Willy boy,
My little orphan brother.
"Nursing" by Charles Lamb
There are gentle bosoms swelling
With all motions pure and kind,
That unceasingly are welling
Solace to the weary mind.
"Reality" by Walter Richard Cassels
If friendship's solace must decay,
When other joys are gone,
And love must keep so far away,
While I go wandering on,—
"If This Be All" by Anne Bronte

In news:

Finding souls in a search for solace .
Words Of Solace For Breast Cancer Survivors.
Sauder Provides High Point Visitors, Consumers Solace At Work.
South Dade Church Offers Election Night Solace For Campaign-Battered Souls.
Jets take no solace in 'Gronk' absence .
Angel 's statue offers solace to the grieving.
But unlike Darwin, most of us are still marooned in parking lots, toddling through mazes, gazing out through windows, for solace.
Quantum solace – science and health.
Quantum of Solace Starring Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench.
Midnight Screening of Quantum of Solace Offers Peek at 2009–Watch Out, Tom Cruise.
I can't say that Marc Forster's Quantum of Solace is badly made.
What will replace Solace, a recently closed restaurant located at the corner of Haywood Street and Battery Park Avenue.
So take solace when rejecting others that you are trying to preserve the quality of existing friendships.
Away from his Australia-based band Electric Jellyfish, Michael Beach finds solace in solitude.
Quantum of Solace Starring Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko and Judi Dench.
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In science:

Presumably it is more difficult to turn a near miss into a collision than vice versa, and today we may take solace in our confidence that such a concept is entirely impractical.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
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