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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 = expressions of sympathy
  • She sent a letter of condolence upon hearing of the loss of his mother.
  • condolence = sympathy
  • We heard about your mother. Please accept our condolences.
  • condolences = expressions of sympathy
  • 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
  • condolences = expression of sympathy
  • He expressed his condolences on the death of Polly Logan.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • condolences = sympathy
  • Several fishermen walked to him on the dock, and he stood awkwardly, accepting condolences just as awkward.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • condolences = expression of sympathy
  • 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
  • condolence = sympathy
  • [regarding being widowed]  My condolences.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • condolences = expression of sympathy
  • You offered tassali, condolences, for the death of a parent,
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • condolences = expression of sympathy
  • In front of the adults, Esperanza modeled Mama's refined manners, accepting Marisol's condolences.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • condolences = expression of sympathy
  • As often as not I'd find her in an apron, hovering over a roast with a phone in each hand, one a client, the other an uncle or friend calling to offer condolences.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • condolences = expression of sympathy
  • 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

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