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  • verb Present participle of sympathise.

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Examples

  • "Instead, a lot of people called sympathising with us," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This is the scene of a curious tale told about Father M'Fadden of Gweedore, by his ill-wishers in these parts, to the effect that he advises English Members of Parliament and other "sympathising" visitors who come here to make a pilgrimage to "the Bosses," where, no matter at what time of day they appear, they invariably find sundry of the people sitting in their huts and eating stewed seaweed out of iron pots.

    Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (1 of 2) (1888)

  • And believe me Madam your sympathising and oblidged friend.

    Letter 248

  • Shanna Swendson writes a brilliant, light-hearted series that has you laughing and sympathising with the heroine (I sympathise with her at any rate) and swooning over the hero.

    Friday Book Club

  • When al-Qaeda threatens to attack this country anyone who can be convicted even of sympathising with them is likely to face a control order.

    Bankers' bonuses: Blind eye to blind rage | Editorial

  • The film enables us to practise a typical ideological division: sympathising with the idealised aborigines while rejecting their actual struggle.

    Žižek v. ‘Avatar’ « Gerry Canavan

  • Commentating alongside another veteran, Barry Davies, on Laura Robson's first-round victory over Angelique Kerber they were like a pair of proud grandparents clucking over Laura's successes, and sympathising when things went wrong.

    Cleavage shots give a lift to Andy Murray's patriot games | Martin Kelner

  • It's also the only book to bring me unpleasantly close to sympathising with a serial killer.

    The stars of modern SF pick the best science fiction

  • Commentating alongside another veteran, Barry Davies, on Laura Robson's first-round victory over Angelique Kerber they were like a pair of proud grandparents clucking over Laura's successes, and sympathising when things went wrong.

    Cleavage shots give a lift to Andy Murray's patriot games | Martin Kelner

  • He believes there is "something really mysterious" about the process whereby a reader is drawn into sympathising with a character described in this way so deeply that they "will actually begin to feel they are the person".

    A life in books: Colm Tóibín

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