Kindly, as usual — and, as usual, rather trite — she condoled with him on the pressure of business he had had all day; on the annoyance it must have been to him with that painful sprain: then she commended his patience and perseverance in going through with it.
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I commend you for a good job.
This letter from Bellario doth commend a young and learned doctor to our court.