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intr.v. con·doled, con·dol·ing, con·doles
To express sympathy or sorrow: I condoled with him in his loss.

[Late Latin condolēre, to feel another's pain : Latin com-, com- + Latin dolēre, to grieve.]

con·do′la·to′ry (-dō′lə-tôr′ē) adj.
con·dol′er n.
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Lt-General Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, Shaikh Abdullah bin Isa Al Khalifa, Shaikh Ali bin Isa Al Khaifa and senior members of the royal family received more condolers, including senior officials and citizens who extended condolences on the death of late Shaikha Noora bint Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
Men condolers are welcome on Thursday to Thwiran's Diwan, located at Al-Sabahiya neighborhood, Area 2, St.
(249.) See Patricia Robson & Tony Walter, Hierarchies of Loss: A Critique of Disenfranchised Grief, 66 Omega 97, 109 (2012) ("Our contention therefore is that disenfranchisement is not a norm, but a feeling experienced by mourners whose personal grief exceeds their position in the hierarchy either as generally perceived or as perceived by one or more significant condolers.").
The royal audience to receive condolers on the death of the late Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz, was attended by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the King and Governor of Makkah Region, Prince Mohammed bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Jazan Region, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, Prince Dr.
Some of the condolers were MPs of Baalbek-Hermel bloc, delegations from families and clans of the region as well as mayors and religious figures, and representative of the Internal Security Directorate, Colonel Mohammed Nasser.
The condolers, visitors or those seeking peace, would be standing there singing songs with wampum belts hanging from their arms to announce that they are coming in peace to consecrate a new relationship.
To them we lift our mouthwash and gargle a feeling toast, we are the deep condolers, because they can readily boast that they're in this war right up to their molars.
In its complete form, this Requickening ritual prescribes that guides lead the condolers to the mourners' longhouse, with the singer holding a mnemonic cane inscribed with symbols recalling individual titles.
Table 1 Distribution of Sympathetic and Empathetic Condolers into Type of Response Response Sympathetic Empathetic Total Rushed for condolence 19 3 22 Took time in doing so 1 3 4 Total 20 6 26