What does the word felicitate mean?

Usage examples for felicitate

  1. Then the Great little Man pattered downstairs, condescended to felicitate Mr. Upex upon his timely meal, inquired the name of his cook, said she was a good woman and would go far, listened to Farmer Gruby's opinion that this rain would do a power o' good to the land, condoled with him upon a bovine loss which he was still lamenting, bade Pridgeon stand another quart of ale each to the good fellows who had assisted to talk about the accident, raised his monocle to a bill of sale affixed to the wall, inquired into the state of the roads before them, evoked an atmosphere of respectful adoration by presenting the landlord with a card inscribed 'Horace Ripple, The Great House, ' and finally won the perpetual devotion of Mr. George Upex by writing in his neatest hand at the top right corner of the engraved card 'Recommended by. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  2. The scholars upon whom I do felicitate the honourable master will write much learning," and the Count made a graceful inclination in the direction of the two Dowbiggins; " and the brave boys who love the sport, they will also write, ah! – Young Barbarians by Ian Maclaren
  3. Nor have we less reason to felicitate ourselves on the position of our political than of our commercial concerns. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various