In recent days, Shuler has been commiserating with defeated moderates who have applauded his race.
How often have I walked up and down this noble gallery lost in "commiserating reveries" on the vicissitudes of departed grandeur!
"I hope you are not sick, Washburn," I said, in commiserating tones.
Brown and Hamilton advised me to retire, commiserating me kindly, and expressing hopes that I would be better in the morning.
commiserating their condition, he gave them one of their black companions.
When their husbands died everybody was commiserating with them: what will they make a living from?
The poor had a commiserating friend in her and the sick a tender nurse.
How safe to assume that many things were said commiserating poor Mrs. Lincoln who had a bear for a husband.
She did, however, wake up to the fact that Coombe and Maiden were commiserating her.
The coroner, cursing the sympathy of the situation, forced himself to a commiserating, "Did she say how he died?"
c.1600, from Latin commiseratus, past participle of commiserari "to pity, bewail" (see commiseration). Related: Commiserated; commiserating. An Old English loan-translation of commiserate was efensargian.