condolence condolence  /kən ˈdoʊ ləns/


  • (n) an expression of sympathy with another's grief

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  1. Our sincere condolences to his family and close friends.
  2. So sorry to hear what happened to him and we sent our prayers and condolences from this part of the world.
  3. We extend our condolences to Jeannie, Frank and his entire family.


  1. Emotional Reactions to Bus Driver's Death

    There was an outpouring of condolences for Olivia Gamboa, a 47-year-old Metro bus operator who died in a collision with a tow truck at the corner of 5th Street and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Kemal Cilenger / SiliconCheef
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC Los Angeles

  2. Newtown Parents Mourn As Gun Legislation Falters

    Mark Barden comforts wife Jackie Barden at their home in Newtown, Conn., last month. Their son Daniel died in last December's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The family still gets condolence notes and gifts, such as this stuffed panda, from around the world.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Valley News


  1. "The New Zealand Government is monitoring the situation. I intend to convey a message of condolence to the Sri Lankan government and Sri Lankan cricket team," Key said.
    on Mar 3, 2009 By: John Key Source: Xinhua

  2. "As I face you here today, I cannot find enough words to express my condolence. Please accept a bow from me," Wen said as he bowed to them, Xinhua said.
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Wen Jiabao Source: AFP

  3. "I met him a couple of times over the years, and he wrote my family a very, very beautiful, touching condolence letter when Natasha died earlier this year," Neeson said. "He was a special man. It's the end of an era."
    on Aug 27, 2009 By: Liam Neeson Source: New York Daily News

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