Our family was comforted by the outpouring of support from the community.
We can comfort ourselves with the thought that the worst is over. Noun
These boots provide warmth and comfort in the coldest temperatures.
The car's seats are designed for comfort.
The suites combine comfort with convenience.
The drug gave some comfort to the patient.
I found a cozy chair where I could read in comfort.
He turned to her for comfort and support when he lost his job.
They were great comforts to each other during that difficult time. See More
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The change in weather and the color of leaves could only mean three things for Southerners: SEC football, chilly autumn evenings spent on the porch, and, of course, breaking out the slow cooker to make warm, comforting meals.—Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 15 Sep. 2023 One day, Young was hanging out in the hallway, when a math teacher called her over and asked her to comfort the new student crying in the bathroom.—Aliyya Swaby, ProPublica, 14 Sep. 2023 The time has come to pour a mug of your favorite hot beverage, jump onto the couch sporting an oversized sweatshirt, and curl up under a warm, comforting blanket.—Amy Schulman, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2023 The end goal is always making your home (and life overall) as cozy and comforting as possible.—Abby Wilson, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Sep. 2023 To comfort her, an aunt promised to bring her a gift: a bottle of Shower to Shower baby powder.—Ellen Barry Hilary Swift, New York Times, 7 Sep. 2023 Is choosing a backpack by weight and comfort the same thing?—Justin Park, Popular Mechanics, 31 Aug. 2023 In her role with the department, Grace will help comfort victims of trauma, calm tensions within the police station and be a diplomat between the department and the community.—Nate Flauto, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2023 Both Driggs and Soria were comforted by news of the settlement agreement.—Jimmy Jenkins, The Arizona Republic, 3 Sep. 2023
The insider added that Candy has also stepped in as a source of comfort to her daughter's five children.—Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 Cariuma Hokusai Wave Off Kanagawa Canvas Slip-On Sneakers Beyond their striking aesthetics, each of these sneakers are thoughtfully designed to ensure all-day comfort and support.—Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 20 Sep. 2023 But the status of the suspect’s mental health might not bring comfort to the deputy’s grieving family, Los Angeles Sheriff Robert Luna said.—Stephanie Becker, CNN, 20 Sep. 2023 Someone else was depending on me for comfort, love and exercise.—Blake Turck, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023 They’re made in the same plush fabric as the brand’s best-selling robes and throw blankets for ultimate comfort.—Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 19 Sep. 2023 While researching outfitters, Kirby found that CTSS stood out with its multitude of options to enhance your comfort level.—Jen Murphy, Robb Report, 17 Sep. 2023 Athleta’s Retreat Joggers have a relaxed fit for comfort, as well as two roomy front zip pockets that can fit most smartphones.—Karen I. Chen, wsj.com, 15 Sep. 2023 The only difference is that it was done from the comfort of your own home!—Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English comforten, conforten "to strengthen spiritually, inspire with courage, exort, cheer up, encourage, invigorate," borrowed from Anglo-French conforter, comforter, borrowed from Late Latin confortāre "to strengthen, restore strength to, invigorate, cure" (Medieval Latin also "to cheer, reassure"), from Latin con-con- + Late Latin -fortāre, verbal derivative of Latin fortis "strong, robust" — more at fort
Middle English comfort, counfort "invigoration, encouragement, assurance, feeling of relief, pleasure, gratification," borrowed from Anglo-French comfort, confort, cunfort "solace, encouragement, enjoyment, satisfaction," noun derivative of conforter, comforter "to strengthen, encourage, solace" — more at comfort entry 1