"Don't worry about that part of it, Laura," said Blythe, consolingly.
"Well, you ought to have thought of that before you began the sport," I added, consolingly.
"That kind of fellow is a hard nut to crack," the Rector said consolingly.
Kapfer leaned across the table and patted him consolingly on the arm.
"Well, we ought to have the stock by that time," I said consolingly.
"A very dull, harmless, insipid style of prettiness," he said consolingly.
“You sha'n't if you don't want him,” said Abby, consolingly.
"Well, it was not right, but there is no great harm done," said Dimitri consolingly.
"They shan't scold at my cunning little Topknot," whispered Horace, consolingly.
"Oh, you'll soon get into the traces," said Uncle Leverett consolingly.
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).