take solace in (something)

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take solace in (something)

To be comforted or consoled by something. I know it's hard to see him this way, but you can take solace in the knowledge that your grandfather is not in any pain. I took solace in the fact that I would be leaving the job in just a few short months.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

take solace (in something)

to console oneself with some fact. I am inordinately impoverished, but I take solace in the fact that I have a splendiferous vocabulary.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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On putting more roads in protected federal forests, the company makes no bones about its opposition to the rule, but takes solace in the fact that it was just one of more than 40 plaintiffs that filed lawsuits against the roadless policy.
Living with such a loss, Flocco takes solace in his son's naval career.