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condolence
used in The Remains of the Day

3 uses
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Definition
an expression of sympathy to another who is in sorrow — typically in grief over a death in the family
  • It occurs to me that elsewhere in attempting to gather such recollections, I may well have asserted that this memory derived from the minutes immediately after Miss Kenton's receiving news of her aunt's death; that is to say, the occasion when, having left her to be alone with her grief, I realized out in the corridor that I had not offered her my condolences.
    4a — Day 4 - Afternoon (34% in)
  • Dr Meredith rose and said: "My condolences, Stevens.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (99% in)
  • I made my exit, and "it was not until after I had done so that it occurred to me I had not actually offered her my condolences.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (56% in)

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