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They sent their condolences.
  an expression of sympathy to another who is in sorrow — typically in grief over a death in the family
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"Condole" is the verb form; i.e., expressing the condolence.
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  • They sent their condolences.
  • She sent a letter of condolence upon hearing of the loss of his father.
  • a lover is more condoling.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Please accept my condolences.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire

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  • If a customer started saying her condolences, Grandpa would nod and cut her off with "You be needin’ anythang else, ma’am?"
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • That fast, from condolences to brass tacks.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • When the soldiers had shown up at her door with a letter and a flag and their meaningless condolences, she’d caved in on herself.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • I wanted to come by to express my condolences.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The couple would soon be arriving in the village, as they were coming to offer condolences after my grandmother’s death.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • But he couldn’t spend two hours surrounded by the same tutorial mates who had filled his message queue with vague, uncomfortable condolences.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100

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  • She had not even thought to give Kai her condolences, or wishes for the emperor’s return of health.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • They waited on line to express their condolences.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • In front of the adults, Esperanza modeled Mama’s refined manners, accepting Marisol’s condolences.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • I’m glad of that, glad that Jim Daly’s letter of condolence is one to a wife, not a mother.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Then you have my condolences.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Took their foil pans and condolences.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I was just offering my condolences to her friend.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • My condolences.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Thousands of people—literally thousands—had left condolence messages for her.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • They offer him condolences and sympathy while I stand frozen in the corner, completely unnoticed.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • "Then you have my condolences," he said, and walked out of the room.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • People brought over what offerings they could—tea, candy, bread, almonds—and they brought as well their condolences and sympathies.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • An officer expressing an officer’s condolences.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • Assistance is impossible; condolence insufferable.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • My condolences.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Letters began to arrive, generous in their condolences, unrestrained in the indecency of their comment on Dominique Francon.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • She looked up, murmured a condolence, and then returned to her work.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • I could all too easily picture the smug expressions of condolence I’d receive from those who’d been certain of my failure from the get-go.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Anatole goes to our neighbors’ houses, one by one, offering his condolences for our village’s lost schoolboys.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Mr. Cruncher did not assist at the closing sports, but had remained behind in the churchyard, to confer and condole with the undertakers.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Hrothgar has already contacted us to convey his condolences.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • And on the morning of the sixteenth, when I asked him whether I should offer him my congratulations or my condolences, he replied that either one would do.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • You offered tassali, condolences, for the death of a parent, congratulated the birth of children, and shook your head mournfully when the conversation turned to Afghanistan and the Roussis—which it inevitably did.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • With these expressions of condolence, the fat gentleman shook hands with both ladies, and drawing up a chair, inquired how they found themselves.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • My deepest condolences.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Cars began parking outside Isabella Vanger’s house as the clan gathered to offer condolences.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • You have my deepest condolences.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • And here, instead of its being a matter of condolence, it turns out to be one of congratulation.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • He told Zillah to give me a glass of brandy, and then passed on to the inner room; while she condoled with me on my sorry predicament, and having obeyed his orders, whereby I was somewhat revived, ushered me to bed.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • In the seventh week, there came a telegram from Colonel Hampton himself, and then a letter, a kind, dignified letter of condolence.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • They were sorry—offered their condolences.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • "I am so sorry, Miss Taggart," said Lillian, smiling, "you must forgive me if I don’t know the appropriate formula of condolences for the occasion."
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • May I express the condolences of the entire community and But this would not do.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • I said something in condolence with him.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • The applause was not studied and stiff, sympathetic and condoling; it was enthusiasm and admiration.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Mr. Worthing, I offer you my sincere condolence.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • In a few minutes, through all the doors, down all the staircases, by every exit, every one hastened to retire, or rather to fly; for it was a situation where the ordinary condolences,—which even the best friends are so eager to offer in great catastrophes,—were seen to be utterly futile.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • She told me we must part, and told me why; and we condoled with one another, in all sincerity.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Ian then had burst into tears again, and after muttering some half-heard word of condolence, Shinny had passed into the parlor.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Kutuzov was a traitor, and Prince Vasili during the visits of condolence paid to him on the occasion of his daughter’s death said of Kutuzov, whom he had formerly praised (it was excusable for him in his grief to forget what he had said), that it was impossible to expect anything else from a blind and depraved old man.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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