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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.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • Commend me to your daughter.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • I commend the Catholic leaders of this state for integrating Spring Hill College several years ago.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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  • such carping is not commendable.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • Flatter and praise, commend, extol their graces;
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Commend my best obedience to the queen;
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • the King’s Majesty commends his good opinion of you
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • Commend me to my cousin Westmoreland.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • O, let us have him, for his silver hairs
    Will purchase us a good opinion
    And buy men’s voices to commend our deeds.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar

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  • I commend your pains;
    And everyone shall share i’ the gains.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Your lieutenant does it for you, and you don’t commend him.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Most of those who have spoken here before me have commended the lawgiver who added this oration to our other funeral customs.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • You’re to be commended."
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Your good workmanship was evident and is to be commended.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • With commendable and rather surprising acumen, the senior man had identified me as the probable originator of the message; but this only led to the posing of a new and even more disturbing mystery, since no one could be found who would admit to having authorized me to go to Tierra del Fuego in the first place.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • She’d had a romantic streak and would have commended her son’s desire to protect the girl he loved.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • "A very commendable ambition, young man," said a small voice from across the cell.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Father, into Thy hands I commend her spirit.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • And I’ll commend her every day I’m still alive, too scared to do the same thing."
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • She apologized profusely when I commended her for the salt of her tongue.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • You are to be commended for this increase.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • —he, too, I think, must be commended to God as one of the regrettable things that you can do nothing about.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • At college I had achieved nothing commendable or remarkable.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • So I’d like to commend you on your sportsmanship.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • And I’ve already commended you in your official report.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • I cannot sufficiently commend that view.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "That is a wise attitude, and I commend you for it," said Jace, looking gratified.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • BOTTOM I pray you, commend me to Mistress Squash, your mother, and to Master Peascod, your father.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • "Well, I see that this wise course does not commend itself to you," he said.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • A streak of tolerance was detectable; Finny decided that they were beginning to show commendable signs of maturity.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Several of these referred to Guy Francon, "who has a tendency to the overornate, but must be commended for his loyalty to the strict tradition of Classicism."
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • It’s a very ’portant habit, Andy; and I ’commend yer to be cultivatin’ it, now yer young.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • "It would be much more commendable to be somebody else’s enemy," said the gentleman; "far more natural."
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He embraced her, solemnly commended her to Heaven, and humbly thanked Heaven for having bestowed her on him.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • It was all plain that he had proceeded according to very correct and commendable rules.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Farewell; and let your haste commend your duty.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • The case, then commending headlines as far east as Chicago, as far west as Denver, had indeed lured to Garden City a considerable press corps.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • I commend him in his own right, for he is the co-architect of a great and noble experiment.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • When I shall be before my Lord, I will commend thee often unto Him.’
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • The judge commended the twelve white men for reaching a quick and just verdict.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • The hedge animals were also gone, but when Wendy and Danny had gotten home, she had commended him on the good job he had done.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • We got to Leatherhead without misadventure about nine o’clock, and the horse had an hour’s rest while I took supper with my cousins and commended my wife to their care.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Candide could not refrain from commending their beauty, grace, and address.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Everyone wounded at Sterling High received a letter from the president of the United States, crisp White House stationery commending them on their bravery.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Indeed he was commended three times and then decorated for bravery.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • ’I wandered during the afternoon along the valley of the Thames, but found nothing that commended itself to my mind as inaccessible.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • They took leave of each other, and in ten minutes, after having commended his friend to the cares of the hostess and Bazin, d’Artagnan was trotting along in the direction of Amiens.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • On the one hand, it seemed to him that he heard "his Ursule" supplicating for her father and on the other, the colonel commending Thenardier to his care.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Many stared—many smiled; but no one looked more amused than Mr. Bennet himself, while his wife seriously commended Mr. Collins for having spoken so sensibly, and observed in a half-whisper to Lady Lucas, that he was a remarkably clever, good kind of young man.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
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