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commiserate
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Whether from commiseration for a woman of so miserable a destiny; or from the morbid curiosity that gives a fictitious value even to common or worthless things; or by whatever other intangible circumstance was then, as now, sufficient to bestow, on some persons, what others might seek in vain; or because Hester really filled a gap which must otherwise have remained vacant; it is certain that she had ready and fairly requited employment for as many hours as she saw fit to occupy with…

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  • I prefer to celebrate or commiserate my kissing in private.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • When I was born, people in our village commiserated with my mother and nobody congratulated my father.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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