- n. Plural form of commiseration.
“By the way - commiserations to all Scots this morning on the thrashing administered to their OzOpen hope.”
“Thank you for the commiserations – much appreciated!”
“I might pop round and give him my cheery commiserations!”
“It is hard to know if Bernard Hogan-Howe, who was appointed yesterday as the new Metropolitan police commissioner, deserves more congratulations or commiserations.”
“Given the mix of opportunity and peril that faces you, it seems right to offer both congratulations and commiserations.”
“Also there were some new arrivals - another Silveryfox cub (congratulations, and commiserations to Mrs Silveryfox – 9. 5lbs!).”
“However, after the celebrations or commiserations, ministers will hopefully take the opportunity to address the two fundamental problems that still exist: lack of a sufficient budget to support this growing industry, and a proposed structure that disadvantages smaller companies.”
“There was bacon and eggs with José Manuel Barroso of the European Commission, and World Cup commiserations for José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero of Spain, but the prime minister quickly rubbed up against the pressure for concessions and compromise that is EU realpolitik.”
“Being Facebook friends enables us to share experiences, opinions, celebrations and commiserations in a way that just would not be possible through an impersonal group email or the odd stilted phone call.”
“But the thought of facing questions, commiserations and plain nosiness was more than he could abide.”
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