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.
They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity.
And there is a compassion to his conservatism as he talks about how policies affect families and how families affect society.
Von Horn looked at him, a tinge of compassion in his rather hard face.
All this time I was the envy of my acquaintance; but I was more deserving of their compassion.
His compassion was still strong, but it was mingled with a great horror.
But when he came to the foot of the linden-tree his anger was changed to compassion.
I am sorry that I had a moment's compassion and made the attempt.
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.