comfort, support, or sympathy offered to the family and friends of somebody who has died
I sent her a card expressing my condolences after her mother passed away.
Plural form of condolence.
Condolences are an expression of sympathy to someone who is experiencing pain arising from death, deep mental anguish, or misfortune. When individuals condole, or offer their condolences to a particular situation or person, they are offering active, conscious support of that person or activity. This is often expressed by saying, "Sorry." Often, the English language expression "My condolences" will be in a context, such as death of a friend's loved one, in which the one offering condolences is communicating a feeling of pity towards the unfortunate party. Expressions of condolence may also used as sarcasm if one considers the complaining person to be exaggerating their suffering, especially when they appear to consider as tragic something that is relatively insignificant. There are various ways of expressing condolences to the victims. Examples include donating money to the charity nominated by the person who has just died, writing in a condolences book or supporting the friends and family of the loved one by making meals and looking after them in various ways in times of need.
The numerical value of condolences in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of condolences in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
My condolences to the families.
To all [victims], we send our prayers. We send our condolences to their families, condolences from the entire country.
I feel very bad about the death of Mr. Eric Garner, my family and I include him and his family in our prayers and I hope that they will accept my personal condolences for their loss.
It goes without saying that our condolences go to the families of those who were killed and our hearts and prayers go out for a full recovery for those who were wounded, but we also know that we are tired of condolences and we are tired of just prayers.
Ismaaiyl was a very troubled young man whose life was in turmoil and spiraling out of control, we were estranged for a few years, with occasional contact. I am deeply sorry for the loss of the two innocent men who were killed, and offer my sincerest condolences to their families.
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