In recent days, Shuler has been commiserating with defeated moderates who have applauded his race.
How often have I walked up and down this noble gallery lost in "commiserating reveries" on the vicissitudes of departed grandeur!
commiserating their condition, he gave them one of their black companions.
Brown and Hamilton advised me to retire, commiserating me kindly, and expressing hopes that I would be better in the morning.
The poor had a commiserating friend in her and the sick a tender nurse.
When their husbands died everybody was commiserating with them: what will they make a living from?
"I hope you are not sick, Washburn," I said, in commiserating tones.
How safe to assume that many things were said commiserating poor Mrs. Lincoln who had a bear for a husband.
She did, however, wake up to the fact that Coombe and Maiden were commiserating her.
The coroner, cursing the sympathy of the situation, forced himself to a commiserating, "Did she say how he died?"
c.1600, from Latin commiseratus, past participle of commiserari "to pity, bewail" (see commiseration). Related: Commiserated; commiserating. An Old English loan-translation of commiserate was efensargian.