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Word of the Day
Saturday, December 13, 2003

Definitions for solace

  1. Comfort in time of grief; alleviation of grief or anxiety.
  2. That which relieves in distress; that which cheers or consoles; a source of relief.
  3. To comfort or cheer in grief or affliction; to console.

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Citations for solace
Surrounded by unhappiness at home, John Sr. early on found solace and certainty in the realm of science and technology. Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind
But immediately afterwards he dispels the agony by finding his customary solace in tales of chivalry. Andre Philippus Brink, The Novel: Language and Narrative from Cervantes to Calvino
Origin of solace
Solace comes from Latin solacium, from solari, "to comfort; to console."