noun Also called sol·ace·ment.
verb (used with object), sol·aced, sol·ac·ing.
Origin of solace
Examples from the Web for solace
That had to give them an enormous reservoir of moral strength and solace.
The CDC, Fort Benning, and the solace of the prison all fail to give him the comfort of the past.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then he probably felt refuge and solace in someone who thinks that everything is wonderful and totally OK to do in this world.Michaela Watkins: Fired From ‘SNL’ To Hollywood’s Funniest Scene-Stealer|Kevin Fallon|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Doc Severinsen, when he retired from The Tonight Show, came for solace and relaxation and got that and much more.
We pray that solace is found in the idea that Marlise Munoz is now at peace and her family may finally begin the mourning process.
With this solace and the coin he took his way back to the waiting Jisuké.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)|James S. De Benneville
He cannot bring healing and solace because he himself is suffering from the same disease.Democracy and Social Ethics|Jane Addams
This is to be explained by the men being allowed the only solace possible under the circumstances, that of tobacco.Old and New Paris, v. 1|Henry Sutherland Edwards
This is the solace and stay of our souls in passing across life's stormy sea homeward to our eternal rest.Life and Times of David|Charles Henry Mackintosh
So absorbed was she in her solace of song that she did not hear the arrival of a carriage on the gravel-sweep.A Bottle in the Smoke|Milne Rae
Word Origin for solace
"comfort in grief, consolation," late 13c., from Old French solaz "pleasure, entertainment, enjoyment; solace, comfort," from Latin solacium "a soothing, assuaging; comfort, consolation," from solatus, past participle of solari "to console, soothe," from PIE *sol-a-, suffixed form of root *sele- "of good mood; to favor" (cf. Old English gesælig "happy;" see silly). Adjectival form solacious is attested 16c.-17c.
"comfort, console in grief," late 13c.; also in Middle English "entertain, amuse, please," from Old French solacier "comfort, console" (often with a sexual connotation) and directly from Medieval Latin solatiare "give solace, console" (source also of Spanish solazar, Italian sollazzare), from Latin solacium (see solace (n.)). Related: Solaced; solacing.