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Our hosts have plenty of sympathy for the Dodgers, a consistently great team whose time should be now.

All expressed sympathy for Mallott’s family, given his recent death, and acknowledged that he can no longer tell his side of the story.

I’m not asking for sympathy, but I don’t think people appreciate the fact that when you can’t walk down the street, you’re going friend or foe.

From Ozy

I’m not asking for sympathy here, but when someone thinks that you don’t care or that you don’t have the best intentions.

From Ozy

My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one and my prayers are with those who are ill or suffering.

From Fortune

In the view of some cops, perps merit little concern or sympathy.

But among ferocious ideologues, similar roots are no guarantee of mutual sympathy when schisms occur.

It would appear that when it came to the bottom line, Washington was not overflowing with sympathy.

In southern Turkey, some local officials in his Justice and Development Party (AKP) express sympathy for ISIS.

She did not weep on cue in public when Monteith died, or seek sympathy.

He turned his eyes upon her; but no sympathy was in their beams; no belief in the semblance of her tears.

She fancied there was a sympathy of thought and taste between them, in which fancy she was mistaken.

The feeling for the tiny things probably has in it the warmth of a young personal sympathy.

Tony, less self-centred, less rigidly contained, had penetrated her by an understanding sympathy greater than his own.

The gray eyes, once flashing with the light of kindly humor, now softened with sympathy, now glowed with pity.


On this page you'll find 124 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sympathy, such as: affinity, compassion, empathy, kindness, sensitivity, and tenderness.

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