What does the word consolation mean?

Usage examples for consolation

  1. Martha Savory expressed her deep sympathy with him in his difficult and painful situation, and John Yeardley also addressed him in words of consolation and encouragement. – Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel by John Yeardley
  2. I have some consolation in being able to call up at will those that I love. – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood
  3. But I had no consolation to offer. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009