Many were the words of gratulation and good-luck which were bestowed on Robin Oig.
It was promptly made manifest that he had further cause for gratulation.
The town of Churchill manifested similar demonstrations of joy and gratulation upon the arrival of the popular viceroy.
The grounds for applause and gratulation were really of the slenderest.
In everything else there may be sympathy, gratulation, pity,—sweet to the non-successful.
Give God the tribute of your gratulation for your good companion.
I once had a letter from Drontheim, in Norway (but not from a dying woman) in verse, on the same score of gratulation.
Luxuriant evening meal, gratulation, and sympathy, and laughter.
Whether the original be a cobbler, or an architect, we hail his advent with joy and gratulation.
It was a curious coincidence, the opposite causes for the gratulation on either side coming together as it were, but so it was.
late 15c., gratulacyon "expression of thanks," from Latin gratulationem (nominative gratulatio) "a manifestation of joy, wishing joy, rejoicing," from past participle stem of gratulari "give thanks, show joy," from gratus "agreeable" (see grace).