It is rather strange that he did not seize the opportunity and say, "Let me be your consoler."
You are the greatest adviser and consoler in all heart troubles.
She takes a consoler, for the loss of whom another consoles her; thus up to the age of thirty or more.
She was now the protectress and the consoler of a man she admired and revered.
All the Northumbrians regarded her as the consoler and best counsellor of the kingdom.
The consoler of sleepless nights, of weary days; the companion of troubled years!
In the same way the Faith—the consoler of hearts—turns to a raging wild-beast when it stoops to become religious partisanship.
Thus construing Nature, Nature is our companion, our consoler.
Wasn't that a very delicate way of saying both that poor Mr. Touchett would go and that I might be of some use as a consoler?
Side by side with this picture of Woman the consoler, let me place the companion sketch.
1690s, from French consoler "to comfort, console," from Latin consolari "offer solace, encourage, comfort, cheer," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + solari "to comfort" (see solace). Or perhaps a back-formation from consolation. The Latin word is glossed in Old English by frefran. Related: Consoled; consoling.
1706, "a cabinet; an ornamental base structure," from French console "a bracket" (16c.), of uncertain origin, possibly from Middle French consolateur, literally "one who consoles," word used for carved human figures supporting cornices, shelves or rails in choir stalls. Another guess connects it to Latin consolidare. Sense evolved to "body of a musical organ" (1881), "radio cabinet" (1925), then "cabinet for a TV, stereo, etc." (1944).