fellow-feeling love

Definitions

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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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Examples

  • 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.

    Robin Koerner: Twice the Pride: On Becoming an American Bipatriot

  • 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.

    Any faith can become violent

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • 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.

    Saying Something

  • It was a facer to me, and with quite a pronounced fellow-feeling for

    CHAPTER VII

  • The oligarchical system sustains itself with well-told myths of internal solidarity and well-timed rituals to enhance fellow-feeling.

    Anis Shivani: Creative Writing Programs: Is The MFA System Corrupt And Undemocratic?

  • 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.”

    A Covert Affair

  • 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.

    Sissela Bok: What We Can Learn About Our Own 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."

    Peace of Mind: The Battle

  • 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.

    'Exploring Happiness: From Aristotle to Brain Science'

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