The citizens of the United States were felicitating their brothers across the water upon the achievement of so desirable a result.
The first was felicitating himself on his sister's escape; the latter received the lesson that teaches prudence a la distance.
The Dutch are now felicitating themselves upon the depth and the felicity of their politics.
As it was, he had almost reached the street, and was felicitating himself, when he heard a yell behind him.
At the moment we are felicitating ourselves--or, is it merely confusing ourselves?
When we reach some great good, long desired, we begin by felicitating ourselves.
Me, I will have the air of felicitating myself that I am alive.
1620s, "to render happy;" 1630s, "to reckon happy;" from Latin felicitatus, past participle of felicitare "to make happy," from felicitas "fruitfulness, happiness," from felix (see felicity). Meaning "congratulate" is from 1630s. Related: Felicitated; felicitating.