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compassion
used in Persuasion

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sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • Her kind, compassionate visits to this old schoolfellow, sick and reduced, seemed to have quite delighted Mr Elliot.
    Chapter 17 (70% in)
  • Herself the widow of only a knight, she gave the dignity of a baronet all its due; and Sir Walter, independent of his claims as an old acquaintance, an attentive neighbour, an obliging landlord, the husband of her very dear friend, the father of Anne and her sisters, was, as being Sir Walter, in her apprehension, entitled to a great deal of compassion and consideration under his present difficulties.
    Chapter 2 (16% in)
  • In spite of the mischief of his attentions, she owed him gratitude and regard, perhaps compassion.
    Chapter 21 (1% in)
  • He is totally beyond the reach of any sentiment of justice or compassion.
    Chapter 21 (36% in)
  • Mrs Smith had been carried away from her first direction, and Anne had forgotten, in the interest of her own family concerns, how much had been originally implied against him; but her attention was now called to the explanation of those first hints, and she listened to a recital which, if it did not perfectly justify the unqualified bitterness of Mrs Smith, proved him to have been very unfeeling in his conduct towards her; very deficient both in justice and compassion.
    Chapter 21 (84% in)
  • When I found he was really going to his friends at Thornberry Park for the whole day to-morrow, I had compassion on him.
    Chapter 22 (10% in)

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