One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they travel in comfort’
ease, freedom from hardship, repose, relaxation, serenity, tranquillity, contentment, content, well-being, cosiness, enjoyment
luxury, affluence, prosperity, prosperousness, wealth, opulence
plenty, sufficiency, welfare
bed of roses
2‘a few words of comfort’
consolation, solace, condolence, sympathy, fellow feeling, commiseration
help, support, succour, relief, easement, alleviation
reassurance, cheer, gladdening
1‘a friend tried to comfort her’
console, solace, bring comfort to, give solace to, condole with, give condolences to, commiserate with, give sympathy to, sympathize with
help, support, succour, ease
reassure, soothe, assuage, calm, relieve, cheer, hearten, gladden, uplift, give a lift to, encourage
informal buck up
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