comfort (n.)
encouragement, support, hope
KL IV.i.16[Gloucester to Old Man] Thy comforts can do me no good at all
MM III.ii.39[Pompey to disguised Duke, of Lucio] I spy comfort, I cry bail
MW II.i.88[Mistress Page to Mistress Ford, of Falstaff] Let's ... give him a show of comfort in his suit
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