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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPASSION

We shall reflect the compassion that is so much a part of your makeup.

Yet compassion is the work of a nation, not just a government.

Her mother was looking at her with a serene comprehension and compassion.

She listened to him, silent, overcome with compassion, yet very happy withal.

All this time I was the envy of my acquaintance; but I was more deserving of their compassion.

Oh, Rima, child of the woman I saved from death, have you no compassion?

"You really did hurt it," said Mr. Beaumont, in a tone of compassion.

But when he came to the foot of the linden-tree his anger was changed to compassion.

Dr. X—— looked at her with a mixture of astonishment and Compassion.

Her heart was touched with compassion, and she said, "This is one of the Hebrew children."

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French compassion "sympathy, pity" (12c.), from Late Latin compassionem (nominative compassio) "sympathy," noun of state from past participle stem of compati "to feel pity," from com- "together" (see com-) + pati "to suffer" (see passion).

Latin compassio is an ecclesiastical loan-translation of Greek sympatheia (see sympathy). An Old English loan-translation of compassion was efenðrowung.

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