• WordNet 3.6
    • v condole express one's sympathetic grief, on the occasion of someone's death "You must condole the widow"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Condole To express sympathetic sorrow; to grieve in sympathy; -- followed by with. "Your friends would have cause to rejoice, rather than condole with you."
    • v. t Condole To lament or grieve over. "I come not, Samson, to condole thy chance."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • condole To speak sympathetically to one in pain, grief, or misfortune; use expressions of pity or compassion: followed by with before the person, and by on, for, or over before the subject of condolence.
    • condole To commiserate personally; address words of sympathy to, on account of distress or misfortune.
    • condole To lament or grieve over with another; express sympathy on account of; lament.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Condole kon-dōl′ to grieve with another: to sympathise in sorrow:
    • v.i Condole kon-dōl′ (Shak.) to grieve
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. condolere,; con-, + dolere, to feel pain, grieve. See Doleful
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, with, dolēre, to grieve.


In literature:

Round winner and loser crowded their friends, congratulating the one, condoling with the other, praising both for their riding.
"Guy Livingstone;" by George A. Lawrence
And some with me will condole, and some with congratulations will come; and both to me will be vinegar and gall.
"The Bow of Orange Ribbon" by Amelia E. Barr
They exchanged a few words of sympathy and condolence.
"The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood" by Arthur Griffiths
Would it not be more charitable to think I came to condole and sympathise with you?
"The Guinea Stamp" by Annie S. Swan
The moment they heard of it, they sent us a triumphant telegram of condolence.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
On the news of his death, the Italian Chamber passed a vote of condolence with the English people.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
There are calls of ceremony, of condolence, of congratulation and of friendship.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
Friends came to condole with me.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
She had so plainly hesitated between condolence and congratulation.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Ransom, I condole with you upon your loss.
"The Chief Legatee" by Anna Katharine Green

In poetry:

How did his flowing tears condole
As for a brother dead!
And fasting mortified his soul,
While for their life he prayed.
"Psalm 35 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Toll for the burying, sexton tolling!
Sing for the second birth, angel Lark!
Moan, ye poor Pines, with the Past condoling!
Burst out, brave Organ, and kill the Dark!
"A Song For Christmas" by George MacDonald
Ah me! said I, nor power I seek, nor gain;
Nor urged by hope of fame these toils endure;
A simple youth, that feels a lover's pain,
And from his friend's condolence hopes a cure.
"Elegy VII. He Describes His Vision to An Acquaintance" by William Shenstone
My purpose is not to condole
With thee; I know thy noble soul
Condoling strains would scorn.
A lot like thine I rather deem
Of 'gratulation is a theme,
For Freedom's sake when borne.
"To Samuel Bamford," by Samuel Bamford
Yet none the less glorious and holy Is shining that sun of the soul,
Let Fortune be lofty or lowly,
And Friendship rejoice or condole;
For Genius must claim as his right
True homage by day and by night!
"Genius And Friends" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Then shortly after that his son James was shot,
For allowing a deserter to escape, such was his lot;
And through the death of his two sons he felt dejected,
And the condolence of kind neighbours by him was rejected.
"John Rouat the Fisherman" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

"I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our colleague and friend Representative Yvonne Kennedy ," House Speaker Mike Hubbard released in a statement, sending condolences and prayers to Kennedy 's family and district.
Online condolence may be shared via
Online condolences may be sent to
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Passed away on July 25, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Morgantown, W.Va. Online condolences may be expressed at
You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at
For com­plete obit­u­ary and to express con­do­lences, please visit
Condolences and/or charitable contributions in Marie 's memory to St Jude Children's Research Hospital can be entered on the funeral home website,
Information and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.dcom.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at
Micron 's press release offered condolences to Appleton's wife, Dalynn, as well as their children.
To his wife Silvia and his sons Manuel (Kelly) and Jose (Christine) and to the grandchildren, Victoria, Alexandra, James and Katelyn, I offer my sincerest condolences.
When was the last time you attended a funeral—not to deliver flowers but rather to deliver condolences.
Leaders of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's Baitul Hameed Mosque conveyed their sympathy and condolences to the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School during their afternoon sermon today.
The entire Cardinals organization extends its sincere condolences to his wife, Loreta, and his entire family.

In science:

Similar results holds for other algebraic structures like modules and condoles.
The categorical theory of relations and quantizations