compassion


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Synonyms for compassion

sympathetic, sad concern for someone in misfortune

Synonyms for compassion

a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering

the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

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Thereat the Angel of Compassion did most shamelessly and wickedly laugh.
In any other place, the appearance of the wretched, jaded, spiritless object would have occasioned a murmur of compassion and remonstrance.
She recalled the timid, softened look with which he gazed at her, and the strange feeling of compassion and awkwardness, and later of a sense of her own goodness, which she had felt at it.
Still thou canst listen to me and grant me thy compassion.
I was partly urged by curiosity, and compassion confirmed my resolution.
Its aspect was so profoundly lamentable, with such a perfection of grotesque misery and weirdness of macabre detail, as if it were the Cab of Death itself, that Mrs Verloc, with that ready compassion of a woman for a horse
He directed at him glances of respectful compassion.
Stevie gave glances of reverential compassion to his brother-in- law.
And she said it with such great condescension as well as with such great compassion for him, that Bounderby, - far more disconcerted than if she had thrown her workbox at the mirror, or swooned on the hearthrug, - corked up the smelling-salts tight in his pocket, and thought, 'Now confound this woman, who could have even guessed that she would take it in this way
Sparsit was resolved to have compassion on him, as a Victim.
The boy stirred, and smiled in his sleep, as though these marks of pity and compassion had awakened some pleasant dream of a love and affection he had never known.
Chapin and colleagues at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) recently conducted a pilot study to test compassion meditation.
Why don't you show the same compassion for homeless British soldiers, who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and now have artificial limbs?
Synopsis: Compassion is more than a sympathetic feeling it s the bond of human connection.
Compassion is currently an integral area of study in psychology, religious studies, and higher education, specifically in faith-based higher education.