She was moved by a kind of commiseration for Madame Ratignolle,—a pity for that colorless existence which never uplifted its possessor beyond the region of blind contentment, in which no moment of anguish ever visited her soul, in which she would never have the taste of life’s delirium.
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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.