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Word Example of - comfort

    Example Sentences for comfort

    Then in their not infrequent sickness there was alleviation and comfort waiting for them.

    The comfort she enjoyed and could always look forward to was making her stronger.

    His eye is on the clock; he will rise in time, and he will rise in comfort!

    You and I are alone in the world, and we must comfort each other.

    She held herself in a manner responsible for his ease and comfort.

    For Mary was in tears and was receiving the comfort of her mother and friend.

    But tonight he found no comfort in the sight, no sense of kinship with its builders.

    And then,” said Margaret, “Hester will be the first to cheer up and comfort us.

    On the other hand, if he decided for both, his comfort would be more insecure than ever.

    She cannot bear that opening of the sluices, which is a benefit and comfort to some people.

Word Origin & History of - comfort

    Word Origin & History

    comfort late 13c., from O.Fr. conforter "to comfort, help, strengthen," from L.L. confortare "to strengthen much" (used in Vulgate), from L. com- intens. prefix + fortis "strong." The n. (early 13c.) replaced O.E. frofor. The noun comforts (as opposed to necessities and luxuries) is from 1650s.

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