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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I offer my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and wish the injured a speedy recovery.
Roberto Martinez said: "I am aware of what happened to Bernard Murphy and I would like to offer my condolences to his family and friends as we return to Leicester City for the first time since that tragic day.
I offer my condolences to the families and colleagues of those killed and injured from the EU Delegation, when one of their vehicles was attacked in Sana a on Sunday.
Like everyone else, I offer my condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.
I would like to offer my condolences to Nikkita's family and the families of the two pilots who lost their lives.
He was a lovely man and I want to offer my condolences to Derek's family.
I WOULD like to offer my condolences to the families of the 36 men who lost their lives - and the 14 who are still missing - in the underground mine gas blast in the eastern Ukraine (The Mirror, August 20).