(I'm) sorry to hear that

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(I'm) sorry to hear that

1. I extend my condolences (upon hearing your unfortunate news). I was so sorry to hear that your mother passed away, Jan. Please let me know if there's anything I can do for you. A: "I actually lost my job last week." B: "Oh my gosh. I'm sorry to hear that!"
2. What you just told me is regrettable or unfortunate. A: "I simply cannot continue to work in this environment any longer." B: "I'm sorry to hear that, Tom. I wish you would have brought your concerns to me before making your decision." We're sorry to hear that you are withdrawing from the master's program. Would you care to let us know why?
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(I'm) sorry to hear that,

an expression of consolation or regret. John: My cat died last week. Jane: I am sorry to hear that. Bill: I'm afraid I won't be able to continue here as head teller. Bank manager: Sorry to hear that.
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A TUI spokesperson said: "We're sorry to hear that Ms Bass became unwell on her holiday.
She said: "We're sorry to hear that customers have been unhappy with the 308 service, but we'd like to provide reassurance that we are addressing these concerns.
A Tui UK spokesman said: "We're sorry to hear that the Disson family is unhappy with their experience following their decision to cancel their holiday.
"We're sorry to hear that he's unhappy not to have received compensation, as we felt the most appropriate support we could provide would be to offer free access to our independent partner, the Centre for Crisis Psychology (CCP).
A spokesman for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board said: "We're sorry to hear that Ms Mulcahy has concerns about the care she has received.
A trust spokesman said: "We're sorry to hear that a patient didn't feel they had a good experience in our emergency department and can confirm that an informal concern was raised with us.
In a statement, a Coca-Cola Great Britain spokeswoman said: "We're sorry to hear that as a result of an earlier traffic incident in Cardiff near to where the Coca-Cola Christmas truck was visiting, people experienced delays to their journeys last night.
Murray Scott, managing director of owners Scott Hotels, said: "We're sorry to hear that our decision to open the hotel solely for pre–arranged tours and residents has caused such concern.
Armagh RFO replies: Thanks for your letter James and we're sorry to hear that your bet went down but the stats in our form w ere correct.
We're sorry to hear that your lovely kitchen appliance has gone wrong in a short space of time.
"We're sorry to hear that there is a further problem and we've written to the delivery company expressing the concerns of ourselves and the residents.
"We're sorry to hear that our maintenance of the grass areas off Whitwell Green Lane in Elland is causing problems with hay fever for a local resident," she said.
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