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Comfort

An important design objective in sustainable building. Designing for comfort aims to create a space that people enjoy; such qualitative, performance-based objectives are a hallmark of sustainable building.
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Aladdin get on without his comforting little friend
Know, that in the course of your future life you will often find yourself elected the involuntary confidant of your acquaintances' secrets: people will instinctively find out, as I have done, that it is not your forte to tell of yourself, but to listen while others talk of themselves; they will feel, too, that you listen with no malevolent scorn of their indiscretion, but with a kind of innate sympathy; not the less comforting and encouraging because it is very unobtrusive in its manifestations.
The little souls were comforting each other with better thoughts than I could have hit on: no parson in the world ever pictured heaven so beautifully as they did, in their innocent talk; and, while I sobbed and listened, I could not help wishing we were all there safe together.
There was something comforting and really friendly in her queer Yorkshire speech and sturdy way which had a good effect on Mary.
I watched his face while the friend who has been better than a father to him was comforting and forgiving him with a kindness he had not deserved: I watched his face, and I saw no shame and no distress in it -- I saw nothing but a look of thankless, heartless relief.
She is greatly distressed; but her father is comforting her, and she feels the better for being out of court.