sol·ace [sol-is] (previously 06-08-13)
noun Also called sol·ace·ment.
1. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble; alleviation of distress or discomfort.
2. something that gives comfort, consolation, or relief: The minister's visit was the dying man's only solace.
verb (used with object)
3. to comfort, console, or cheer (a person, oneself, the heart, etc.).
4. to alleviate or relieve (sorrow, distress, etc.).
OTHER WORDS FROM SOLACE
WORDS RELATED TO SOLACE
pity, condolence, consolation, assuagement, relief, alleviation, mitigate, console, comfort, upraise, soften, soothe, cheer, alleviate, allay, condolement
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Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English solas < Old French < Latin solacium, equivalent to sol ( ari ) to comfort + -ac- adj. suffix + -ium -ium
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SOLACE
That had to give them an enormous reservoir of moral strength and solace.
HITLER’S HAIL MARY|JAMES A. WARREN|DECEMBER 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The CDC, Fort Benning, and the solace of the prison all fail to give him the comfort of the past.
THE WALKING DEAD’S LUKE SKYWALKER: RICK GRIMES IS THE PERFECT MODERN-DAY MYTHICAL HERO|REGINA LIZIK|OCTOBER 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then he probably felt refuge and solace in someone who thinks that everything is wonderful and totally OK to do in this world.
MICHAELA WATKINS: FIRED FROM ‘SNL’ TO HOLLYWOOD’S FUNNIEST SCENE-STEALER|KEVIN FALLON|MARCH 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Doc Severinsen, when he retired from The Tonight Show, came for solace and relaxation and got that and much more.
THE SECOND LIFE OF SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE|MICHELE WILLENS|FEBRUARY 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We pray that solace is found in the idea that Marlise Munoz is now at peace and her family may finally begin the mourning process.
HOW TO AVOID BRAIN DEATH PURGATORY|DR. ANAND VEERAVAGU, MD, ROBERT M. LOBER, MD, PHD|JANUARY 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With this solace and the coin he took his way back to the waiting Jisuké.
BAKEMONO YASHIKI (THE HAUNTED HOUSE)|JAMES S. DE BENNEVILLE
He cannot bring healing and solace because he himself is suffering from the same disease.
DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL ETHICS|JANE ADDAMS
This is to be explained by the men being allowed the only solace possible under the circumstances, that of tobacco.
OLD AND NEW PARIS, V. 1|HENRY SUTHERLAND EDWARDS
This is the solace and stay of our souls in passing across life's stormy sea homeward to our eternal rest.
LIFE AND TIMES OF DAVID|CHARLES HENRY MACKINTOSH
So absorbed was she in her solace of song that she did not hear the arrival of a carriage on the gravel-sweep.
A BOTTLE IN THE SMOKE|MILNE RAE
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