She told the troops, “compassion, patience, love, those are the words I want us to be thinking about.”
She looked at me and made a face full of compassion and love.
Perhaps Mr. g deserves the compassion of the mere mortals he created.
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.