But he dove right back in with a demonstration of the difference between empathy and sympathy.
But the odd, somewhat silly obstruction kept the audience from feeling any sympathy for her.
Such counterpoints to the original outweigh the excesses of sympathy.
Zelaya's ouster was controversial, and his supporters counted on leveraging his image as a coup victim into a sympathy vote.
In the past few weeks, the Brotherhood gained a little bit of sympathy but almost nothing in terms of credibility.
I appreciate your sympathy, but what I need is action and information and answers.
We are held by particular bonds of sympathy and common interest with them.
I come, Lucullus, to ask your assistance, to claim your sympathy and help.
In the selfishness of his misery he looked upon this as lack of sympathy with himself.
"If you have a secret to tell, I'm ready with advice and sympathy," said my eyes.
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.