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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 shock is delivered by a device that comfortingly perhaps looks like a c= omputer mouse.
As an audience member, I've been delighted by the infectious excitement of the kids presenting their awards, cheering wildly when their author wins, and when they don't, patting their author comfortingly on the hand and whispering, "I like you best anyway." As a jury member, I've relished the heated debates over potential Hackmatack books and taken immense pride in the group of careful readers, passionate about children's literature, who piece together the short list.
It's a timely study: words such as crusade and jihad, as the author points out, no longer seem comfortingly archaic.
There's something comfortingly British about hanging baskets.
But when that sound punctuates most nights, it becomes comfortingly familiar.
7, 2002, talks about treating detainees humanely and refers comfortingly to American values.
It is a reading of Bruno which, as in Yates and in contradiction with Ciliberto's own earlier work which was more nuanced in this respect, offers a comfortingly linear approach to an oeuvre which many have found disturbing, or at least of great complexity, due to its radical relativism which leads to constant shifts in lines of reasoning and points of view.
So, welcome to the new, but still comfortingly old, Journal of Advertising Research.
We found more than one reason to like these mashed potato-filled Tunisian pastries, adapted from Goldstein's recipe--first, because they're easy to put together (egg roll wrappers fry up beautifully, and the thick filling doesn't leak out), and second, because they taste like a subtle twist on comfortingly familiar latkes.
Given the new relationship between Moscow and Washington, the specter of nuclear war between the United States and the Russian Federation is now a comfortingly remote possibility.
Thinking of it as outside is generally a trick we play upon ourselves -- a trick to hide from us what we really are, not comfortingly wicked, but incapable, for the time being, of establishing communion.
Unemployment is yesterday's problem, and the official poverty rate has reached a comfortingly low 12 percent.