someone or something that consoles: His faith was a consolation during his troubles. Her daughters are a consolation to her.
Sports. a game, match, or race for tournament entrants eliminated before the final round, as a basketball game between the losing semifinalists.
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How to use consolation in a sentence
At $50 a pop, the virtual New York and Boston race registration fees are at best a small financial consolation prize for the two organizers, which normally rake in tens of millions of dollars from their marquee marathons.‘Virtual marathons’ see a spike as runners crave a fix and organizers fight to keep them engaged | Phil Wahba | October 17, 2020 | Fortune
Many of the women found consolation in believing that their marital home, or “sasural” was written in their fate.
While Microsoft may have lost out on TikTok, it’s certainly not skimping on the consolation prize.How Microsoft’s Bethesda deal echoes Disney’s Star Wars and Marvel buys | Lucinda Shen | September 22, 2020 | Fortune
It is difficult to face this moment in our forced separation without even the consolation of being able to embrace or to wipe each other’s tears.
Some of those teams were undoubtedly expecting to still be playing, but they all likely would have been happy with the highly touted winger as consolation.First The New York Rangers Made The Postseason. Then They Got The No. 1 Draft Pick. | Julian McKenzie | August 13, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Yet according to Hamilton, “it was quickly apparent that other than pecuniary consolation would be acceptable.”
Dee Dee candles, rosaries, shirts and prints are offered for sale near the gallery's door as a kind of consolation.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings | Melissa Leon | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was little consolation to be had from this revelation except a bizarre sense of personal privilege.
But the civilians, even those who are proud of the largely symbolic resistance, can take little consolation for the future.Palestinians Fleeing Israeli Bombardment in Gaza Have ‘Nowhere Left to Run’ | Jesse Rosenfeld | July 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But that probably comes as little consolation to the 99 percent.
The poor must look to the brightness of a future world for the consolation that they were denied in this.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
And it is small consolation to me to note that most people's minds seem to be no better done than mine.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Augustus Theodore swings on a chair before the fire, which he keeps at work for his own especial consolation.
She found no consolation in the fact that she had been encouraged to do as she had done by those who claimed to love her.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
From there on Piegan set a pace that taxed our horses' mettle—that was one consolation—we were well mounted.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for consolation
the act of consoling or state of being consoled; solace
a person or thing that is a source of comfort in a time of suffering, grief, disappointment, etc
- consolatory (kənˈsɒlətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective
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