Definition: sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
Definition: sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
Sentences Containing 'compassion'
Her forehead had been strikingly expressive of an engrossing terror and compassion that saw nothing but the peril of the accused.
The plaintive tone of her compassion merged into the less musical voice of the Judge, as he said something fiercely:``Answer the questions put to you, and make no remark upon them.''
Is it worth being tried for one's life, to be the object of such sympathy and compassion, Mr. Darnay?''
O, good citizens, if you would have so much compassion for us!''
``I did not think you would; and that being the case, I can not consider your situation with much compassion.''
Mrs. Gardiner, to whom the chief of this news had been given before, in the course of Jane and Elizabeth's correspondence with her, made her sister a slight answer, and, in compassion to her nieces, turned the conversation.
When she remembered the style of his address, she was still full of indignation; but when she considered how unjustly she had condemned and upbraided him, her anger was turned against herself; and his disappointed feelings became the object of compassion.
In truth I must acknowledge that, with all the disadvantages of this humble parsonage, I should not think anyone abiding in it an object of compassion, while they are sharers of our intimacy at Rosings.''
But she had chosen it with her eyes open; and though evidently regretting that her visitors were to go, she did not seem to ask for compassion.
no, my regret and compassion are all done away by seeing you so full of both.
Proud that in a cause of compassion and honor, he had been able to get the better of himself.
Let me thank you again and again, in the name of all my family, for that generous compassion which induced you to take so much trouble, and bear so many mortifications, for the sake of discovering them.''
I can not but feel compassion when I hear some trig, compact looking man, seemingly free, all girded and ready, speak of his``furniture,''as whether it is insured or not.
For a moment compassion restrained the latter's arm; but that was a short lived mood, and as quick as thought can follow thought his piece was levelled, and whang!
I was in such a glorified condition that all ignoble feelings departed out of me, and I was able to look down and pity the untraveled with a compassion that had hardly a trace of contempt in it.
He stifled, therefore, the feelings of compassion that were rising, composed his features, and sat down, grim and sombre, at his desk.
His devotion, and the compassion he showed for her misfortunes, produced the effect they always produce on noble minds Mercedes had always had a sincere regard for Fernand, and this was now strengthened by gratitude.
``It is well,''replied Mercedes, with her eloquent glance;``you are right, my love; let us prove to those who are watching our actions that we are worthy of compassion.''
``Come,''said Andrea,``you are a man void of compassion; I'll have you turned out.''
``Really, You were only before sparkling, but now you are brilliant; take compassion on us, or, like Jupiter, you will wither us up.''
``I will not speak again,''said Chateau Renaud;``pray have compassion upon me, and do not take up every word I say.''
Even a bad sovereign feels more compassion for his people than can ever be expected from the farmers of his revenue.
And that is all one as if a man should scratch and tear his own face, an object of compassion rather than of anger.
Last night we learned the death of Chrysostom and that he was to be buried here, and out of curiosity and pity we left our direct road and resolved to come and see with our eyes that which when heard of had so moved our compassion, and in consideration of that compassion and our desire to prove it if we might by condolence, we beg of you, excellent Ambrosia, or at least I on my own account entreat you, that instead of burning those papers you allow me to carry away some of them."
But proceed; by-and-by I may tell you something that will astonish you as much as it will excite your compassion."
The viceroy, touched with compassion, went up to her without speaking and untied the cord that bound the hands of the Moorish girl.
And now I fell into a state of neglect, which I cannot look back upon without compassion.
He stood between them, looking on the prostrate girl with a mixture of compassion for her, and of jealousy of her holding any companionship with her whom he loved so well, which I have always remembered distinctly.
Pray Heaven that I am going away from, have compassion on my uncle!
And though it is terrible to you to hear,' said Mr. Wickfield, quite subdued, 'if you knew how terrible it is for me to tell, you would feel compassion for me!'
At first, she seemed to wonder at the gentle compassion with which the Doctor spoke to her, and at his wish that she should have her mother with her, to relieve the dull monotony of her life.
I never saw, in any painting or reality, horror and compassion so impressively blended.
He accompanied me a good part of the way; and when we parted, with a prayer for the success of this fresh effort, there was a new and thoughtful compassion in him that I was at no loss to interpret.
'But Jip,' said Dora, looking at him with compassion, 'even little Jip!
'I meant to say, if you have no compassion for his mother; or if his faults--you have been bitter on them--' 'It's false,' she cried, tearing her black hair; 'I loved him!'
He questioned the point of her arc, and suggested that the attempt at humanizing her was redundant, as viewers already know Sue to be capable of compassion.
Deep in the heart of Fujian's Anxi County, there was a rundown temple which held an iron statue of Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
He gave cuttings of this rare plant to all his neighbors and began selling the tea under the name Tieguanyin, Iron Bodhisattva of Compassion.
I would try to handle it with a degree of compassion.
Khangsar village is located in north central of Nepal 3756m above sea lavel.There are more the 300 habitends.People from there are so friendly and with full of compassion.
Intrinsic values in Judaism -- compassion for animals, concern about world hunger and ecology -- are exemplified by vegetarianism."
For Shylock, however, the desired climax was to refuse the pound of flesh with a gesture of divine compassion.
This personal narrative unfolds in a larger framework of Buddhist teachings on impermanence, suffering, and the development of wisdom and compassion.
The Minister of Justice for Saxony, Geert Mackenroth, who had visited the crime scene on the same day, publicly expressed his "deep compassion for the victim's family, for the victim herself".
Both ascent (driven by "Eros", or creativity) and descent (driven by "Agape", or compassion) are indispensable for a healthy, whole view.
Surprised by their compassion, Ryuta begins to cry as they do their best to comfort him.
Yureka is then forced to fight Row- she easily overpowers him, but her compassion stays her hand.
For example, if a person sees a violent act and does not attempt to prevent it, this can be considered an act of violence because the bystander is not acting with compassion.
They also proposed to Bishop Flynn that the Gospel of Christ required compassion, understanding and support at such a time in a girl's life.
His poetry demonstrates deep compassion and submission to the Lord on a very personal level.
More Vocab Wordsgradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy
meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
irate - angry; CF. ire: anger; wrath
erroneous - mistaken; wrong; incorrect
onus - burden; responsibility