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Definitions of compassion

  1. To commiserate; to pity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Fellow-feeling, or sorrow for the sufferings of another: pity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Pity; mercy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. Pity for suffering, with desire to relieve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Sympathy with the sufferings and sorrows of others. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; sympathy; fellow-feeling. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for compassion

  1. But, in spite of all, the world knew the truth; it knew things of which the husband had never dreamed, and was only silent out of compassion for him. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  2. Perhaps with such a person as Patsy Kenny compassion would serve for love always. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
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