console (someone or oneself) with (something)

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console (someone or oneself) with (something)

To comfort or soothe someone with a particular thing or method. After my daughter lost her beloved teddy bear, I tried to console her with other toys, but nothing has helped thus far. It's not the healthiest idea to console yourself with sweets.
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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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References in classic literature ?
I read his History of England, and I could measurably console myself with that, but only measurably; and I could not go back to the essays and read them again, for it seemed to me I had absorbed them so thoroughly that I had left nothing unenjoyed in them.
At least this year I could console myself with the fact that I did take them on a trip to London.
I'm now with someone else and console myself with the thought he'll get his comeuppance one day.
I console myself with the thought that this whole experience could have been worse: my daughter had threatened to bring their one-eyed cat, as well.
It's something you never get over, but I console myself with the thought that I've known what it's like to be deeply loved and cherished.
I console myself with the thought that they can be given away on my next holiday -- if I find them again.
In Cardiff, I can at least console myself with our almost annual defeat of Wales (Australia has won 11 of the past 12 encounters since 2007), but back home it's all about southern hemisphere dominance.
When that happens, I console myself with the reminder that those called to theological education have a sacred trust to educate and equip leaders for congregational ministry.
And I've spent my first day back trying to console myself with E numbers and salty carbs, but it's not doing my energy levels much good.
As an aged farmer feeling unkindly towards Europe, with farmers struggling to survive the weight of endless and costly regulation spewing from Brussels, I console myself with the thought that our actions 65 years ago have made internal conflict within a united Europe's borders a thing of the past.
One Aussie friend emailed me: "I console myself with the fact that Kevin Pietersen (pictured) is English and not Australian.
But footballers soon get used to such disappointments and at least I can console myself with the thought that today's game is just the first in what promises to be a long and probably hard slog between now and next May and that I'll get my chance in the first team when someone else picks up an injury or suspension.
He said: "To get away with a par round and still be in contention after playing badly is something to console myself with.
At least I can console myself with weight loss - except I can't.
On such occasions, I find it helpful to try to console myself with tales of amazing recovery.