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Condolence vs. Condolences

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Condolencenoun

(uncountable) Comfort, support or sympathy.

‘There was not much to do after the accident but offer what condolence I could.’;

Condolencesnoun

(plural only) comfort, support, or sympathy offered to the family and friends of somebody who has died

‘I sent her a card expressing my condolences after her mother passed away.’;

Condolencenoun

An expression of comfort, support, or sympathy offered to the family and friends of somebody who has died.

‘I sent her a card expressing my condolences after her mother passed away.’;

Condolencesinterjection

Expressing perfunctory or jocular condolence wishes.

Condolencenoun

Expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.

‘Their congratulations and their condolences.’; ‘A special mission of condolence.’;

Condolences

Condolences (from Latin con (with) + dolore (sorrow)) are an expression of sympathy to someone who is experiencing pain arising from death, deep mental anguish, or misfortune.The use of the word , in plural, is more common than . The reason for this habit is unclear, but it resembles our habit to send someone our 'regards', 'best wishes', greetings' (all plural), etc.

‘condolences’; ‘condolence’;

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Condolencenoun

an expression of sympathy with another's grief;

‘they sent their condolences’;

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