['kʌmfətɪŋ] or ['kʌmfɚtɪŋ]
(adj.) affording comfort or solace .
(adj.) providing freedom from worry .
Edited by Ervin--From WordNet
- He never smoked so late, and it seemed to hint to me that he wanted comforting, for some reason or other. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- She was thinking all the time of the perfect comforting, reassuring thing to say to him. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- For a family in our situation, the Superintendent of the Frizinghall police was the most comforting officer you could wish to see. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- I ha' lived under 't so long, for that I ha' had'n the pity and comforting words o' th' best lass living or dead. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
- I had thought of that too, and it was very far from comforting to me to find that he had thought of it; for it seemed to render it more probable. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- Had I gone to him, he would have shown me all that was tender, and comforting, and gentle, in the honest Popish superstition. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- Too many a time had I seen him in need of being brightened up with a comforting word! Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- To that one, the continued absence of Mr Meagles abroad, instead of his comforting presence in the Marshalsea, was referable. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- He induced the Convention to decree that France believed in a Supreme Being, and in that comforting doctrine, the immortality of the soul. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Meg wanted me to bring some of her blanc mange, she makes it very nicely, and Beth thought her cats would be comforting. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- I can't visit you here where I have lived so long, I can't think of you here where I have seen so much, and be as calm and comforting as I ought. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- But when she was in conversation with Mrs. Plymdale that comforting explanation seemed no longer tenable. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Affection, sensuality, companionship, all three very pleasant, very comforting, but Love is greater than such a trinity. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- The few words he had spoken to her were comforting; his manner on bidding her good-night was genial. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- But when he owned to being puzzled, a comforting doubt crossed my mind whether any great harm had been done after all. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- I heard her speaking, and I knew by the tone of her voice that she was comforting me--I, who deserved nothing but the reproach of her silence! Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- This comforting view of the matter was not the view that presented itself to my mind. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- As Anselmo swallowed the whiskey he felt a burning in his nose, his eyes and his mouth, and then a happy, comforting warmth in his stomach. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- I had had experience, in the shock of that very day, that I could, even thus soon, find comforting reconcilements to the change that had fallen on me. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- She is greatly distressed; but her father is comforting her, and she feels the better for being out of court. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- Stopping short, she remarked ere long, One could have loved Cowper, if it were only for the sake of having the privilege of comforting him. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- That would be a valuable and comforting assurance to propagandists, for it means that other states with the same instruments can achieve the same success. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- It's very comforting,' said Mrs. Corney. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- That is a very comforting opinion for _me_, I said. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- As she stood comforting Ferguson, I could see no change in her figure. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- You shall take him,' returned Betty, fervently kissing the comforting hand, 'where you will, my deary. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Having brought matters to this pleasant and comforting issue, Mr. Franklin appeared to think that he had completed all that was required of him. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Their women are plump and pretty, and do smile upon a Christian in a way which is in the last degree comforting. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- The assurance seemed hardly as comforting to Mr Wegg, as Mr Boffin intended it to be. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- In the sound of her voice, in the light of her eyes, in the touch of her hands, so Angelically comforting and true! Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
Edited by Ervin