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 Meanings and Examples of CONGRATULATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
Classic Sentence: (98 in 7 pages)
1  People thronged the streets, men laughing and shaking hands in congratulation, ladies kissing each other and crying.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LVIII
2  Now it is understood that he has composed an original speech of congratulation and benediction, and this is one of the events of the day.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
3  This makes it a cause for congratulation that by modern methods a very few men can do the painfully necessary work of head-cracking for the whole of the cultured world.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
4  They exchanged a secret glance of joy and congratulation.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 21
5  "A characteristic, but not exactly complimentary, congratulation," returned Laurie, still in an abject attitude, but beaming with satisfaction.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
6  Seeing me, she roused herself: she made a sort of effort to smile, and framed a few words of congratulation; but the smile expired, and the sentence was abandoned unfinished.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
7  He addressed himself to Miss Bennet, with a polite congratulation; Mr. Hurst also made her a slight bow, and said he was "very glad;" but diffuseness and warmth remained for Bingley's salutation.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
8  But they had seen no one from the Parsonage, not a creature, and had heard no tidings beyond a friendly note of congratulation and inquiry from Mrs. Grant to Lady Bertram.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
9  Anna Pavlovna threatened him on behalf of "our dear Vyazmitinov," and in her eyes, which, for an instant, glanced at Pierre, Prince Vasili read a congratulation on his future son-in-law and on his daughter's happiness.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II
10  She congratulated Kennicott; carelessly ascertained from him the hour of marriage.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
11  As I walked about there I congratulated myself that I had not brought some Lincoln girl who would talk during the waits about the junior dances, or whether the cadets would camp at Plattsmouth.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: III
12  Each one congratulated himself that his special teachings had accomplished this desired end.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In X
13  The only one who was not afraid of a cut was Marija, who congratulated herself, somewhat naively, that there had been one in her place only a short time before she came.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
14  Some of the tall one's companions cried with emphasis that they, too, had evolved the same thing, and they congratulated themselves upon it.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
15  They sat side by side and congratulated each other.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23
Example Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  Immediately after Discovery's lift-off NASA officials were in jubilant mood, talking of the power and majesty of the launch and of the congratulation and back-slapping at ground control.
2  Some jurors even embraced the residents and congratulated lead plaintiffs' attorney George Chandler after the proceedings.
3  The defeated candidate gave a dignified speech in which he congratulated his rival.
4  We congratulated them on the successful completion of the project.
5  Please accept my hearty congratulations upon your marriage.
6  I send you warm congratulations and hope that there are many more years of happiness ahead for both of you.
7  Allow me to join the chorus of congratulations upon your recent marriage.
8  Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to you both for along life and an ever-lasting happiness.
9  We are very happy to extend to you our utmost congratulations on your finishing your college course so successfully.
10  I join with all your friends in offering my sincere congratulations on your graduation.
11  Hearty congratulations on your passing the examination with excellent result.
12  Heartiest congratulations upon your graduation.
13  To the happy couple, congratulations on this happy occasion and best wishes for everything good in the years to come.
14  My sincere congratulations on this auspicious event of yours.
15  My sincere congratulations on your happy marriage and my best wishes to you two for a lifetime of happiness.