book of condolence

a book, containing blank leaves, in which people may sign their name and write a short message as a symbol of sympathy; often in response to a high profile death or series of deaths

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  • (a) book of condolence — a letter/message/book/of condolence phrase a letter that you write or a book that you write in to show that you are sorry that someone has died Thesaurus: letters and types of letterhyponym funerals and burialhyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Condolence book — A condolence book or book of condolence is a book in which people may record their condolences after a death or great tragedy. After the death of a leading figure or great disaster, condolence books are placed in public places for members of the… …   Wikipedia

  • condolence — UK [kənˈdəʊləns] / US [kənˈdoʊləns] noun [plural] Word forms condolence : singular condolence plural condolences condolences the things that you say to show sympathy when someone has just died We offer our condolences to David and his family on… …   English dictionary

  • condolence — con|do|lence [ kən douləns ] noun plural condolences the things that you say to show sympathy when someone has just died: We offer our condolences to David and his family on their tragic loss. a letter/message/book of condolence a letter that you …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • (a) letter of condolence — a letter/message/book/of condolence phrase a letter that you write or a book that you write in to show that you are sorry that someone has died Thesaurus: letters and types of letterhyponym funerals and burialhyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) message of condolence — a letter/message/book/of condolence phrase a letter that you write or a book that you write in to show that you are sorry that someone has died Thesaurus: letters and types of letterhyponym funerals and burialhyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • JOB, BOOK OF — (named for its hero (Heb. אִיּוֹב), ancient South Arabian and Thamudic yʾb; Old Babylonian Ayyābum, Tell el Amarna tablet, no. 256, line 6, A ia ab; either from yʾb, to bear ill will or compounded of ay where? and ʾab (divine) father ), one of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Death of Gerry Ryan — Gerry Ryan at the opening of the Grand Canal Theatrein March 2010 The sudden death of RTÉ broadcaster Gerry Ryan occurred on 30 April 2010. He was 53. Ryan had been presenting The Gerry Ryan Show since 1988 and at the time of his death had the… …   Wikipedia

  • Gerry Ryan — For other people named Gerry Ryan, see Gerry Ryan (disambiguation). Gerard Ryan Gerry Ryan pictured at the opening of the Grand Canal Theatre in March 2010, the month before his death. Born Gerard Ryan 4 June 1956 …   Wikipedia

  • 7 July 2005 London bombings memorials and services — Following the events of the 7 July 2005 London bombings, the United Kingdom and other nations have devised many ways to honour the dead and missing. Most of these memorials included moments of silence, candle lit vigils, and laying of flowers at… …   Wikipedia

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