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Definitions for consolation
ˌkɒn səˈleɪ ʃəncon·so·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consolation, solace, solacementnoun

    the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment

    "second place was no consolation to him"

  2. consolation, comfort, solacenoun

    the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

    "his presence was a consolation to her"

Wiktionary

  1. consolationnoun

    The act of consoling.

  2. consolationnoun

    The prize or benefit for the loser.

  3. consolationnoun

    A consolation goal

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Consolationnoun

    Comfort; alleviation of misery; such alleviation as is produced by partial remedies.

    Etymology: consolatio, Latin.

    We that were in the jaws of death, were now brought into a place where we found nothing but consolations. Francis Bacon.

    Against such cruelties,
    With inward consolations recompens’d;
    And oft supported so, as shall amaze
    Their proudest persecutors. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xii.

    Let the righteous persevere with patience, supported with this consolation, that their labour shall not be in vain. John Rogers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consolationnoun

    the act of consoling; the state of being consoled; allevation of misery or distress of mind; refreshment of spirit; comfort; that which consoles or comforts the spirit

Freebase

  1. Consolation

    Consolation is the name of a former Dutch death metal/grindcore band from the Zaanstreek that formed in 1989. They released three full-length albums through Displeased Records and were called the Dutch "Gods of Grind"; at their peak, in the late 1990s, they were one of the highest rated metal bands in the Netherlands, according to Dutch metal magazine Aardschok. The band split up in 1999. They more or less restarted in 2002 as Cardinal, playing shows as late as 2005. A real comeback under their old name came in late 2008, when they announced reunion shows at the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consolation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consolation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of consolation in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Cantu:

    I’ve read most of those written testimonies, and they are stories of tremendous faith, people who have been dealing with terrible suffering in their lives and have felt a tremendous spiritual consolation that Mary walks with us in our tears, i can’t help but think of my own shedding of tears for the poor people who come to our border, fleeing life-threatening situations. The tears of those children who are separated from their parents. There are many reasons we would shed tears, and God stands with us in those moments.

  2. Voltaire:

    The greatest consolation in life is to say what one thinks.

  3. Mary Todd Lincoln:

    In grief, words are a poor consolation - silence and agonizing tears are all that is left the sufferer.

  4. Samir Puri:

    There's every possibility that Russian President Vladimir Putin will move now to effectively bisect Ukraine ; that will give Russian President Vladimir Putin enough to be able to declare a victory domestically, and allay Russian President Vladimir Putin critics that this has been a botched invasion, taking The Donbas( would be) a consolation prize, because Kyiv is now out of Russia's military grasp, but The Donbas's The Donbas.

  5. Nicholas Pinchuk:

    We are today in a global competition for jobs. And, the best way to make America successful in this environment is to arm our people with the technical capabilities that enable them to win that global contest for prosperity, the upskilling of the American workforce is the seminal issue of our time. We must refocus on technical education, restore our respect for the dignity of work and celebrate technical jobs not as the consolation prize of our society, but as what they really are -- a national calling essential to our ongoing prosperity.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. motile
    • B. flabby
    • C. lank
    • D. askant

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