Examples of commiserate in a Sentence
- "Did you enjoy your breakfast?" "The eggs were runny." "I know." The woman commiserated. "I was thinking, I should just have barged into the kitchen and done them myself." —Alice Munro, Runaway, (2004) 2005
- The other potters seemed to slump as one into dejection, all but abandoning their work in favor of long, lugubrious visits to the wine shop, where they commiserated with one another. —Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard, (2001) 2003
- "I been readin' about it," she said, referring to the recent breakup of my marriage. … "It's too bad," she commiserated. —Arthur Miller, Timebends, 1987
- The pain of losing is diverting. So is the thrill of winning. Winning, however, is lonelier, because those you've taken money from are not apt to commiserate with you. —David Mamet, New York Times Magazine, 20 Apr. 1986
The players commiserated over their loss in the championship game.
Recent Examples of commiserate from the Web
Kenneth Lacovara, a paleontologist at Rowan University and the discoverer of Dreadnoughtus, commiserates with this task.
This week, more Elvis fans than ever are expected to make their annual pilgrimage to commiserate and commemorate his Aug. 16, 1977, death.
The former Democratic officials often seem to be commiserating and clowning with their liberal compatriots.
The pair hugged and commiserated over how drug addiction has devastated families.
All these years later, my personal feelings are irresolute, even as people I’ve told have apologized or commiserated.
In the past year, I have been asked many times to reflect and comment and commiserate on the state of our country.
On the group’s Facebook page, former members commiserate over their inability to get their kids involved.
Both women were attending a Summit Series conference, an event bringing activists, artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and more pioneers together to commiserate over ideas, strategy, and goals for the future.
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Origin and Etymology of commiserate
First Known Use: circa 1584See Words from the same year
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Definition of commiserate for English Language Learners
: to express sadness or sympathy for someone who has experienced something unpleasant
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