Examples from the Web for condolences
The family remain close to the democracy icon, who earlier this month sent a letter of condolences to Than Dar.Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives|Joshua Carroll|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I would give them my condolences and tell them what I was doing—trying to show the world the crisis in Liberia.
Friends and colleagues have sent their condolences and reminisced about moments shared with Jamie.Jamie Kirk Hahn, Democratic Strategist, Allegedly Stabbed by Best Man|Miranda Green|April 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I relayed the shocking news to Sechin and expressed my condolences.Tsarnaev Brothers’ Impact on U.S.-Russian Counterterrorism Cooperation|Andrew S. Weiss|April 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If you are one of the few Americans still watching American Idol please accept my condolences.A Love Letter to ‘American Idol’ Judge Nicki Minaj|Ramin Setoodeh|March 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Touchett presently received her and intimated in a few words that condolences might be taken for granted.The Portrait of a Lady|Henry James
Richard Maule did not rise to receive the condolences of his guest.Jane Oglander|Marie Belloc Lowndes
"Sometimes I think that we fathers are all wrong," remarked Mr. Denton, after the condolences were over.For Gold or Soul?|Lurana W. Sheldon
Ida stayed with her, but her condolences and sanguine predictions were futile.Alone|Marion Harland
Persons who are everlastingly claiming pity, sympathy, condolences, are very wearing.Frulein Schmidt and Mr. Anstruther|Elizabeth von Arnim
British Dictionary definitions for condolences
Word Origin and History for condolences (1 of 2)
"formal declaration of sympathy," 1670s, plural of condolence. Reason for the plural is unclear; earliest references are to expressions from groups of persons; perhaps the habit stuck.