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- n. Alternative form of fellow feeling.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Sympathy; a like feeling.
- n. Joint interest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kindred feeling; feeling or suffering shared with another; joint interest; sympathy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
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I smiled through the whole thing, sharing fellow-feeling with all of the new citizens -- not just as Americans, but as people who had overcome similar stresses and uncertainties to achieve their goal of becoming once and for all American.
Whatever he might have thought of his theology, Cyril the Christian bishop would immediately have a strong fellow-feeling for al-Sadr the Islamic mullah.
But as even a cursory search of my blog reveals, I have no fellow-feeling whatsoever with the mediaeval-minded, gynocidal fanatics with whom the Canadian Forces are presently engaged.
Bardamu, the protagonist of Celine's Journey to the End of the Night, is in many ways a pretty despicable character without much human fellow-feeling, but it's hard to deny that his narrative is powerful, his narrative voice compelling.
It was a facer to me, and with quite a pronounced fellow-feeling for
The oligarchical system sustains itself with well-told myths of internal solidarity and well-timed rituals to enhance fellow-feeling.
She was a “Zorina,” in honor of the famous ballet dancer Vera Zorina, who possessed, besides beauty and a goddesslike body, “what is lacking in this warring, man-ridden world: a sense of the continuity of life and perpetual sympathy, fellow-feeling, and consolation.”
They must find the right balance between empathy and resilience -- between fellow-feeling and self-protection - as they learn to perceive the humanity and the urgent needs of many a strange-looking creature, while remaining wary of all who claim to know the one and only path to happiness.
"To avoid the self-protective drive to shut out awareness of the needs of others," she writes, "resilience must be counterbalanced by empathy, the capacity for fellow-feeling and compassion."
They must find the right balance between empathy and resilience between fellow-feeling and self-protection as they learn to perceive the humanity and the urgent needs of many a strange-looking creature, while remaining wary of all who claim to know the one and only path to happiness.