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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This gave Tom Tristram a much-coveted opportunity to offer his condolences.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Former President Abdullah GE-l has expressed his condolences to the "whole nation" over the recent Ankara suicide bombings, GE-l's office tweeted late on Monday, in a clear response to acting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoy-lu's earlier remarks that GE-l should have called the Prime Ministry rather than pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chair Selahattin DemirtaE- to offer his condolences.
According to a Presidency press release, the President of the Republic left Tunisia, Sunday morning for the United Arab Emirates, to offer his condolences.
Saudi King Abdallah bin Abdel-Aziz contacted Jumblatt by phone to offer his condolences to the lawmaker on his mother's death.
Baghdad (NINA) - Speaker of Parliament, Usama al-Nijaifi, met with Saudi Crown Prince, Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, to offer his condolences on the death of the Emir of Riyadh, Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz.
Tanaiste and Labour Party Leader Eamon Gilmore yesterday phoned the Taoiseach to offer his condolences after hearing the news.
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari met Prince Naif on Tuesday to offer his condolences.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has cabled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to declare his support for Egypt in its confrontation against all forms of extremism as well as to offer his condolences to the victims of the attack on the church in Alexandria, pan-Arab daily ASHARQ AL-AWSAT reported on Sunday.
His Majesty will offer his condolences to the Syrian President and his family over the passing away of his brother Majd Hafez Assad.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Gordon Brown was confronted over the lack of equipment for British troops by the mother of a dead soldier when he called to offer his condolences.
Before the decision was announced, Hopkins made his way to Taylor's corner to offer his condolences to Taylor and his promoter, Lou DiBella, with whom Hopkins has a running feud.
When Clarke's husband died some years ago, Helms called to offer his condolences, and even inserted a tribute in the Congressional Record.
According to a Presidency of the Republic press release, the President of the Republic left Tunisia, Sunday morning for the United Arab Emirates, to offer his condolences.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an attended at the Kocatepe Mosque to offer his condolences to Ecay-lar's family.
Summary: FPM Saad Hariri called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to offer his condolences on the death of a Fatah member and discuss the latest developments of the Palestinian cause.