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Comfortable, 1) inclined to help, serviceable, benevolent: “be c. to my mother, your mistress,” All's I, 1, 86. “O c. friar! where is my lord?” Rom. V, 3, 148. “had I a steward so true, so just, and now so c.” Tim. IV, 3, 498. “a daughter who is kind and c.” Lr. I, 4, 328. Perhaps also in the following passages: “no c. star did lend his light,” Lucr. 164. “by thy c. beams I may peruse this letter,” Lr. II, 2, 171 (but it may here be == cheerful).
2) affording consolation: “a c. doctrine,” Tw. I, 5, 239. “speak c. words,” R2 II, 2, 76.
3) cheerful: “for my sake be c.” As II, 6, 9. “what c. hour canst thou name that ever graced me in thy company?” R3 IV, 4, 173. “sing, or express yourself in a more c. sort,” Cor. I, 3, 2. “his c. temper has forsook him,” Tim. III, 4, 71. “keep your mind peaceful and c.” Per. I, 2, 36.
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