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
Over the course of an hour, the women commiserated about haters, hashed out the #MeToo moment and discussed Winfrey's big Golden Globes speech.
Paula Bazzone, a board member for the Deer Creek Improvement Association, pulled up in front of the murder scene Tuesday to commiserate with Tanzer.
The New Orleans Society of Dance Baby Doll Ladies gathered to commemorate their heritage and commiserate about future plans at its Induction Luncheon Jan. 27 at House of Blues Parish Room.
In the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Lynn Nottage, much of the action unfolds in a bar where coworkers congregate to laugh and commiserate as layoffs loom in the new economy that no longer values things made with human labor - with sweat.
Minutes later, as the two drank rum and kicked off their shoes, Colbert commiserated with how Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers recently used Lawrence’s name in his legal defense.
Cecily Strong reprised her impression of First Lady Melania Trump -- who is reportedly a fan of the impression -- in a Saturday Night Live sketch that gathered multiple First Ladies to commiserate.
The day the suits were filed, Listenbee commiserated with a former TCU teammate B.J. Catalon, who is suffering from debilitating headaches, via Twitter.
Firefighters were barely on the scene outside Papenhausen Hardware at 10:42 p.m. on Jan. 23 when a crowd gathered outside the police lines to commiserate and gather information.
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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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