Hellman's dishonesty in her later writing is sympathetically framed by the decades of criticism she had endured.
"I'm awfully sorry I can't tell you where Mrs. Dale lives," the woman said, sympathetically.
"I wonder that you take her to drive with you," suggested Philip, sympathetically.
"Oh, it's a wonder you were not killed," said the girl, sympathetically.
"I think that's a good mare of yours, Mr. Porter," said Crane, sympathetically.
Once more he shook hands with Vincent, sympathetically, and with a grasp full of meaning.
Polly squeezed it sympathetically, and told him how sorry she was for his accident.
Red Fox shifted uneasily, frightened at the audacity of the thing, but sympathetically interested all the same.
"I don't wonder that your father is worried," said Dave, sympathetically.
"I can appreciate that," said the Tin Woodman, sympathetically.
1640s, "pertaining to sympathy," from Modern Latin sympatheticus, from Greek sympathetikos, from sympathein, from sympathes "having a fellow feeling, affected by like feelings" (see sympathy). Meaning "having fellow feeling" is recorded from 1718. In anatomical sense, the word is attested from 1769, from Modern Latin (nervus) sympathicus, coined by Jacques-Benigne Winslow (1669-1760), Danish anatomist living in Paris. Related: Sympathetically.
sympathetic sym·pa·thet·ic (sĭm'pə-thět'ĭk)
Of, relating to, or acting on the sympathetic nervous system.