And in my most frustrating days of the digital transition he was a comforting ear.
After being yelled at like that by Christopher, is it comforting or horrifying for Morello to run into Nichols immediately?
It was either ISI incompetence or complicity—neither is comforting.
Kaitlin Roig recounted how she shepherded her students into a bathroom, hiding and comforting them until police arrived.
In the midst of our recessionary times, it might be comforting to read these great novels about people losing their jobs.
"Father doesn't care," said Jeanne, and tried to be happy in that comforting thought.
How neat she was, how thrifty, how comfortable, and how comforting!
This was a comforting thought to all, though Alice declared that she liked cold weather best.
There were comforting, unheard, easily dismissable murmurings now and again.
Then came a comforting thought: She would play the Dearest Pretend!
late 13c., conforten "to cheer up, console," from Old French conforter "to comfort, to solace; to help, strengthen," from Late Latin confortare "to strengthen much" (used in Vulgate), from Latin com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + fortis "strong" (see fort). Change of -n- to -m- began in English 14c. Related: Comforted; comforting.
c.1200, "feeling of relief" (as still in to take comfort in something); also "source of alleviation or relief;" from Old French confort (see comfort (v.)). Replaced Old English frofor. Comforts (as opposed to necessities and luxuries) is from 1650s.