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solace

noun

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1 a feeling of ease from grief or trouble
  • the kind words brought a little solace to the grieving widow

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2 the giving of hope and strength in times of grief, distress, or suffering
  • the selfless solace of the sick by the workers at the hospice

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solace

verb

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1 to ease the grief or distress of
  • counselors did their best to solace the bereaved children

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2 to cause (someone) to pass the time agreeably occupied
  • I solaced myself with a book while I waited for the bus

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“Solace.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/solace. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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