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Crime and Punishment
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  • "Don’t you get up then," Nastasya went on compassionately, seeing that he was letting his feet down from the sofa.
  • The policeman bent over to examine her more closely, and his face worked with genuine compassion.
  • From compassion?
  • She remained a little longer, looked at him with compassion and went out.
  • But Mr. Lebeziatnikov who keeps up with modern ideas explained the other day that compassion is forbidden nowadays by science itself, and that that’s what is done now in England, where there is political economy.
  • The head clerk looked at him with a condescending smile of compassion, and at the same time with a certain triumph, as at a novice under fire for the first time—as though he would say: "Well, how do you feel now?"
  • He looked kindly and almost compassionately at her.
  • A sort of insatiable compassion, if one may so express it, was reflected in every feature of her face.
  • Compassionate and, so to say, commiserating these people, I am ready to overlook it even now in spite of the personal insult lavished upon me!
  • Pyotr Petrovitch at any rate was at once moved to compassion.
  • I am most ready, most ready to show compassion, if poverty, so to speak, drove Sofya Semyonovna to it, but why did you refuse to confess, mademoiselle?
  • So then from a feeling of humanity and so to speak compassion, I should be glad to be of service to her in any way, foreseeing her unfortunate position.
  • The lodgers, one after another, squeezed back into the doorway with that strange inner feeling of satisfaction which may be observed in the presence of a sudden accident, even in those nearest and dearest to the victim, from which no living man is exempt, even in spite of the sincerest sympathy and compassion.
  • "Good-bye till to-morrow, brother," said Dounia compassionately—"let us go, mother.

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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.

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