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  1. condolencesnoun

    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. condolencesnoun

    Plural form of condolence.


  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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  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. Colorado Avalanche Information Center -RRB-:

    Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and everyone affected by this accident.

  2. Un President Trump:

    Yeah, I think it’s very sad. In fact, I want to extend to Anthony Bourdain family my heartfelt condolences. That was very shocking, when I woke up this morning : ‘ Anthony Bourdain is dead. ’ And I enjoyed Anthony Bourdain show. Anthony Bourdain was quite a character, I will say. But I just want to extend my condolences.

  3. Narendra Modi:

    In the last few days, our country's innocent children died in a hospital. In these times of crisis, these times of sadness, as all 1.5 billion of our countrymen give their condolences, I am with you all.

  4. Xherdan Shaqiri:

    I am deeply shocked by the death of Florijana Ismaili, my family and I would like to express our condolences to the Ismaili family and the near ones.

  5. Law Enforcement Hal Taylor:

    I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the friends and families of loved ones lost in Saturday's terrible crash, as well as my gratitude to all of the first responders and volunteers who quickly and valiantly responded to the scene.

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    manifestly demonstrative
    • A. tantamount
    • B. numinous
    • C. sesquipedalian
    • D. ostensive

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