Strangers stopped me on the street to offer their support and sympathies.
Any sympathies “Liberal Zionists” have for Palestinian rights generally stops at the green line.
But by the time Greyson and Loubani attempted their most recent trip, sympathies in Egypt had shifted.
Elin is the victim in this mess and sympathies go out to her.
Whatever his sympathies might have been, he was an equal-opportunity interrogator, sparing neither side his searing questions.
She was a shrewd child and a generous one when her sympathies were aroused.
But it may be said that the miserable victims of the system have our sympathies.
Such a decree he could use to any extent to which he could carry with him the sympathies of the people.
The doctrine of sympathies and antipathies is a surprising doctrine.
For either from information, or by some process rapid as instinct, he understood to which side Katherine's sympathies went.
1570s, "affinity between certain things," from Middle French sympathie, from Late Latin sympathia "community of feeling, sympathy," from Greek sympatheia, from sympathes "having a fellow feeling, affected by like feelings," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + pathos "feeling" (see pathos).
In English, almost a magical notion at first; e.g. in reference to medicines that heal wounds when applied to a cloth stained with blood from the wound. Meaning "conformity of feelings" is from 1590s; sense of "fellow feeling" is first attested 1660s. An Old English loan-translation of sympathy was efensargung.
sympathy sym·pa·thy (sĭm'pə-thē)
A relation between parts or organs by which a disease or disorder in one induces an effect in the other.
Mental contagion, as in yawning induced by seeing another person yawn.
Mutual understanding or affection arising from a relationship or an affinity, in which whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other.