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compassion
used in Frankenstein

12 uses
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Definition
sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • For my own part, I begin to love him as a brother, and his constant and deep grief fills me with sympathy and compassion.
    Introductory Letters (74% in)
  • Will no entreaties cause thee to turn a favourable eye upon thy creature, who implores thy goodness and compassion?
    Chapter 10 (71% in)
  • Let your compassion be moved, and do not disdain me.
    Chapter 10 (79% in)
  • Still thou canst listen to me and grant me thy compassion.
    Chapter 10 (88% in)
  • I was partly urged by curiosity, and compassion confirmed my resolution.
    Chapter 10 (94% in)
  • These were the reflections of my hours of despondency and solitude; but when I contemplated the virtues of the cottagers, their amiable and benevolent dispositions, I persuaded myself that when they should become acquainted with my admiration of their virtues they would compassionate me and overlook my personal deformity.
    Chapter 15 (41% in)
  • Could they turn from their door one, however monstrous, who solicited their compassion and friendship?
    Chapter 15 (42% in)
  • Pitiless as you have been towards me, I now see compassion in your eyes; let me seize the favourable moment and persuade you to promise what I so ardently desire.
    Chapter 17 (41% in)
  • His countenance expressed sympathy and compassion; he drew a chair close to mine and addressed me in French, "I fear that this place is very shocking to you; can I do anything to make you more comfortable?"
    Chapter 21 (47% in)
  • She was thinner and had lost much of that heavenly vivacity that had before charmed me; but her gentleness and soft looks of compassion made her a more fit companion for one blasted and miserable as I was.
    Chapter 22 (57% in)
  • My unfortunate guest regards me with the tenderest compassion.
    Chapter 24 (53% in)
  • His voice seemed suffocated, and my first impulses, which had suggested to me the duty of obeying the dying request of my friend in destroying his enemy, were now suspended by a mixture of curiosity and compassion.
    Chapter 24 (80% in)

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