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    collocations of "comfort"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    He was accused of giving help and comfort to the enemies.
    comfort = consolation, encouragement, solace

    This news is a great comfort to me.
    My husband was a great comfort to me when I was ill.
    She found comfort in her children.
    It is a comfort to know that she is safe.
    The child ran to his mother to be comforted
    She finds comfort in helping others.
    comfort = console

    The hotel offers every modern comfort
    comfort = convenience, facility.

    When Tim lost the race, it was cold comfort to him to hear that he could try again in two weeks.
    Mary spent her vacation sick in bed and Jane's letter about her trip was cold comfort.
    cold comfort = something that makes a person in trouble feel very little better or even worse; little comfort

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 02-Oct-2009 at 06:11.

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    #2

    Re: collocations of "comfort"

    Very much on the right track.

    PS She found comfort in her children.

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    #3

    Re: collocations of "comfort"

    Very much on the right track.

    PS She found comfort in her children.

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