toggle menu
1000+ books

used in a sentence

(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition to feel or express sympathy or compassion for another
  • Commiseration and Rapport.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • "Sir," said Captain Speedy, who was now deeply interested in Mr. Fogg's project, "I really commiserate you.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • The speakers were commiserating with somebody lyrically.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Richter's office, commiserating with Rasmussen or those Strategy instructors who had not been imprisoned.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • I was Madame Ngemba, someone to commiserate with in the market over the price of fruit, the mother of children who sought mischief with theirs.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • There were commiserations from the others, and many, many stories about pneumonia.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • I commiserated their case, and resolved to endeavor procuring them some relief.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • She told me, with assumed commiseration, that I had an unhappy temper.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Friends stopped by my bunk at the barracks to commiserate and tell me it wasn't so bad being kicked out of flying.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • His large face overhead flowed over with commiseration and pleasure.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • Mostly the messages expressed varying degrees of shock, outrage and commiseration.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Then people commiserated her— "What a pity! she had so much talent!"
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • 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
  • 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
  • I felt as if he had greater commiseration for me than I had ever had for myself.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Ron and Hermione both gave Harry half-exasperated, half-commiserating looks.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • His large face overhead flowed over with commiseration and pleasure.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "Pobre," she said in commiseration.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Lily murmured her commiseration.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • I pull back from the macspattered toilet, feel a fleeting sense of shame and commiseration for Manuela.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®
Search for other examples by interest
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Twitter®