from The Century Dictionary.
- Expressing condolence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Expressing condolence.
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- adjective Offering
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While trying to convey the right tone in their public messages, some companies also have been working to figure out when to switch modes from condolatory to normal or even celebratory, in the lead-up to the Beijing Olympic Games in August.
A condolatory letter may be acknowledged by the recipient or by a relative or friend who wishes to relieve the bereaved one of this task.
When the recipient of the condolatory message is simply an acquaintance, it is in better taste to send a visiting card with "sincere sympathy."
A few questions -- a shake of the head -- a solemn condolatory sigh; and all knew that the old Squire's days were numbered.
Perry, have got hold (I know not how) of the condolatory address to
 [ "The gentlemen of the _Champion_, and Perry, have got hold (I know not how) of the condolatory Address to Lady Jersey on the picture-abduction by our Regent, and have published them -- with my name, too, smack -- without even asking leave, or inquiring whether or no! Damn their impudence, and damn every thing.