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cognizant of and comprehending the needs, feelings, problems, and views of others

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of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system

expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings

showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

(of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings

having similar disposition and tastes

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relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body

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It is indeed," replied the girl, with a gravity that sounded sympathetic.
Yet her sympathetic command over, her power of evoking, the genius of places, is clearly shown in the touches by which she brings out the so well-known grey and green of college and garden--touches which bring the real Oxford to the mind's eye better than any elaborate description [65] --for the beauty of the place itself resides also in delicate touches.
David Blythe had sent his horse and buggy to meet them, and the urchin who had brought it slipped away with a sympathetic grin, leaving them to the delight of driving alone to their new home through the radiant evening.
For nine years Burke, Sheridan, and Fox conducted the prosecution, vying with one another in brilliant speeches, and Burke especially distinguished himself by the warmth of sympathetic imagination with which he impressed on his audiences the situation and sufferings of a far-distant and alien race.
In his most eloquent and sympathetic passages he is a thorough poet, splendidly imaginative and dramatic.
He described Nature from full and sympathetic first-hand observation, but there is still a certain stiffness about his manner, very different from the intimate and confident familiarity and power of spiritual interpretation which characterizes the great poets of three generations later.
In the Sentimental Comedy the elements of mirth and romance which are the legitimate bases of comedy were largely subordinated to exaggerated pathos, and in the domestic melodrama the experiences of insignificant persons of the middle class were presented for sympathetic consideration in the same falsetto fashion.
Foretel me that some tender maid, whose grandmother is yet unborn, hereafter, when, under the fictitious name of Sophia, she reads the real worth which once existed in my Charlotte, shall from her sympathetic breast send forth the heaving sigh.
I am favourable to him, and sympathetic on account of his modesty.
He never changed his opinion of the peasantry and his sympathetic attitude towards them.
Finally, those sentiments dictate the lines--grateful, sympathetic, paternal lines--which appear in this place.
I may also add that each of the four stories on their appearance in book form was picked out on various grounds as the "best of the lot" by different critics, who reviewed the volume with a warmth of appreciation and understanding, a sympathetic insight and a friendliness of expression for which I cannot be sufficiently grateful.
Ireland is very low in terms of sympathetic v threat but we obviously need to remain on alert and vigilant.
Nicky - currently sharing a flat with Josh - spent two years with Well before clinching his Ibrox move but : insisted: "I can't be sympathetic to Josh.
Yet Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi said his starring role in the BBC One drama has made him more sympathetic to the potty-mouthed government communications boss as he likened becoming the Time Lord to joining The Beatles.