offer (someone) (one's) condolences

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offer (someone) (one's) condolences

To extend a semi-formal declaration or expression of sympathy to someone who has experienced a recent pain, grief, or misfortune, especially the death of a relative or loved one. Tom, I just heard about your wife's passing and wanted to offer my most sincere condolences. We're calling over after lunch to offer condolences to the family. Jane wasn't able to make it to the funeral, but she wanted to offer you her condolences nonetheless.
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Yet, having intimated that her appearance was peculiar, as being unlike that of her Flemish companions, I have little more to say respecting it; I can pronounce no encomiums on her beauty, for she was not beautiful; nor offer condolence on her plainness, for neither was she plain; a careworn character of forehead, and a corresponding moulding of the mouth, struck me with a sentiment resembling surprise, but these traits would probably have passed unnoticed by any less crotchety observer.
Summary: Rulers, Dubai Crown Prince offer condolences
The Cabinet Affairs Minister condemned the terrorist act, in his meeting Tuesday at the Turkish Embassy with the Turkish Deputy Ambassador to offer condolences on the blast victims that happen in Ankara.
Not only nationals and residents from across the country, but citizens from other gulf countries also gathered in the various emirates to offer condolences to the grieving families of the 53 Emirati martyrs killed in Yemen.
The leader of the Sadrist movement arrived on Sunday morning in Kuwait to offer condolences to victims of the bombing of Imam Sadiq mosque.
KARAK, Jordan, Feb 6 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti parliamentary delegation, headed by Deputy Speaker Mubarak Al-Khurainej, arrived here on Friday to offer condolences to the family of Jordanian pilot Moath al-Kasasbeh, who was executed by the ISIL by burning him alive.
New York, Rabi'II 07, 1436, January 27, 2015, SPA -- Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon have visited Saudi mission here to offer condolences on the death of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
A large delegation of Lebanese deputies, politicians and prominent Muslim and Christian religious clerics, businessmen, journalists and high dignitaries arrived in the Saudi capital on Saturday, upon an invitation by former PM Saad Hariri to offer condolences for the death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz," the statement indicated.
LARKANA -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday visited the Jamia Islamia IshaiatulQuran WalHadith Larkana, here to offer condolences on the assassination of General Secretary Sindh Chapter and former Senator Dr.
BNA) -- UAE Ambassador to Bahrain Mohammed Sultan Saif Al-Suwaidi has appreciated the supportive stance of the Speakers and members of the Representatives Council for lifting today's weekly meeting to offer condolences to the UAE government and people on the martyr of duty First-Lieutenant Tariq Mohammed Al-Shihhi.
Qabbani called Beirut Metropolitan Greek Orthodox Archbishop Elias Audi to offer condolences.
The government sought in early January to send former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to Pyongyang to offer condolences to North Korea over the death of its leader Kim Jong Il as part of efforts to improve bilateral relations, but Koizumi rejected the idea, government sources said Saturday.
We visited the Norwegian Embassy today to offer condolences on behalf of the Turkish government and its people, Ergun said.
During the visit, King Abdullah met with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, who was also in Abu Dhabi to offer condolences over Sheikh Ahmed's death.
ON a sad note, I would like to offer condolences and a big shout for Keith Alexander, who died last week.