After being yelled at like that by Christopher, is it comforting or horrifying for Morello to run into Nichols immediately?
It was either ISI incompetence or complicity—neither is comforting.
And as Jolie notes, feeling as though you have a measure of control over your life can be comforting in such situations.
People got nervous when the first lady strayed too far from that pew—it was a comforting place for her to be.
It was comforting, a temporary salve, but we both agreed I should see someone more regularly in New York.
"Father doesn't care," said Jeanne, and tried to be happy in that comforting thought.
It is comforting to know that we need not yet despair of human nature.
This was a comforting thought to all, though Alice declared that she liked cold weather best.
The bear-skin was soft and in every way comfortable and comforting.
Then came a comforting thought: She would play the Dearest Pretend!
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.