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compassion
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

8 uses
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Definition
sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • Claude's compassion increased at the sight of this ugliness; and he made a vow in his heart to rear the child for the love of his brother, in order that, whatever might be the future faults of the little Jehan, he should have beside him that charity done for his sake.
    1.4.2 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 2 — Claude Frollo (92% in)
  • He threw himself, therefore, into the love for his little Jehan with the passion of a character already profound, ardent, concentrated; that poor frail creature, pretty, fairhaired, rosy, and curly,—that orphan with another orphan for his only support, touched him to the bottom of his heart; and grave thinker as he was, he set to meditating upon Jehan with an infinite compassion.
    1.4.2 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 2 — Claude Frollo (64% in)
  • The afflicted damsel had, in fact, waited twenty years for death in this premature tomb, praying night and day for the soul of her father, sleeping in ashes, without even a stone for a pillow, clothed in a black sack, and subsisting on the bread and water which the compassion of the passers-by led them to deposit on the ledge of her window, thus receiving charity after having bestowed it.
    1.6.2 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 2 — The Rat-Hole (33% in)
  • "Poor woman!" said Oudarde, with great compassion, "would you like a little fire?"
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (91% in)
  • This exclamation of distress, far from exciting compassion, only added amusement to the good Parisian populace who surrounded the ladder, and who, it must be confessed, taken in the mass and as a multitude, was then no less cruel and brutal than that horrible tribe of robbers among whom we have already conducted the reader, and which was simply the lower stratum of the populace.
    1.6.4 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 4 — A Tear for a Drop of Water (77% in)
  • Unhappy as was the Bohemian, this eccentric being still aroused some compassion in her.
    2.9.3 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 3 — Deaf (90% in)
  • Compassion, which is the same thing as clemency, causeth the love of subjects, which is the most powerful bodyguard to a prince.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (63% in)
  • 'tis a thing deserving of compassion, I assure you.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (33% in)

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