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In the meeting with Dunleavy, the woman said, she was tearful and the governor seemed sympathetic, telling her she had done nothing wrong.

Lucia told me, “He was sympathetic that I prefer to read in Spanish.”

Fletcher has had to claw for every advantage he could get on the board with the occasional support of two other sympathetic supervisors with very different political priorities.

Although she wasn’t as harsh as some of her conservative colleagues on the bench, she nonetheless appeared sympathetic to Catholic Social Services.

The last group excluded by the IRS — people who died before the stimulus payment reached them — may not seem sympathetic.

“Whether or not a perpetrator is portrayed sympathetically is not all that important,” Surette pointed out.

Will a St. Louis County jury be likely to look sympathetically upon Michael Brown?

Hellman's dishonesty in her later writing is sympathetically framed by the decades of criticism she had endured.

At the time, Banks responded sympathetically, saying that the agency that signed Curry made the mistake of sending her abroad.

I smile sympathetically and look at my watch: the actions of a man who wishes him well in his decision but must now go to work.

"Tough—but most of us have been there, one time or another," Goodell observed sympathetically; and with that the subject rested.

"It's too bad," murmured Susie sympathetically, as she passed a wet cloth back and forth over the girl's face.

"O kinodoku Sama, my spirit is poisoned by your grief," murmured the other, sympathetically.

In no man have I perceived so sympathetically the great contrast between warm, personal things and the white dream of statecraft.

And the Moslems replied sympathetically though they said they would be obliged to fight.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sympathetically, such as: affectionately, appreciatively, kindly, warmly, benevolently, and compatibly.

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