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console someone on something

to comfort someone about something. I want to console you on your recent loss. They consoled Fred on the continuing difficulties he was having.
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console someone with something

to use something to comfort someone. We consoled her with a sympathy card and flowers. He sat down and consoled himself with a beer or two.
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A case of 'close but no cigar' for Meehan, and a case of 'close but absolutely under no circumstances any form of cigar whatsoever, or even the tiniest consolatory glass of anything at all and certainly no profanities' for Gentleman Jim.
And if we've lost some consolatory sex will see him right.
But after reading the caption and learning that the pill consists of "melted vinyl from every Diana Ross and the Supremes Top 40 record released," and that the work's title is When Your Heartstrings Break, I Can Mend Them Back (The Supreme Solution), 1998, one might be willing see the piece as an encapsulation, as it were, of the consolatory promise of a certain kind of popular music.
The tone of the book is frank but consolatory, calling for brave common sense (provided that the victim of the aging process has any sense left), and crammed to the brim not only with literary exempla but also with anecdotes from the author's own familial and social life, of which she -- observant eye and ear always at work -- has such a large store.
All the mythic versions of women, from the myth of the redeeming purity of the virgin to that of the healing, reconciling mother, are consolatory nonsenses; and consolatory nonsense seems to me a fair definiton of myth, anyway.
11 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister received a cable of thanks from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in reply to His Royal Highness's consolatory cable over the martyrdom of a number of citizens as a result of a terrorists attack which targeted one of the mosques in Najran.
However, he failed to score in the 3-2 semi-final defeat to hosts Saudi Arabia -- which denied the UAE the chance to retain their title -- leaving Ahmad Khalil to do the honours with a consolatory double.
That said, given stand-up Daniel O'Reilly's recent decision to mothball the publicly pilloried character, I doubt many of us are going to need a reason to write about him at any point soon - other than that inevitable day when he's snapped signing on at a local job centre, eyes still red raw with tears and last night's consolatory pizza all down his 'I heart Bernard Manning' T-shirt.
Army's consolatory goal was scored by Nouman Butt in the 65th minute.
The Orchestra of the Swan, under American conductor Kenneth Woods, gives a powerful performance both here and in the symphony's many brighter, consolatory moments, which reflect its F major tonality.
I am five although I So the consolatory to screw to head-wetting had to wait until last night, by which time word had got around Godzone and the bar was packed three deep with parched throats.
In the under-11s division, Paschals, despite a consolatory Dixon goal, were beaten 6-1 by Ash Celtic, for whom Jordan Dunleavy hit four goals, and Kian Moore and Joe Smith completed the scoring.
Former nurse Catherine Plummer, 67, got a consolatory letter after 43-year-old son Christopher had abdominal surgery and suffered a collapsed lung.
DON'T LOOK NOW: Gordon Strachan seems embarrassed by Bellamy's change of shorts, but Gianfranco Zola offers a consolatory pat.
Massa was unhappy after parking his Ferrari and brushed aside Alonso's attempts at a consolatory hug.