There was no furniture in the room—just a comforter on the floor—and only one tiny window.
In a bedroom at the top of crumbling stairs, a bed was made up with a comforter.
Then he would take refuge with his sister Laure, his only friend and comforter.
She could not bear to part with Flora, who had been both nurse and comforter to her in her affliction.
This is a comforter, a quilt, for the Spiders babies, softer than any swans down and warm as toast.
If I go not away, the comforter, the Paraclete, will not come unto you.
“Three weeks certain,” said Woodhouse, an excellent engineer, but no good as a comforter.
The worst fault of the comforter is to be found in its uncleanliness.
"She would have been your comforter," sighed his friend, as he felt his inability to contend with such grief.
With every hour she would be less his nurse and comforter, more the woman he loved.
mid-14c., "one who consoles or comforts," from Anglo-French confortour (Old French comforteor), from Vulgar Latin *confortatorem, agent noun from Late Latin confortare (see comfort (v.)). As a kind of scarf, from 1823; as a kind of coverlet, from 1832.
the designation of the Holy Ghost (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7; R.V. marg., "or Advocate, or Helper; Gr. paracletos"). The same Greek word thus rendered is translated "Advocate" in 1 John 2:1 as applicable to Christ. It means properly "one who is summoned to the side of another" to help him in a court of justice by defending him, "one who is summoned to plead a cause." "Advocate" is the proper rendering of the word in every case where it occurs. It is worthy of notice that although Paul nowhere uses the word paracletos, he yet presents the idea it embodies when he speaks of the "intercession" both of Christ and the Spirit (Rom. 8:27, 34).