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fellow feeling

sympathetic feeling; sympathy:
to have fellow feeling for the unfortunate.
a sense of joint interest:
to act out of fellow feeling to support one's country.
Origin of fellow feeling
1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • With commendable modesty, or possibly a fellow feeling, this worthy has omitted shark.

    'I Believe' and other essays Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • I have such a fellow feeling for her, for I always detest grammar.

  • "A fellow feeling makes us wondrous kind," and Jack's own experiences made her appreciate the situation.

    The Four Corners Amy Ella Blanchard
  • With a fellow feeling for the dogs, he encouraged rather than drove them.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • I've a sort of fellow feeling for him, you see, for I am an ugly, old vagabond too.'

    Little Peter Lucas Malet
  • Maybe it is from having so often suffered, that I have a sort of fellow feeling.

  • It was the fellow feeling of the midwife for the poor mother that saved Moses.

    Advice to Young Men William Cobbett
  • "Then you ought to have a fellow feeling for me," said Olive.

    The Captain's Toll-Gate Frank R. Stockton
  • He had a fellow feeling for a thief, knowing he was a thief himself.

    Captain Brassbound's Conversion George Bernard Shaw
  • The pressure of her hands, the quiver of her lips, were the most eloquent signs of fellow feeling.

    A Question of Marriage Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
British Dictionary definitions for fellow feeling

fellow feeling

mutual sympathy or friendship
an opinion held in common
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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