misery loves company


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misery loves company

Miserable people like others to be unhappy. I know misery loves company, but quit trying to bring me down just because you had a bad day at work.
See also: company, love, misery

Misery loves company.

Prov. Unhappy people like other people to be unhappy too. Jill: Why is Linda criticizing everybody today? Jane: Her boss criticized her this morning, and misery loves company. I should probably feel bad because my sister is so depressed, but I'm pretty depressed myself. Misery loves company.
See also: company, love, misery

misery loves company

Fellow sufferers make unhappiness easier to bear, as in She secretly hoped her friend would fail, too-misery loves company. Words to this effect appeared in the work of Sophocles (c. 408 b.c.) and other ancient writers; the earliest recorded use in English was about 1349.
See also: company, love, misery

misery loves company

Fellow sufferers make pain easier to bear. This observation dates from ancient Greek and Roman times or even earlier; Sophocles (Oedipus at Colonnus, ca. 408 b.c.) and Seneca (ca. a.d. 54) both wrote words to that effect. John Lyly’s Euphues stated it as “In misery it is great comfort to haue a companion” (1579), but the precise wording of the modern cliché does not appear until the nineteenth century. More recently, Brian Moore quipped, “If misery loves company, then triumph demands an audience” (An Answer from Limbo, 1962).
See also: company, love, misery
References in classic literature ?
Even if it has to manufacture it, misery loves company. She watched Nutty with a cold and uninterested eye as he opened his mouth feebly, shut it again and reopened it; and then when it became apparent that these manoeuvres were about to result in speech, she left him and walked quickly down the drive again.
Misery loves company, but we didn't just stay miserable we made something out of it, something even approaching bliss.
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You forget that misery loves company and that person you are asking what you should do might just subconsciously give advice that will have you as miserable as they are.
Just like misery loves company, debtors do better with accountability partners.
Misery loves company. Except I'm not really miserable, am I?
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Also, it's usually the unhappy children who poke fun at others and make them hurt, because misery loves company. Expose them to diversity Travel more and expose your children to different cultures, religions, beliefs and ways of life.