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A prize given to a competitor who just fails to win or who has come last:‘two hundred runners-up will get a consolation prize’figurative ‘I just turned 40 and received a trip to Aspen as a consolation prize’
- ‘If the Commonwealth Games is a consolation prize after the disappointment of two failed Olympic bids, it is proving a valuable one.’
- ‘His consolation prize wasn't too bad, the Player of the Year Award.’
- ‘Only in Cannes can a best-director scroll seem like a consolation prize.’
- ‘The message is clear - you're never going to make him respect you as an equal so you'd better accept the consolation prize of chivalry.’
- ‘Over 6,000 in prize money is on offer and all unplaced greyhounds will receive a consolation prize.’
- ‘Besides a consolation prize, the school management also gave certificates to all participants.’
- ‘So, this lovely lady had a beer as a consolation prize!’
- ‘As a softheaded liberal, I even like the idea that our competitive culture has a built-in consolation prize.’
- ‘But an incredible consolation prize is waiting for a team next season.’
- ‘The father has to be satisfied with a mere consolation prize.’
- ‘In his case the consolation prize is a life of unimaginable wealth and leisure, with plenty of time and resources to do good works.’
- ‘But walking away with hundreds of millions of dollars for a failed vision isn't a shabby consolation prize.’
- ‘A consolation prize of at least $10,000 will be paid if less than eight winners are picked.’
- ‘A two-week holiday in Cape Town was the consolation prize.’
- ‘The other close-but-not-quite-there bard will get a consolation prize of dining with me next week.’
- ‘If you haven't quite got the grades to take up the university place you thought was yours this autumn, you may find that taking a gap year is an enjoyable consolation prize.’
- ‘After all, every child up to 18 months was entitled to a consolation prize.’
- ‘Such points are not merely a consolation prize either.’
- ‘Think of it as your cosmic consolation prize for a 70 + year human lifespan.’
- ‘Their cafe latte is as good a consolation prize as you could hope for.’
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