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compassion
used in The Bluest Eye

3 uses
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Definition
sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • Her eyes were full of compassion, and Cholly remembered that he was the bereaved.
    4 — Spring (53% in)
  • At the window he stood watching her, his eyebrows pulled together into waves of compassion, his tongue fondling the worn gold in his upper jaw.
    4 — Spring (91% in)
  • And fantasy it was, for we were not strong, only aggressive; we were not free, merely licensed; we were not compassionate, we were polite; not good, but well behaved.
    5 — Summer (92% in)

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