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How to use sympathetic in a sentence

While I was sympathetic, it makes no sense to stick our head in the sand.
PATIENTS ARE GETTING INFECTED WITH COVID-19 IN THE HOSPITAL. IT HAPPENED TO ONE OF MINE AND KILLED HIM.MANOJ JAINJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I completely get it and am sympathetic to my son's position.
CAROLYN HAX: HE’S A GREAT GUY, EXCEPT FOR THE BIGOTRYCAROLYN HAXDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
But, Young wanted to post the email in hopes that it would still convince people to shop early, and to be sympathetic about any delays.
DTC BRANDS ARE PREPARING FOR NIGHTMARE HOLIDAY SHIPPING DELAYS AND OUT OF STOCKSANNA HENSELDECEMBER 4, 2020DIGIDAY
An issue I am deeply sympathetic with is that many authors don’t have access to affordable healthcare during this pandemic.
AS LIBRARIES FIGHT FOR ACCESS TO E-BOOKS, A NEW COPYRIGHT CHAMPION EMERGESJEFFNOVEMBER 28, 2020FORTUNE
It’s hard to imagine that Giuliani would similarly have been unable to either convince a Fox News host that his claims were legitimate or otherwise avoid being put in a position of tension with a sympathetic host.
WHAT LINE DID SIDNEY POWELL CROSS THAT RUDY GIULIANI DIDN’T?PHILIP BUMPNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Listen to your wife, make sympathetic sounds, say you’re sorry her mom won’t come.
CAROLYN HAX: SHE’S TIRED OF BEING A TONGUE-BITER AROUND A BACKBITERCAROLYN HAXNOVEMBER 22, 2020WASHINGTON POST
A rapidly diversifying country could also be less sympathetic to police abuses, regardless of how such abuses are protested.
VIOLENT PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY IN THE ’60S AND ’90S CHANGED PUBLIC OPINIONGERMAN LOPEZAUGUST 28, 2020VOX
Father, mother, sister, and brother all played and worked together with rare combination of sympathetic gifts.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
The temptation to pour his financial troubles into the sympathetic ears of these two dear women he resisted.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
"And the first thing you did with your liberty was to come to Europe," said Miss Thangue, with a sympathetic smile.
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WORDS RELATED TO SYMPATHETIC

  • all heart
  • commiserative
  • compassionate
  • condolatory
  • condoling
  • responsive
  • sensitive
  • soft
  • softhearted
  • supportive
  • sympathetic
  • tender
  • thoughtful
  • understanding
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