Whereas I received, and was comforted by, the confirmation of the precise opposite: There is no plan.
Her hand tightened on mine and her head fell back upon my shoulder, but she still trembled and I petted her and comforted her.
My newly acquired gas mask sits beside me, and I am comforted.
As soon as it bleeds, the parents and others attending the ceremony cheer, the girl is comforted and the celebrations follow.
On the day that The Times (of London) reported that Brooks would be questioned by police, she wrote that he had comforted her.
On the day after your arrest, saying your dear ones should be cared for and comforted.
It had only been a dream, but it comforted her heart, and she slept again.
And could they be reassured or comforted by any other article of the Secular Creed?
I pray that your heart may be comforted and controlled from above.
Well, I gave her nougat and cheap cynicisms, and she allowed herself to be comforted!
late 13c., conforten "to cheer up, console," from Old French conforter "to comfort, to solace; to help, strengthen," from Late Latin confortare "to strengthen much" (used in Vulgate), from Latin com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + fortis "strong" (see fort). Change of -n- to -m- began in English 14c. Related: Comforted; comforting.
c.1200, "feeling of relief" (as still in to take comfort in something); also "source of alleviation or relief;" from Old French confort (see comfort (v.)). Replaced Old English frofor. Comforts (as opposed to necessities and luxuries) is from 1650s.