sympathy và sadness for the family or cthua kém friends of a person who has recently died, or an expression of this, especially in written form:

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an expression of sympathy esp. for the family of a person who has recently died, or the sympathy expressed:
This is indeed the case where historically the derived words were borrowed later, as in condole (1590) + condolence (1603).
Instant messaging, for example, is well-suited khổng lồ chatting with a coworker sitting a few cubicles over, while wholly inappropriate for sending condolences.
Furthermore, people used to lớn believe that the birth of a girl brought such bad luông xã that they sometimes greeted her with regular curses or ritualised condolences.
The masses did more than sign condolence registers: traders wept, market women closed shops in his honour, & even donated food và other items khổng lồ the family for the burial.
In addition, there exist a small number of letters of condolence khổng lồ friends or the widows of esteemed royal servants, whose formulae of consolation express some statement of faith.
One hesitates khổng lồ offer either condolences or would-be constructive phản hồi, but at the same time it would not be helpful just to smile, nod, và turn away.
He is unable lớn be here due khổng lồ a constituency engagement but was anxious khổng lồ express his sympathies & condolences at this tragedy.
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Our sympathy goes out lớn the families of the victims, cruelly tested, khổng lồ whom we skết thúc our sincere condolences.
I would lượt thích to lớn express my sincerest condolences and solidarity with the families of the victims và all of the people affected.
We express our heartfelt condolences lớn the families of the passengers and seafarers who lost their lives for nothing.
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