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felicity

Philosophy appropriateness (of a speech act). The performative I appoint you ambassador can only possess felicity if uttered by one in whom the authority for such appointments is vested
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Now, as D'Artagnan had been the hero of these two fights, it was upon him that all the felicitations fell, which Athos, Porthos, and Aramis abandoned to him, not only as good comrades, but as men who had so often had their turn that could very well afford him his.
Fernand closed his eyes, a burning sensation passed across his brow, and he was compelled to support himself by the table to prevent his falling from his chair; but in spite of all his efforts, he could not refrain from uttering a deep groan, which, however, was lost amid the noisy felicitations of the company.
Pray present my best respects and felicitations, when you mention this pleasant change of circumstances to Lady Glyde."
While this scene was going on at the tavern, Sam and Andy, in a state of high felicitation, pursued their way home.
Arif Alvi has extended warm felicitations to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the National Day of Russian Federation.
Nous renouvelons nos vives felicitations aux deux laureates et leur souhaitons pleins succes dans ce qu'elles entreprennent.
The Saudi monarchs prayed for the well being of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and sent the country's felicitations on the party's election victory on July 25.
In his message of felicitation, the prime minister said, 'It gives me immense pleasure to extend to your excellency and the brotherly people of Malaysia our deepest felicitations on the success of Pakatan Harapan in the 14th General Election.'
Le president de la Republique, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a adresse un message de felicitations a la gouverneure generale de la Nouvelle-Zelande, Patsy Reddy, a l'occasion de la fete nationale de son pays, dans lequel il lui a assure sa volonte de promouvoir une cooperation "fructueuse".
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has extended felicitations to the newly elected office bearers of National Press Club (NPC) Islamabad.
The speaker expressed felicitations to His Highness, underlining the explicit success of the "brothers' championship and the solidarity," manifested during the games among the participating teams of the GCC member states.
Thanking the Rulers of the Emirates for their felicitations, he said: "I am honoured to accept this award, which bears the dear name of a person whose legacy, values and principles are still fresh in the minds of all Arabs, adding that, "What we have been achieving in all areas is attributed to what we have learned from the school of the founding fathers: Zayed and Rashid.