[kuh n-doh-luh ns]
- Often condolences. expression of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief.
Origin of condolence
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Examples from the Web for condolence
To Hitchcock, this is not a sweet wire from an old colleague but a condolence letter on the occasion of his own death.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
The letters of condolence when she died in March at the age of 87 included one from an African American who had become president.Is Al Sharpton Running New York City Hall From the White House?
November 7, 2014
She rarely dropped names of her famous friends, except Prince Charles', who issued a public note of condolence after her death.Melissa Rivers: Life After Joan—A Funny, Moving Celebration on a Special 'Fashion Police'
September 20, 2014
Before Mr. Chen left the museum, he signed a condolence book by the corner library.
This year, the condolence book from the June 4th Museum will be burned in a ceremony of remembrance.
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.The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba
But the formal tributes of condolence were followed by great rejoicing in the camp.The Philippine Islands
- (often plural) an expression of sympathy with someone in grief, etc
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Word Origin and History for condolence
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