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compassion

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Definition sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • 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.
compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • It is not enough to be compassionate. We must act. It is not enough to act. We must act with intelligence.
  • compassionate = sympathetic when others suffer
  • Brain scans showed that while volunteers' recognition of another person's physical pain was immediate, compassion didn't register for some seconds.
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering
  • We are studying compassion for emotional pain in contrast to compassion for physical pain.
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering
  • I was partly urged by curiosity, and compassion confirmed my resolution.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • ...all I can say is, when you and Jem are grown, maybe you'll look back on this with some compassion and some feeling that I didn't let you down.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering
  • But somebody with that much compassion could never be the killer we needed.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering
  • For HIM she felt much compassion;— for Lucy very little—
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • In the past, I had seen her treat animals with more compassion than she did me.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • compassion = feeling or showing sympathy for another's suffering
  • His brother is filled with compassion for him.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • Mrs. Sparsit was resolved to have compassion on him, as a Victim.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • We talked about one of Morrie's favorite subjects, compassion, and why our society had such a shortage of it.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering
  • She thought often with wistful compassion of a wretched geranium that belonged to a town neighbor.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • But as I was saying, it is a fact that John has compassion deep inside of him, which is the real reason we got involved with the Pigman.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • like me, the lady next door who scowls on her way to the mailbox, or the kids who strut down the street, or my atheist friend who enjoys a good conversation, each bear an undying soul and deserve compassion.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • My unfortunate guest regards me with the tenderest compassion.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • But she did not hear the compassion in his invitation.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • Could they turn from their door one, however monstrous, who solicited their compassion and friendship?
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • compassion = sympathy
  • Still thou canst listen to me and grant me thy compassion.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • compassion = sympathy
  • Let your compassion be moved, and do not disdain me.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
compassion = sympathy

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