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She lacks empathy and is very selfish.
  understanding and entering into another’s feelings
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empathy empathetic empathic empathetically empathically
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  • She lacks empathy and is very selfish.
  • In fact, I thought it would teach them a thing or two about empathy, and friendship, and loyalty.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • I didn’t need an empathy link with the plants to know how they felt about it.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • We had to have a commander with so much empathy that he would think like the buggers, understand them and anticipate them.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game

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  • Grover and I could sort of read each other’s emotions because of this empathy link Grover had made between us.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • I had an empathy link with Grover, so I hoped I would know if anything bad happened to him.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Last summer, Grover had created an empathy link between us.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • In my more rational moments, I tried to feel empathy for Gervais.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • Anyone who could move from anger to empathy as effortlessly as she had was a treasure, and he was lucky to have found her.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • ...the empathy they feel for the Living, so powerful it sometimes makes them weep.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love

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  • ...try your best to be authentic, faithful, wise, empathetic, and sincere—
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Whenever I think of the word "empathy," I think of a small boy named Huckleberry Finn contemplating his friend and runaway slave, Jim.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • I’m hoping he’ll be empathetic.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • About how the Flare destroyed your brain, slowly driving you insane and stripping you of the capacity to feel basic human emotions like compassion or empathy.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • "He was a good man," she said, dullness with an obligatory injection of empathy.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I imagine using red for your passion and pale blue for your kindness; forest green to reflect the depth of your empathy and bright yellow for your unflagging optimism.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • She wasn’t sure if he could feel the discord through the parabatai bond or if it was just ordinary empathy, or a little of both.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • I don’t know how the enhancement opens an empathetic pathway into another human being.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • He liked to be considered kind, but he made sure everyone knew it, and that drove Mae mad, always having to hear about his kindness, his straight-upness, his reliability, his boundless empathy.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • There was less bulimia and more fights than I had known as an undergrad, but the same feminine ethos was present—empathetic camaraderie and bawdy humor on good days, and histrionic dramas coupled with meddling, malicious gossip on bad days.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • In these conversations, Walter showed remarkable empathy.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Travis saw empathy and concern etched on their faces.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • It’s not empathy, exactly.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "Perhaps it’s a matter of empathy.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • I feel overwhelming empathy for that group right now We are one.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • So I am learning to pretend, to smile and nod, to display empathy I do not feel.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • You’re what shrinks call ’overly empathetic.’
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • …first love having been Miriam Bookbinder, the daughter of a local ship chandler, who even at the age of six wore in her lovely hooded eyes the vaguely disconsolate, largely inscrutable mystery of her race; and then later I experienced a grander empathy with Jewish folk which, I am persuaded, is chiefly available to those Southerners shattered for years and years by rock-hard encounter with the anguish of Abraham and Moses’ stupendous quest and the Psalmist’s troubled hosannas and the…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Not even an empathy link.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • But what if one’s parents are granted the same mercy, the same empathy as other humans?
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Most people who are able to handle LLI have high levels of empathy and are often very perceptive of others.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Not empathy or bravery or equality or anything else that a ruler should strive for.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • More important, we shared a heartfelt empathy for the victims.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • For the first time, Thomas felt a little empathy for Gally—he did have a point about how Newt was treating him.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • He’s the guy you never want to mess with, the guy who was born without an empathy chip in his brain.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • There was no empathy in his eyes.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • And empathy.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Deprived of sleep and surrounded by the gravely ill and the dying, Tracy began to fear that she was losing her capacity for empathy.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • And I think you’re confusing being empathetic with being a pushover!
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • A notoriously sadistic camp official began speaking of his empathy for the POWs, and how a new camp was being prepared where there was ample food, medical care, and no more forced labor.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I admire how loving and empathetic he is.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Help me find compassion without empathy overwhelming me.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Maybe empathy, like any unused muscle, simply atrophied.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • And understanding begets empathy and compassion, even for the meanest beggar in the meanest city of Alagaesia.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He’s empathetic.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Man, you’ve got an empathy link with a faun!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • It was impossible to go to a movie with him without getting involved afterwards in a discussion on empathy, Aristotle, universals, messages and the obligations of the cinema as an art form in a materialistic society.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Well, maybe not technically— he was intelligent, cunning, and, as far as she could tell, completely without empathy, the kind of person who thought only about himself and what he wanted.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Later, Mariam was in the kitchen, soaking dishes in soapy water, a tightly wound knot in her belly-It wasn’t so muchwhat he said, the blatant lies, the contrived empathy, or even the fact that he had not raised a hand to her, Mariam, since he had dug the girl out from under those bricks.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
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