I felt as if he had greater commiseration for me than I had ever had for myself.
I wished to help him in his trouble, as I had wished to do when he showed that first commiseration for me.
It seemed that Caddy’s unfortunate papa had got over his bankruptcy—"gone through the Gazette," was the expression Caddy used, as if it were a tunnel—with the general clemency and commiseration of his creditors, and had got rid of his affairs in some blessed manner without succeeding in understanding them, and had given up everything he possessed (which was not worth much, I should think, to judge from the state of the furniture), and had satisfied every one concerned that he could do…
…of her game, but by degrees it confusedly comes to light that she is a woman overwhelmed with injuries and wrongs, whom Mr. Snagsby has habitually deceived, abandoned, and sought to keep in darkness, and whose chief comfort, under her afflictions, has been the sympathy of the late Mr. Tulkinghorn, who showed so much commiseration for her on one occasion of his calling in Cook’s Court in the absence of her perjured husband that she has of late habitually carried to him all her woes.
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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.