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Examples of solace in a Sentence
- Solaced by an abundance of whisky, champagne and cigars, he always bounced back, restoring and recreating himself through intensely active immersion in one or another of his varied interests … —Robert Kuttner, New York Times Book Review, 23 Oct. 1988
- In this deplorable state, I contrived to do, what I take to have been, three Objective things. I got Mr. Franklin his sherry; I retired to my own room; and I solaced myself with the most composing pipe of tobacco I ever remember to have smoked in my life. —Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone, 1868
- … and it was settled that Mr. Jones should be sent for early in the morning if Miss Bennet were not decidedly better. Bingley was quite uncomfortable; his sisters declared that they were miserable. They solaced their wretchedness, however, by duets after supper … —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813
counselors did their best to solace the bereaved children
I solaced myself with a book while I waited for the bus.
Examples of solace in a Sentence
- Think your city's suffering? Imagine if your favorite team bolted town after 41 seasons, not for some cosmopolitan burg but a dusty outpost where oil derricks qualify as urban skyline. Now imagine turning to your city's other teams for solace only to find each to be avert-your-eyes abysmal. —Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated, 10 Nov. 2008
- It's important to explain what's going on, but some parents tell their child too much—about being lonely and frightened, about dates they're going on. Instead of the parent offering emotional solace to the child, the child is expected to provide it for the adult. —People, 4 Mar. 2002
- Poe's poem is a morbidly sentimental threnody on the same theme: the speaker blames the envious angels for taking his beloved from this world, and finds solace in lying beside her grave. —David Lodge, The Art of Fiction, 1992
Her presence was a great solace for me.
the kind words brought a little solace to the grieving widow
Recent Examples of solace from the Web
In turn, Laurie from the pizza parlor goes for solace to the church, where Jane the priest works so hard to do her job, despite her love of Linh the witness.
Gan could take solace from the fact that similar problems have tripped up much larger companies.
Carli's activities also gave her solace from another problem: bullying.
However, like North, Saint may find solace in the eye of the Stormi, for Aquarians and Sagittarians are a friendship match made in heaven.
The plot follows would-be opera singer Paula, who, after years of running from the memory of her aunt's terrible murder, finds solace in the arms of a man called George Anton.
Faced with an uncertain future, Ione seems to finds solace in her art ... and her paintings are still full of life.
Back to hot tea and an extra scarf and what brings me lasting solace: Your emails! Do read on.
The ability to bring solace to so many people has given him joy and purpose.
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Origin and Etymology of solace
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SOLACE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of solace for English Language Learners
: someone or something that gives a feeling of comfort to a person who is sad, depressed, etc. : a source of comfort
SOLACE Defined for Kids
Definition of solace for Students
- I'll seek solace in friends.
- Books were his only solace.
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