- Comfortable Com"fort*a*ble, a. [OF. confortable.]
1. Strong; vigorous; valiant. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
Thy conceit is nearer death than thy powers. For my sake be comfortable; hold death a while at the arm's end. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Be comfortable to my mother, your mistress, and make much of her. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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