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: Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed and Shaikh Tahnoun Bin Mohammad offer condolences
KARACHI: Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair on Saturday visited the residence of late Zubaida Tariq, popularly known as Zubaida Apa, to offer condolences on her demise.
The statement said that Saudi Charge D'Affaires Adnan Bustaji will be accompanied by a diplomatic delegation from the embassy to visit the family of the deceased and offer condolences.
It pointed out that the Embassy is in a direct contact with the German Foreign Ministry and the competent authorities in this regard, noting that Saudi Charge D'Affaires Adnan Bustaji will be accompanied by a diplomatic delegation from the Embassy to visit the family of the deceased and offer condolences today.
Shaikh Abdulla and Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa visited Saudi Arabia yesterday to offer condolences, praying to the Almighty to rest the deceased's soul in eternal peace and give his family solace and fortitude.
Summary: Politicians, religious and security officials gathered at BIEL and later at Prime Minister Tammam Salam's house for a second day Thursday to offer condolences to the leader following his mother's death.
KUWAIT, Nov 12 (KUNA) -- Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union Chairman and Kuwait National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent a cable of condolences to Lebanese counterpart Nabih Berri to offer condolences over Beirut bombings' victims.
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.
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.
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.