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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
  • All the other new arrivals were in the same boat, and we commiserated bitterly.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • There were commiserations from the others, and many, many stories about pneumonia.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • Thank you for your commiserations, my friend, and now you’d best be off, back to your confounded computer.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • And most of all, most emphatically of all, they hated how her favorite means of connecting was commiseration.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • When I started bringing an influx of visitors in the spring, curious people who heard about the island and who came basically to pity, to commiserate, and to poke around, it gave me and the kids almost Satanic pleasure to flip on the record player, challenge an unsuspecting guest to a contest in classical music, then let the well-drilled students maul them.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • After a brief apology for his absence, he commiserated with me on my sad misfortune.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • She commiserates with a friend whose mother has also left.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Mother came home and commiserated with Ender about the monitor.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game

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  • The adults headed down to the basement to commiserate or whatever, leaving the three of us alone in the living room.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • And you tell me this magistrate expressed great sympathy and commiseration for you?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Listen to my tale; when you have heard that, abandon or commiserate me, as you shall judge that I deserve.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Ron and Hermione both gave Harry half-exasperated, half-commiserating looks.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • The chaplain raised his eyes quickly in obsequious commiseration.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • "He was a world of trouble to you, ma’am," said Mrs. Hubble, commiserating my sister.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Mary was planning on doing what she always did to celebrate, commiserate, blow off steam, or just kill boredom.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • There was much commiseration for her as she was removed, and much sympathy with her father.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Tushin’s large, kind, intelligent eyes were fixed with sympathy and commiseration on Rostov, who saw that Tushin with his whole heart wished to help him but could not.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • We snuck into each other’s rooms by night to trade secrets, argue, commiserate, spy, and continue chess games and monopoly games that had begun days earlier.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • "Ah ruther be shot with tacks than tuh hear dat ’bout mahself," Lige Moss commiserated.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • But as all these conjectures were very uncertain, I could do no more than commiserate there distress, and thank God for delivering me, in particular, when so many perished in the raging ocean.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • ’I wish we could get out of class,’ Michael commiserated.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Wendy had commiserated with Jack, but privately she had just been glad that Danny had gotten off as cheaply as he had.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Tom in various ways manifested a tenderness of feeling, a commiseration for his fellow-sufferers, strange and new to them, which was watched with a jealous eye by Legree.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The speakers were commiserating with somebody lyrically.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • They expressed commiseration for that part of the army which had been left upon the river bank, felicitating themselves upon being a part of a blasting host.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • On October 25, the newspapers of the country, controlled by the same men who controlled the Board, began a campaign of commiseration with the workers of Rearden Steel.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Compassionate and, so to say, commiserating these people, I am ready to overlook it even now in spite of the personal insult lavished upon me!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • "I know," the teacher said, shaking his head sorrowfully, in commiseration.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • Noah, whose top waistcoat-button might have been somewhere on a level with the crown of Oliver’s head, rubbed his eyes with the inside of his wrists while this commiseration was bestowed upon him, and performed some affecting tears and sniffs.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • I commiserated their case, and resolved to endeavor procuring them some relief.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Jenica runs to catch up with him, to commiserate.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • "Too bad," he said, without commiseration.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • He looks quietly at the other, with an expression of commiseration and pity.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Pitying neighbors stopped to commiserate over Francie.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The whole party moved swiftly through the narrow path, toward the north, leaving the healing waters to mingle unheeded with the adjacent brooks and the bodies of the dead to fester on the neighboring mount, without the rites of sepulture; a fate but too common to the warriors of the woods to excite either commiseration or comment.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Commiseration has, and should have, its curiosity.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He was touched by her brave and costly defence of him, and by her commiseration; and he thanked her in very noble and princely words, and begged her to go to her sleep and try to forget her sorrows.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Then people commiserated her— "What a pity! she had so much talent!"
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • "You understand everything, I see, and have taken stock of everything, and look with commiseration on my shortcomings," he began again, raising his voice.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Even the common people, the severest critics of the conduct of their betters, had commiseration with the follies of Prior Aymer.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Naturally, his lordship was greatly distressed and immediately made plans to dispatch funds and commiserations to Frau Bremann.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • "You got home all right," he said, gloomily, of a sudden, his tune modifying itself to one of self-commiseration.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • 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.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • The reverence that I had for his grey head, was mingled with commiseration for his faith in those who were treacherous to him, and with resentment against those who injured him.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • What good mother is there that would not commiserate a penniless spinster, who might have been my lady, and have shared four thousand a year?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • … It was over, then…… He hesitated outside the crowded Great Hall, then ran up the marble staircase; whether Gryffindor had won or lost, the team usually celebrated or commiserated in their own common room.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • 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…
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Then from the other she took a well-used handkerchief squeezed into a ball and held it tight in her fist, looking at Fermina Daza from a great distance and with a smile of commiseration.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
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