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.
He found De Coude awaiting him with a very pleasant welcome, and a sincere congratulation
that he was once more upon his feet.
He had indulged in some wistful hopes that for once his master might have relaxed, that an opportune word of congratulation
might awaken some spark of generosity in the man who had just added a fortune to his great store.
At last a general buzz of congratulation
announced that the cook had discovered the boots hung up among the hats in the hall.
I rushed downstairs, but the hall door was open, and I heard the voices of my companions, loud in astonishment and congratulation
, in the yard.
Bashti, who had lived so long that he was a philosopher who minded pain little and the loss of a finger less, chuckled and chirped his satisfaction and pride of achievement in the outcome, while his three old wives, who lived only at the nod of his head, fawned under him on the floor in the abjectness of servile congratulation
We paid our visit of congratulation
in due form; and we really did feel for Major Fitz-David.
He staggered to his feet and looked down upon his rescuer, who had raised himself upon his elbow, and was smiling faintly at the buzz of congratulation
and of praise which broke from the squires around him.
I stammered out some few halting words of congratulation
, and then sat downcast, with my head drooped, deaf to the babble of our new acquaintance.
When he died people wrote her letters of condolence; if I'd written anything it would have been one of congratulation
The last man being gone, Mr Gregsbury rubbed his hands and chuckled, as merry fellows will, when they think they have said or done a more than commonly good thing; he was so engrossed in this self- congratulation
, that he did not observe that Nicholas had been left behind in the shadow of the window-curtains, until that young gentleman, fearing he might otherwise overhear some soliloquy intended to have no listeners, coughed twice or thrice, to attract the member's notice.
All the papers, pamphlets, reports-- all the journals published by the scientific, literary, and religious societies enlarged upon its advantages; and the Society of Natural History of Boston, the Society of Science and Art of Albany, the Geographical and Statistical Society of New York, the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, and the Smithsonian of Washington sent innumerable letters of congratulation
to the Gun Club, together with offers of immediate assistance and money.
All nature is your congratulation
, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself.
Morose-minded people may complain of this; for myself I regard it a matter for congratulation
Darya Alexandrovna too, as she said good-bye to him, gave him a sort of congratulation
, saying, "How glad I am you have met Kitty again