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Commiserate meaning

commiserate - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. To feel pity for.

commiserate - examples of usage

  1. Though I commiserate the impatience of the captain on that account, yet I shall not otherwise be sorry at the delay, as it will give me a better opportunity of studying the characters here assembled, with which I grow more and more entertained. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. Yet, it was noted, that even when he was obliged to sentence some poor wretch, he seemed to commiserate him, and he ever sought to throw the weight of his influence on the side of mercy, although no man could be sterner at times, especially when he dealt with a case of treachery or cold- blooded cruelty. - "A Book of Quaker Saints", Lucy Violet Hodgkin.
  3. They shudder when they hear of the summer excursions of other populations, and commiserate them profoundly for living in a place they are so anxious to leave. - "Castilian Days", John Hay.
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