consolation prize


Definition of consolation prize

: a prize given to a runner-up or a loser in a contest

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One potential small possibility is that the smaller object could be a very light black hole, Scott said, which would still be an exciting consolation prize. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Black hole gobbles up neutron star, causing ripples in space and time," 20 Aug. 2019 But on Sunday that felt like a consolation prize after Durant agreed to a max deal with the Nets. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Analysis: Warriors' loss of Kevin Durant will hurt for years to come," 30 June 2019 With Walker gone and Terry Rozier arriving in the sign-and-trade from the Celtics as a consolation prize, Charlotte appears headed decidedly south, likely out of even the back end of the East playoff hunt. 4. Ira Winderman,, "Winderman: Outside signings might prove more impactful to Heat | Commentary," 3 Aug. 2019 Warren’s consolation prize proved to be an enormous political opportunity: a 2012 nomination, without a primary, to become a U.S. senator from Massachusetts. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Arguing the World," 15 Aug. 2019 The top 70 in the FedEx Cup advance to the BMW Championship at Medinah, so there were other players who took home consolation prizes. Doug Ferguson,, "Patrick Reed delivers clutch putts to win FedEx Cup opener," 13 Aug. 2019 There were a few consolation prizes in the wake of the Cubs’ 11-4 humbling by the Athletics that snapped a four-game winning streak Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. Mark Gonzales,, "Jon Lester doesn’t mince words after giving up 8 runs in the 2nd inning: ‘I’m pretty much the weakest link’," 7 Aug. 2019 This vegan ice cream base is smooth and creamy and more than a dairy-free consolation prize. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Coconut milk makes this vegan ice cream especially smooth and luscious," 9 July 2019 Los Angeles Clippers Leonard, a Southern California native, is seemingly the Clippers' top target, but should the Finals MVP return to the champion Raptors on a shorter deal, Durant would be much more than just a consolation prize. USA TODAY, "NBA free agency: What are the options for Kevin Durant?," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of consolation prize

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of consolation prize was in 1886

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English Language Learners Definition of consolation prize

: a prize that is given to someone who has not won a contest

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