Many letters of congratulation await her at her cottage from people whom she has befriended at one time or another.
The colonel apparently thought one congratulation was not enough.
The legislature has introduced three resolutions of congratulation.
Another banquet and much self-congratulation by orchestra leaders.
The novel appears to be an act of both penance and self-congratulation.
In the swell of national self-congratulation over the fact that such a book could be published, it became a big best-seller.
congratulation for everyone who have done the observation and the math.
Because it is a lasting, important book the national self-congratulation that fills its pages is especially deplorable.
They were small, shining cogs in the movie industry's machinery of distribution and self-congratulation.
There's a new piety in the air: the self-congratulation of book lovers.
Word Origin and History for congratulation
mid-15c., from Latin congratulationem (nominative congratulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of congratulari "wish joy," from com- "together, with" (see com-) + gratulari "give thanks, show joy," from gratus "agreeable" (see grace (n.)).