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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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The cook, Terry (Rob Latino), tells Basil none too comfortingly a dirty kitchen is a virtue.
The place seems to be comfortingly awash with expertly crafted wooden artefacts, from the bar to the furniture, and the walls are dotted with pictures of local historical and nautical interest.
For them, comfortingly, no such zealots had previously enjoyed pinning-up their no smoking notices.
Prices in South Africa remain comfortingly low: A bottle of Castle lager is 90p, a glass of decent wine pounds 1, with a bottle in a restaurant from around pounds 6.
But at least everything that will happen between now and the check-in desk is comfortingly predictable.
Ushered into the operating theatre in my ill-fitting blue gown, flapping trousers, medical mask and that strange apparel of socks that go over your shoes, I reached out to comfortingly clasp my wife's outstretched hand - only to find it involuntarily lifting out of my grasp.
There's also something comfortingly familiar about it - you don't need to see it on Who Do You Think You Are?
I DON'T drive and so rising oil prices haven't effected me daily, and although utility bills have shot up too I don't really use much electricity (believe it or not, I even hand wash my clothes, finding it rather therapeutic and comfortingly Dickensian) but where I have noticed a change is in the supermarket aisles.
How thoughtful of Eastern Lounge to have everything arranged so comfortingly.
I'v seen the confusion in their face as they try to make sense of their surroundings, which were once comfortingly familiar but now trip them up and leave them feeling vulnerable and frightened.
The servery is as compact as where the clientele has to sit, formality of necessity having to go out of the window in this comfortingly claustrophobic atmosphere.
For decades now, that unmistakable Scottish brogue - one of the most comfortingly familiar sounds in sport - has announced the presence "On The Tee" of hundreds of famous golfers, some with seemingly unpronounceable names, without so much as a missed vowel or a dropped consonant.