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Synonyms for sympathy

Synonyms for sympathy

a very close understanding between persons


sympathetic, sad concern for someone in misfortune

Synonyms for sympathy

an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion

sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)

a relation of affinity or harmony between people

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After a few first sentences of sympathy and condolence, the writer announced his arrival at Mr.
In the modern stress of competition and struggle for place, such sympathy is naturally rare, and is also very much stifled by the immoral ideal of uniformity of type and conformity to rule which is so prevalent everywhere, and is perhaps most obnoxious in England.
But it must be remembered that while sympathy with joy intensifies the sum of joy in the world, sympathy with pain does not really diminish the amount of pain.
I understand," he said, with his well-bred sympathy, which never went a shade too far; and he dropped the weapon into a drawer, as the boots entered with the tray.
It seemed to him that she gave him all that a wife could, and he preserved his freedom; she was the most charming friend he had ever had, with a sympathy that he had never found in a man.
Princess Mary was the same as always, but beneath her sympathy for her brother, Pierre noticed her satisfaction that the engagement had been broken off.
His contributions to our funds have been magnificent; his advice, his sympathy, invaluable.
At that one little act of sisterly sympathy, the fortitude which the poor creature had preserved all through the evening gave way in an instant.
Mac felt her sympathy, but, being a boy, did not thank her for it; only sat up with a jerk, saying, as he tried to rub away the tell-tale drops with the sleeve of his jacket, "Don't bother; weak eyes always water.
Quite contented with this small return for all her sympathy, Rose waved her fan and sang, in a dreamy tone, the pretty Scotch air, the burden of which is
The sympathy of society with a friendless woman could hardly have been expressed in a more amusing way
Beneath his somewhat ostentatious manner of the man of the world were hidden a heart and a human sympathy as warm as ever belonged to any man.
But yesterday there were special reasons," pursued Stepan Arkadyevitch, with a meaning smile, totally oblivious of the genuine sympathy he had felt the day before for his friend, and feeling the same sympathy now, only for Vronsky.
For my own part, I begin to love him as a brother, and his constant and deep grief fills me with sympathy and compassion.
Here is comfort consulted--here are the interests of propriety consulted--here is your own duty--duty of hospitality, sympathy, protection, to an unhappy lady in need of all three-- smoothed and made easy, from the beginning to the end.