- Comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness: she sought solace in her religionMore example sentences
- At a moment when Smith fears she is ruined, she seeks solace and comfort from a clergyman.
- So many times she wanted to turn back and seek solace in the comfort of her home and family.
- Little Chelsea seeks solace in her imaginary friend called Jodie.
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- Give solace to: the soundlessness of nature impressed and solaced herMore example sentences
- I see religion as only a way of asking unanswerable questions, of sharing the joy of a community of quest, and solacing one another in our ignorance.
- An old woman, having drank until she is unable to walk, is put into a wheelbarrow, and in that situation is solaced with another glass.
- They sat in silence, solacing themselves in each other's tears.
Middle English: from Old French solas (noun), solacier (verb), based on Latin solari 'to console'.