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Definition of "consoling" [con•sol•ing]

  • Present participle of console. (verb)
  • The act of consoling (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "consoling" in a sentence
  • ""What harm did he do her in consoling himself, since he thought she was dead?" said Saffredent."
  • "That what is called the consoling nature of an opinion, that is, the pleasure we should have in believing it to be true, can be a ground for believing it, is a doctrine irrational in itself and which would sanction half the mischievous illusions recorded in history or which mislead individual life."
  • "If he could only be assured of their being dead, he would have been comparatively happy; but he saw in imagination his mother in the cotton-field, followed by a monster task-master, and no one to speak a consoling word to her."