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kuhm fer ter

  • n  commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
  • n  a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
  • n  bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
  • n  device used for an infant to suck or bite on
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  • President Bush in
    One of the things about the presidency is you deal with a lot of tragedy -- whether it be hurricanes, or tornadoes, or fires or death -- and you spend time being the comforter-in-chief,Bush said. "But the idea of being able to serve a...
  • Deval Patrick in Boston Globe
    I am finding myself in the role of sort of comforter in chief or reassurer in chief. There is so much anxiety out there. People are really worried,Patrick said as he prepared for his annual State of the State speech, which he will deliver...
  • Larry Sabato in Dallas Morning News
    Can you imagine George Washington or Thomas Jefferson playing comforter-in-chief? They would have been appalled,Dr. Sabato said.

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