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Definitions for condolences
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  1. condolences(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From condoleo

  2. condolences(Noun)

    Plural form of condolence.

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  1. Condolences

    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.

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say condolences in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of condolences in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of condolences in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of condolences in a Sentence

  1. Ibrahim Kalin:

    I am deeply saddened by this uncivilized act, which goes against humanistic values and took the lives of civilians, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims and the people of New Zealand.

  2. Officer Daniel Pantaleo:

    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.

  3. Kellyanne Conway:

    I know that Lynnette Lederman's very grief-stricken, I can imagine, and my heartfelt condolences go to Lynnette Lederman and everybody in that congregation regardless of politics, we're missing the opportunity to talk about what this truly was.

  4. Bahia Principe Hotels:

    We are deeply saddened by the incident at one of our hotels in La Romana, Dominican Republic, and want to express our deepest condolences to their family and friends.

  5. John Kerry:

    I think you know that you have the full and heartfelt condolences of the American people and I know you know that we share the pain and the horror of everything that you went through, our hearts are with you.

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