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Related to consoling: condemnatory, mock-serious
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That was a reflection that marred the consoling prospect.
With this consoling reflection, Marmaduke remounted, and the equestrians passed the sugar-camp, on their way to the promised landscape of Richard.
Thank you for your perseverance in consoling me, count, thanks for your devoted remembrance, but I know in what I must trust -- nothing will save me now.
Mary, very much gratified by this attention, was delighted to receive him, while a thousand feelings rushed on Anne, of which this was the most consoling, that it would soon be over.