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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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"The signatures convey how shocked people are at what has happened to Michael and allows the general public to show their support for the Causer family and pay their condolences".
Later, we were moved by the condolences from individual Kharkivites and, officially, through their Vice-Mayor and Secretary of City Council.
It read: "Thank you from the bottom of our hearts in signing the book of condolence - this act lifted my spirits in knowing the people of your beautiful city are thinking of us during this horrific time.
The spokesmen said the Dutch and Belgian royal families had sent messages of condolence to the Japanese imperial family.
The JI Pakistan is going to organize condolence reference on June 15 to pay rich tributes to late Akhtar.
"On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my deepest condolences to you, the family of the late George Herbert Walker Bush, and the whole people of the United States."
He conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
In separate condolence messages, United Business Group (UBG) chairman Iftikhar Ali Malik, FPCCI President Zubair Tufail, Vice President and Regional Chairman FPCCI Manzoor Ul Haq Malik also offered condolence and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
On Thursday, Gerard Larcher, the president of the French Senate, sent condolence messages to Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin and Interior Minister Besir Atalay.
I express condolence to his parents and relatives," he wrote on Twitter.
For his part, King Mohamed VI of Morocco expressed in a message of condolence to Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Ennaceur "his sincere feelings of compassion following the death of one of Tunisia's Great Men who devoted his life to serving his country loyally and building the modern state".
PML-N President Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif also issued a condolence statement and prayed that the departed soul rests in eternal peace and that the bereaved family would be able bear the irreparable loss.
Head of State Rumen Radev sent a letter of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Presidential press secretariat announced.
In his condolence message to the family on Saturday, Chepkwony said the former President frequently visited the Kipsigis sub-tribe during his 24-year reign.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed condolence to the families of the victims who lost their lives in a road accident in Bhakkar on Saturday.