expressions of pleasure or joy; felicitations
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How to use congratulations in a sentence
No congratulations for those who were born with a silver spoon in their mouths and then blame the poor for being poor.
congratulations on your Golden Globe nomination for Best Director.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History | Marlow Stern | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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“Many congratulations to all those masters and teachers,” she wrote.
“congratulations,” Colbert retorted, in a tone that made clear that he meant the opposite.Stephen Colbert Vs. ‘Schmidthead’: Google Chairman Faces Off With Comic Nemesis | Lloyd Grove | September 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Rimsky and I send you our homage and heartiest congratulations upon the completion of such a fine piece of workmanship.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
I give you my congratulations, my dear fellow; she is a charming mistress, and it isn't everybody who has the chance.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) | Alexandre Dumas, fils
congratulations: visits from my neighbors; all the éclat we could wish or a true lover hate.The Circular Study | Anna Katharine Green
At home the Richardses had to endure congratulations and compliments until midnight.The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg | Mark Twain
Here were extended the formal congratulations, and the name of one more citizen was added to the official list.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston