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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

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. John Jay Chapman:

    The men and woman who make the best boon companions seem to have given up hope of doing something else...some defect of talent or opportunity has cut them off from their pet ambition and has thus left them with leisure to take an interest in their lives of others. Your ambition may be, it makes him keep his thoughts at home. But the heartbroken people -- if I may use the word in a mild, benevolent sense -- the people whose wills are subdued to fate, give us consolation, recognition, and welcome.

  2. Eric Ambler:

    For the skeptic there remains only one consolation if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.

  3. Ryan McCormick:

    When a celebrity is officially dropped from a brand the publicist should focus immediately on providing comfort and consolation, send a big gift basket and be there 24/7 for them, they should also give reassurances about the future and offer actions about what that celebrity can take to make their situation better. Telling a client to drop out of the public eye for a few months isn't a bad idea. Right now the world is moving so fast and most people have a very short attention span. The likelihood of a global event or national scandal eclipsing what your client had been involved in is reasonably high. Let time heal.

  4. Tryon Edwards:

    Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, "I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction".

  5. Thomas Paine, Common Sense:

    Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

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