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Solace \Sol"ace\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Solaced; p. pr. & vb. n. Solacing.] [OF. solacier, soulacier, F. solacier, LL. solatiare. See Solace, n.]

  1. To cheer in grief or under calamity; to comfort; to relieve in affliction, solitude, or discomfort; to console; -- applied to persons; as, to solace one with the hope of future reward.

  2. To allay; to assuage; to soothe; as, to solace grief.

    Syn: To comfort; assuage; allay. See Comfort.


vb. (en-past of: solace)

Usage examples of "solaced".

In her absence Miss Crawley solaced herself with the most sentimental of the novels in her library.

The conviction that you would be more improved in the situation I have placed you than if still with me, has solaced me on my parting with you, which my love for you has rendered a difficult thing.

I have been, above all things, solaced by the prospect which opened on us, in the event of a non-election of a President.

Although he solaced his conscience by telling himself that nine days was ample to prove or disprove Par-Chavorlem's guilt, he could not so easily forget that only a short while ago he had been promising himself the longest possible time away from home.