Origin of congratulation
Examples from the Web for congratulations
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|DAILY BEAST
If few of the above studies seem relevant to your interests, then congratulations!Was 2014 the Year Science Discovered The Female Orgasm?|Samantha Allen|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“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|DAILY BEAST
And to my friends and colleagues George and David - congratulations.
Claudius himself came for a brief visit to receive the congratulations of the army on the victory which his lieutenant had won.A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)|Samuel R. Gardiner.
Congratulations were in order and there was much laughter and fun.The Go Ahead Boys in the Island Camp|Ross Kay
The first congratulations over, the rescue party immediately proceeded to make arrangements for passing the night.The World of Ice|R.M. Ballantyne
There was then heard a confused murmur of congratulations and rejoicing.The Betrothed|Alessandro Manzoni
At the afternoon reception the husband and wife receive the congratulations of their friends as they arrive.Manners and Rules of Good Society|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for congratulations
pl n, sentence substitute
Word Origin and History for congratulations (1 of 2)
1630s, an exclamation conveying a sentiment of congratulation, from congratulation (q.v.).