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This was one of the occasions on which the invaluable habit of smoking becomes especially precious and consolatory.
said Ishmael, who, from time to time, did not cease to utter something which he intended should be consolatory to the bruised spirit of his partner.
When I approached this place with my specific, and was about to administer it with many consolatory expressions to the nearest sufferer, what was my dismay to see them all roll slowly down to the other end
It was a long letter--a very long letter, written close on all four sides of the sheet of paper, and crossed afterwards; but it was not a consolatory letter, for as Emma read it she stopped from time to time to put her handkerchief to her eyes.
Apparently this consolatory perspective of a mother's prospects failed in producing its due effect.
Bella drew his arm closer through hers as they walked along, and gave it a number of consolatory pats.
The professional gentleman who had given Kit the consolatory piece of information relative to the settlement of his trifle of business at the Old Bailey, and the probability of its being very soon disposed of, turned out to be quite correct in his prognostications.
What splendid words they have; they are so scientific, so consolatory.
Hamilton confirmed his third drivers' championship with four races to spare in America last month, but since then Rosberg has gone on to win in both Mexico and Brazil, setting himself up well for a consolatory end of season hat-trick in the UAE capital.
HRH the Premier also sent two similar consolatory cables to HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Deputy Premier and Interior Minister and to HRH Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Second Deputy Premier and Defence Minister in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
For Qatar, it was a consolatory victory against Kuwait after having suffered a stoppage time heart-breaking defeat in the hands of tournament eventual winners on Thursday.
But after scoring a fine consolatory strike during the Blues' Asia Trophy final defeat by Arsenal, he said he is ready to put his troubles behind him and start over.