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
Message a freelancer friend on Facebook and commiserate about unappreciative clients who offer lower and lower rates while asking for more and more.
To underscore the struggle, a John Kelly (no relation to the president’s chief of staff) even popped up in CPA Papadopoulos’ mentions to commiserate, as did a Peter Singer who is not at war with Steve Bannon.
Former and current Weinstein employees would gather informally after work to share their horror stories about him and commiserate.
That defender can commiserate with others about what happened next: Jackson planted his front foot, bailed with his back and swerved out of danger, into the open field.
The comics Beth Evans draws celebrate you on your good days and can commiserate with you on your bad days.
The two friends who traded texts and phone calls, commiserating while recuperating, will face each other Saturday in the first all-American U.S. Open final in 15 years.
Ally thought Gary would commiserate with her over her hatred of Donald Trump, but Gary, who keeps a Make America Great Again hat under his cash register, did no such thing.
In case there was any doubt about the subject of the tweet, Bowden then retweeted or replied to several messages commiserating about his small role in the week-one game plan.
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Origin and Etymology of commiserate
First Known Use: circa 1584See Words from the same year
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