congratulations

Definitions

  • Congratulations on finding your game again
    Congratulations on finding your game again
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n congratulations an expression of approval and commendation "he always appreciated praise for his work"
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Quotations

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    “We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age.”
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund%20Burke
    “The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.”
  • W. Clement Stone
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    “We have a problem. Congratulations. But it's a tough problem. Then double congratulations.”
  • William Hazlitt
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    “We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.”
  • William M. Thackeray
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    “I never know whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.”

Usage

In literature:

The two kings Janaka and Dasaratha congratulate each other on the victory of Ramachandra.
"Tales from the Hindu Dramatists" by R. N. Dutta
With no third person to praise the feast it was probably dull work congratulating each other on its success.
"A Court of Inquiry" by Grace S. Richmond
Telegrams of congratulation poured in from every quarter.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
Everyone came in to congratulate them.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
He received with too much eagerness the congratulations of easily touched women.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
How can I not congratulate you?
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Horatio often referred to Chicago as a "real live town," and congratulated himself for being part of it.
"One Woman's Life" by Robert Herrick
The new comer was source of congratulation to her ladyship.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
However, my congratulations shall be duly paid.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
First of all, let me congratulate you that it passed happily and well off.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
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In poetry:

Stephen
(tasting critically, then nodding).
That is wine!
Let me congratulate you, my good sir,
Upon your exquisite judgment!
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
We've met to greet our friend, T.J.,
And tender our congratulations,
Without forgetting Phebe A.,
In our most heartfelt salutations.
"Kind Gentlemen And Ladies Fair" by David John Scott
"Forgive these yells and cellar-flaps:
I'm always thrown in some such state
When on his face well-meaning chaps
This wretched man congratulate.
"An Unfortunate Likeness" by William Schwenck Gilbert
My child, I join in these congratulations:
Heed not the tear that dims this aged eye!
Old memories crowd upon me. Though I sorrow,
'Tis for myself, Aline, and not for thee!
"The Sorcerer: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The collection of materials
The sorting of minerals
The naming of substances
The enumeration of all these
And the congratulation of all those
Who live in a certain part of a certain place
"To Make A Bridge" by Charles Madge
I congratulate you,
'Twas a hard labour, but 'tis out at last;
The pangs of the delivery won't hurt you.
Go on with undiminished zeal, and people
Heaven, when no longer fit to people earth.
"Nathan The Wise - Act III" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

Congratulations to Michael W Smith and his entire family on the birth of their 7th Grandchild, Kate Victoria Mooring.
Congratulations to Jamie Clark of Orchard Park who won a pair of tickets to tonight's Buffalo Sabres playoff game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Congratulations to all newly promoted members.
Father John Naus, a longtime campus figure at Marquette University, is congratulated by former Marquette University President Father Robert Wild as the university gives him a retirement send-off Tuesday, his 88th birthday.
Congratulations to Gary Watson winner of the grill.
Congratulations to Christy and Bryan Wiskeman, the new owners of Gulliver 's Books on College Road.
Congratulations to you and the Public Opinion for printing it.
The president said he had called to congratulate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on a hard -fought campaign.
Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Nathan McKinsie on their wedding Saturday at the Barn in Jarrettsville.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) congratulates the Senate for taking positive action toward securing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws.
Graduate Anrie Anderson receives congratulations from Hemet Unified School District Board President Bill Sanborn and Board Vice President Marilyn Forst.
Scott County's Dierries Dumphord, left, congratulated Kevo Edwards on his second-quarter touchdown.
Mitt Romney's campaign can be congratulated on fulfilling a summer campaign promise — to speak its mind in campaign ads, regardless of what outsiders said.
Congratulations to the Hawaiian monk seal —now our official state mammal.
I have a some things to offer for your consideration but first want to congratulate the players for getting some silverware this season.
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In science:

Congratulations, Jerry! This work was supported in part by CONACyT under pro ject No. 32416-E.
Shape phase transitions and random interactions
We hope that Mike Keane will read this paper to discover that phrase, as well as our congratulations and best wishes.
Strong invariance principle for dependent random fields
We congratulate the authors on a review of convergence rates for Gibbs sampling routines.
Comment: On Random Scan Gibbs Samplers
We congratulate Imai, King and Nall on a valuable paper which will help to improve the design and analysis of cluster randomized studies.
Comment: The Essential Role of Pair Matching in Cluster-Randomized Experiments, with Application to the Mexican Universal Health Insurance Evaluation
We congratulate Morris and Tang for an interesting addition to empirical Bayes methods, and for tackling a difficult and nagging problem in variance estimation.
Discussion of "Estimating Random Effects via Adjustment for Density Maximization" by C. Morris and R. Tang
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