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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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Quaking and comfortless, he propped himself up against the iron bedhead and waited for dawn.
Feed us music to rot the nerves, make us twitch with music, burrow with music beneath the comfortless brain and beneath the aching heart and the worn heart and beneath the honest gut and rot the gut with music in the snake of nerve that sits in the knee reflexes, wriggle in the dust with the snake's belly.
A little idyllic perhaps, but now imagine this room without a warming fire, fireplace or stove - grey, cold and comfortless.
Rather than presenting this character as an exception, the narrator immediately associates him with "the rule"--and, more particularly, the masculine rule: "Counting houses, like all other spots beyond the pale of female jurisdiction, are comfortless looking places.
And Bessie's father was typical of the times - binge drinking's nothing new and drink brought oblivion, escape from comfortless hovels when beer was one shilling a gallon, whisky one pound per gallon, drink supplied by a dozen local breweries frothing away.
51) Such a precarious perspective might easily be traced to Epstein's La Chute, with its collapsing bookcases and its neglected and cavernous interior based, of course, on Poe's haunted premises in "Ligeia," "The Oval Portrait" (1842) and "The Fall of the House of Usher" in which "the general furniture was profuse, comfortless, antique, and tattered," and where "many books and musical instruments lay scattered about, but failed to give any vitality to the scene.
Americans, the poem says, must never forget what it is to be weak and comfortless.
It is between the sterile existence of the social upstarts and the comfortless life of the working classes that Margaret has to oscillate to maintain middle-class status.
This is comfortless and cold as you cannot imagine, you who have not had uncarpeted floors since you can remember.
The great neo-gothic court over the bridge was fairly comfortless when I was there.
God does not leave us comfortless, so let evening come.
Mr Mechi wrote: "Not profit but charity is the mainspring of your efforts and desire to help those who are helpless, comfort those who are comfortless and support the aged, shelter the homeless and befriend and instruct the innocent and unprotected orphans.