Definition of comfort in English:
- Although there's little scientific data to support these modalities, they can ease pain and provide comfort for your pet.
- These particular do-gooders know what is good for the bulk of people who only want to be able to move around the town with a bit of freedom, ease and comfort.
- Many travellers enjoy the ease and comfort of train travel and, for those who have time on their side, it's a great way to traverse our enormous country.
- It's an even tighter squeeze once he's added the comforts which ease his solitary existence.
- Hot dogs and bug juice may be necessary to sustain life, but physical comforts are an essential ingredient to sustain emotional health.
- One broad generalization is applicable to all of us in our life: The genetic material we inherit compels us to seek more and more physical comforts and sensual pleasures.
- A world where some live in comfort and plenty, while half of the human race lives on less than $2 a day, is neither just nor stable.
- Diversion and manipulation are niche marketed, the spectacle of prosperity and comfort is produced, and huge profits are made.
- Despite living in wealth and comfort, the family was far from happy.
- He was given words of comfort and sympathy by fellow MPs in the Commons yesterday following the death of his wife.
- He was accepting words of consolation and comfort from his visitors with such a sad and distressed look on his face.
- She always had a word of consolation and comfort to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
- Knowing you are not the only one in this situation is a great comfort.
- In many ways this is a comfort and a consolation.
- At the age of 17, when I was homeless, all I had were my thoughts and the comfort of pretending that my situation would improve.
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- Stories of her presence comforting soldiers in the trenches of WWI abounded.
- His presence comforts me though - something about his personality makes me feel warm inside.
- And they comforted her with their presence and with their appreciation and just by the fact that they listened.
- Have you ever started a diet one week, only to comfort yourself with an entire pan of brownies the next?
- A refreshing breeze comforted the golfers but hampered their game.
- Players trek into deep jungle and coconut mangroves while comforted by the cool breezes from the ocean.
Middle English (as a noun, in the senses 'strengthening, support, consolation'; as a verb, in the senses 'strengthen, give support, console'): from Old French confort (noun), conforter (verb), from late Latin confortare 'strengthen', from com- (expressing intensive force) + Latin fortis 'strong'. The sense 'something producing physical ease' arose in the mid 17th century.
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