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compliment

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to pay a compliment to

to be proud of (oneself), as for an accomplishment or achievement

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say something to someone that expresses praise

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express congratulations

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be proud of

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pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement

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He was congratulating himself upon the enterprise which had turned the refectory, a cold stone room with pots on trestles, into the most comfortable room in the house.
But just as they were congratulating themselves upon the progress they had made they came upon a broad river which swept along between high banks, and here the road ended and there was no bridge of any sort to allow them to cross.
But soon my trials in this quarter came to a close--sooner than I either expected or desired; for one sweet evening towards the close of May, as I was rejoicing in the near approach of the holidays, and congratulating myself upon having made some progress with my pupils (as far as their learning went, at least, for I HAD instilled SOMETHING into their heads, and I had, at length, brought them to be a little--a very little--more rational about getting their lessons done in time to leave some space for recreation, instead of tormenting themselves and me all day long to no purpose), Mrs.
When at last he stood beneath the arcade he was congratulating himself upon the success that had attended his efforts up to this point when, at a slight sound behind him, he turned to see a tall figure in the yellow tunic of a warrior confronting him.
Slowly all that it meant to him filtered into the mind of the Russian, and then a cruel smile of relief and triumph touched his lips; but it was short-lived, for just as he was congratulating himself that he was now comparatively safe to proceed upon his way to the coast unmolested, a mighty pandemonium rose from the river-bank close by.
My heart swelled with pride at the thought that presently admiring British tars would be congratulating us upon our notable capture; and just about then the merchant steamer must have sighted us, for she veered suddenly toward the north, and a moment later dense volumes of smoke issued from her funnels.
She is congratulating herself that she got rid of him before he tried to carry out a threat he recently made her that he should kill you at the first opportunity.
But whilst he was congratulating himself on having such a nice story to tell to his boon companion, Jacob, that worthy was on his road to Delft; and, thanks to the swiftness of the horse, had already the start of Rosa and her companion by four leagues.
Santa now made a pretty speech in verse, congratulating Ozma on having a birthday, and asking every one present to drink to the health and happiness of their dearly beloved hostess.
That evening there was a grand reception in the royal palace, attended by the most important persons of Oz, and Jack Pumpkinhead, who was a little overripe but still active, read an address congratulating Ozma of Oz upon the success of her generous mission to rescue the royal family of a neighboring kingdom.
Me for her, because she knows a good thing when she sees it, an' she ought to be congratulating you on your good taste in me.
31 -- (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent congratulatory cable to HM Sultan Sri Paduka Baginda Sultan Almu'tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah of Malaysia on his country's Independence Day anniversary, congratulating and wishing him all the best on this national occasion.
A statement from HM Government of Gibraltar Government of Gibraltar said: "Lee's goal was the best said: "Lee's goal was the best and the whole House will join a nd the whole House will join in congratulating him.
Speaking in Turkish, after congratulating Erdoy-an, Atambayev said Turkey will be stronger under Erdoy-an's presidency.
Congratulating the Prime Minister-elect, the Speaker said that his election was an evidence of trust and confidence of the representatives of the people in his leadership and abilities.