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compassion
used in To the Lighthouse

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Definition
sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • He stood there as if he were spreading his hands over all the weakness and suffering of mankind; she thought he was surveying, tolerantly and compassionately, their final destiny.
    3 — The Lighthouse (99% in)
  • Perhaps you will wake up and find the sun shining and the birds singing," she said compassionately, smoothing the little boy's hair, for her husband, with his caustic saying that it would not be fine, had dashed his spirits she could see.
    1 — The Window (10% in)

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