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  • The sounds of the gratulating shout had expanded over the distant shores of the Bosphorus by mountain and forest, and died at length in the farthest echoes, when the people, in the silence which ensued, appeared to ask each other what next scene was about to adorn a pause so solemn and a stage so august.

    Count Robert of Paris 2008

  • Owen secured one of my hands, and wetted it with his tears, while he joined in gratulating my return.

    Rob Roy 2005

  • And the saint, gratulating the youth on the gift thus miraculously bestowed, said unto him: "Now, my best-beloved son, shalt thou know by this pastoral staff that the guardianship of souls will be committed unto thee."

    The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick Including the Life by Jocelin, Hitherto Unpublished in America, and His Extant Writings Various

  • --- Owen secured one of my hands, and wetted it with his tears, while he joined in gratulating my return.

    Rob Roy 1887

  • Every church in Orleans rang out its gratulating peal; and throughout the night the sounds of rejoicing echoed, and the bonfires blazed up from the city.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07 John [Editor] Rudd 1885

  • Tom kept up a whistling, self-gratulating little cry, as if he had his own thoughts:

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times George Alfred Townsend 1877

  • "In obedience to the impatient and persevering summons of the house I was desired by Fawcett to go before the curtain; and accordingly I announced the tragedy for repetition amidst the gratulating shouts that carried the assurance of complete success to my agitated and grateful heart."

    A Book of the Play Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character Dutton Cook 1856

  • This Jeshurun of a pawnbroker was not a symbol of the great Jewish tragedy; and yet was there not something typical in the fact that a life like Mordecai's -- a frail incorporation of the national consciousness, breathing with difficult breath -- was nested in the self-gratulating ignorant prosperity of the Cohens?

    Daniel Deronda George Eliot 1849

  • Whereat the idle multitude lift up their voices, gratulating, celebrating sky-high; in rhyme and prose announcement, more than plentiful, that _now_ the

    Latter-Day Pamphlets Thomas Carlyle 1838

  • These, and many more such fragments of a boasting, doubtful and self-gratulating spirit, burst from him in succession; and were, now and then, accompanied with lively gesticulations on horseback, which if a stranger could have seen, they would have persuaded him that the performer was either an unhappy mortal on his way to a madhouse, or a happy lover on the way from his mistress.

    Swallow Barn, or A Sojourn in the Old Dominion. In Two Volumes. Vol. II. 1832


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