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condolence

or condolement

[kuh n-doh-luh ns] /kənˈdoʊ ləns/
noun
1.
Often, condolences. expression of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief.
Origin of condolence
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605; condole + -ence
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  • Many were the messages of regard and condolence that came from other lands.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • I do not ask your condolence and regret for what is past, for that now cannot be remedied.

    Gomez Arias Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • I felt that no words of condolence availed, and I let him lie there quietly.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • Wherever we go, we are lionised and loaded with congratulations and condolence.

  • But the formal tributes of condolence were followed by great rejoicing in the camp.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for condolence

condolence

/kənˈdəʊləns/
noun
1.
(often pl) an expression of sympathy with someone in grief, etc
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Word Origin and History for condolence
n.

c.1600, from Late Latin condolere "to suffer together" (see condole) + -ence. Often in form condoleance 1600-1800.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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