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An expression of sympathy, especially on the occasion of the death of a person's relative or close friend:‘we offer our sincere condolences to his widow’[mass noun] ‘letters of condolence’
sympathy, solace, comfort, consolation, fellow feeling, understanding, empathy, compassion, pity, solicitude, concern, supportView synonyms
- ‘The Garrafrauns group offers their condolences to his relations and wide circle of friends.’
- ‘Midgley sent his condolences and sympathy to the family of the dead infant.’
- ‘Willie offered sincere condolences to any members who suffered bereavements in the past year.’
- ‘All of us here express our sincere condolences to Roger's wife, family and friends.’
- ‘My condolences and deepest sympathy go to the parents and family of the little girl for the loss of a gift from God.’
- ‘Our most sincere condolences to The Queen and all members of the Royal Family.’
- ‘The team expressed their deep condolences and assured them of support and help.’
- ‘To her husband Paul, daughter Kaylyn and son Ronan, we offer our sincere condolences.’
- ‘Firefighters across the country have expressed their condolences to the victims' families and friends.’
- ‘This was a tragic event and we offer them our sincere condolences.’
- ‘Blair arrives at the freezing hanger, close to tears as he delivers his condolences.’
- ‘Many thanks for the kind words and to those who have emailed offering condolences and prayers.’
- ‘We wish to express our sincere condolences to all in our community who were bereaved during the year.’
- ‘Sincere condolences are extended on the death of a dear daughter and sister.’
- ‘I offer my sincere condolences to all those affected and stand shoulder to shoulder with them.’
- ‘Sincere condolences go out to his sons and daughters, brothers and family circle.’
- ‘I watched a plea for his life earlier today from his wife and I extend my sincere and heartfelt condolences to her and to all his family.’
- ‘We want to express our condolences to Joe's family and those dedicated staff who supported him whilst he was in care.’
- ‘May I offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends, Stuart will be much missed.’
- ‘The Notes sends sincere condolence to the family, relatives and friends of the late Mary Bulmer.’
Early 17th century: from condole, influenced by French condoléance.
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