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noun as in sympathy

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Your entire world has crumpled, and without the benefit of traveling to see people and receive their personal condolences, you are quite naturally continuing to grieve.

Each stopped to offer condolences to Miller’s wife, Patti, and his one of his daughters, Melanie.

I had assumed that he would at least have sent some form of condolences when she died.

We also reached out to the family on multiple occasions afterward to again offer condolences and seek an opportunity to discuss what happened.

The pre-2020 formula for dealing with death online meant memorializing the Facebook account of the deceased, maybe opening an online condolence book with a funeral home, perhaps a GoFundMe page to raise money for expenses.

To Hitchcock, this is not a sweet wire from an old colleague but a condolence letter on the occasion of his own death.

The letters of condolence when she died in March at the age of 87 included one from an African American who had become president.

She rarely dropped names of her famous friends, except Prince Charles', who issued a public note of condolence after her death.

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.

In paying your visits of condolence, show, by your own quiet gravity, that you sympathize in the recent affliction of your friend.

Pay visits, both of condolence and congratulation, within a week after the event which calls for them occurs.

Letters of Condolence are exceedingly trying, both to read and to write.

It lowered its voice in passing and made its calls of condolence in dark clothes and a general air of gloom.

A few words of condolence and sympathy were offered, and they separated to prepare for dinner.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to condolence, such as: compassion, consolation, solace, comfort, commiseration, and condolement.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.