From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconsolationcon‧so‧la‧tion /ˌkɒnsəˈleɪʃən $ ˌkɑːn-/ ●○○ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 COMFORT/MAKE somebody FEEL BETTERsomething that makes you feel better when you are sad or disappointedconsolation for/to 🔊 The only consolation for the team is that they get a chance to play the game again. 🔊 If it’s any consolation, things do get easier as the child gets older. 🔊 He had the consolation of knowing that he couldn’t have done any better.be little/no consolation 🔊 The fact that there has been a reduction in crime is little consolation to victims of crime.
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consolation• Nothing like a consolation for a dreary, draftymeal.• My one consolation is that she died peacefully.• The only consolation was a crowd at the Harvey Hadden Stadium of 2,581, boosted by visiting fans.• The only consolation, I think she was killed instantly.• Perhaps if I tried to offer him physicalconsolation for his imminentloss of Carlo?• The only slightconsolation is the plan to develop the site once the works are completed.• It was difficult to say goodbye, but I took some consolation from the fact that I would see her again at the end of the year.• It was some consolation to know that he could take the exam again.• Students soughtconsolation from school counselors.• I argued, I fought, but he wanted to believe that happiness was impossible; it gave him some strangeconsolation.• They had to settle for three consolation points, leaving them second three points below Gresford.be little/no consolation• In evolutionaryterms, it is no consolation to the deadbutterflies that some others are benefiting from their death.• It is no consolation to say that it will pass.• They will mature into nearbeauty but this is no consolation at present.• If strong women characters do appear in Hollywood film, this is no consolation for feminists.• The fact that I can write this is little consolation, he wrote.• But that will be no consolation to the kids who won't have that choice.