She can peer in beneath the layers of people, and instead of using it compassionately, she uses it as a weapon.
“It is a stunning story, compassionately reimagined,” writes Ruth Padel in The Guardian.
1580s, from compassion + -ate (1). Related: Compassionately. Phrase compassionate conservatism in American political language recorded by 1992, popularized, if not coined, by Marvin Olasky, University of Texas at Austin instructor.