Willoughby, he, whom only half an hour ago she had abhorred as the most worthless of men, Willoughby, in spite of all his faults, excited a degree of commiseration for the sufferings produced by them, which made her think of him as now separated for ever from her family, with a tenderness, a regret, rather in proportion, as she soon acknowledged within herself—to his wishes than to his merits.
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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.