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  • To Ross, the island was even worse than Port Jackson; how it could support more than 400 people in some degree of comfort he did not yet know.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Then, under the influence of some fragmentary survivals of the respectable portion of his Sunday adventures, his theme became more exalted; and, only partially misquoting a phrase from a psalm, he related how he had made it of comfort to Aunt Clara, and how he had besought her to seek Higher guidance in her trouble.

    Penrod

  • For Laila, life in Murree is one of comfort and tranquillity.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • There was not one sugary, white-floury bit of comfort food to be had.

    Balancing in High Heels

  • Passionate principle is too threatening for most of us to share openly until we have a high level of comfort with our own identity.

    Make Yourself Unforgettable

  • Brine had removed himself from the flow of action, built his life into a fortress of comfort and safety without realizing that his fortress was also a prison.

    Practical Demonkeeping

  • While Charlotte was enjoying some small degree of comfort in the consoling friendship of Mrs. Beauchamp, Montraville was advancing rapidly in his affection towards Miss Franklin.

    Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth; reprinted from the rare first American edition (1794), over twelve hundred errors in later editions being corected, and the preface restored; with an historical and biographical introduction, bibliography, etc., by Francis W. Halsey.

  • Fascinated by the exotic, oblivious of comfort or convention, largely self-educated, an incongruous mixture of utter, inflexible certainty and immense insecurity around her peers, so that in normal social intercourse, she usually spoke in brief, brusque phrases.

    A Letter of Mary

  • Alfieri thought Italy and England the only countries worth living in; the former, because there nature vindicates her rights, and triumphs over the evils inflicted by the governments; the latter, because art conquers nature, and transforms a rude, ungenial land into a paradise of comfort and plenty.

    English Traits (1856)

  • Wanting the whole staff to be a shining example of the very best Yankee Stadium offered to ownership, CEOs, entertainers and hard-working season-ticket holders, the end result was a finely tuned two-tiered, dining extravaganza that made for an evening of comfort watching what Yankees faithfuls hoped would be the best team in baseball.

    One Season

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