v. t.1.To relieve from sadness; to cheer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
For now the shadow of a real trouble had come, the little books were full of help and comfort, and as they dressed, they agreed to say goodbye cheerfully and hopefully, and send their mother on her anxious journey unsaddened by tears or complaints from them.
Though I am not comfortable taking a missionary's position, I do recall that indigenous American religions included human sacrifice and cannibalism, so I am quite unsaddened.