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condolence
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Definition an expression of sympathy to another who is in sorrow — typically in grief over a death in the family
  • They sent their condolences.
condolences = an expression of sympathy to another who is in sorrow — typically in grief over a death in the family
  • She sent a letter of condolence upon hearing of the loss of his father.
  • Please accept my condolences.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • condolences = an expression of sympathy to another who is in sorrow
  • a lover is more condoling.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • condoling = showing grief
  • 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
  • condolences = expressions of sympathy to another who is in sorrow — typically in grief over a death in the family
  • "My condolences," he mumbles, turning to go.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Letters began to arrive, generous in their condolences, unrestrained in the indecency of their comment on Dominique Francon.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Friends quietly expressed their condolences, but we all tried to keep the conversation light and moving.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • One by one, people came through, all offering their condolences and sharing memories.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • She's received more than eight hundred thousand letters of condolence.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Letters of condolence arrived for Adams, including one from Jefferson,, who had himself been gravely ill.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The applause was not studied and stiff, sympathetic and condoling; it was enthusiasm and admiration.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • They offer him condolences and sympathy while I stand frozen in the corner, completely unnoticed.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • That fast, from condolences to brass tacks.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • 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
  • They never had a chance to talk in private, and the only condolences he was able to offer were brief and awkward.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • When the condolence line deposited me in front of Miss Emerson's shell-shocked parents, I stammered out, "Sorry about all this," and stalked away.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • I wanted to come by to express my condolences.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • And here, instead of its being a matter of condolence, it turns out to be one of congratulation.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Cars began parking outside Isabella Vanger's house as the clan gathered to offer condolences.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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