For my own part, I begin to love him as a brother, and his constant and deep grief fills me with sympathy and compassion.
Will no entreaties cause thee to turn a favourable eye upon thy creature, who implores thy goodness and compassion?
Let your compassion be moved, and do not disdain me.
Still thou canst listen to me and grant me thy compassion.
I was partly urged by curiosity, and compassion confirmed my resolution.
Could they turn from their door one, however monstrous, who solicited their compassion and friendship?
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.
My unfortunate guest regards me with the tenderest compassion.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
There are no more uses of "compassion" in the book.
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If I see one hungry child, I feel compassion, but when I hear of a million hungry children, I’m overwhelmed and turn my mind to other things.
It is not enough to be compassionate. We must act. It is not enough to act. We must act with intelligence.