COMPASSION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMPASSION
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compassion
 n.  sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration
Classic Sentence: (98 in 7 pages)
1  Then in compassion it withdrew, covering its face, as if it forebore to look on human suffering.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
2  He cried out that the very dog knew he was failing, and had no compassion on him.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX
3  It was in vain for Bounderby to bluster or to assert himself in any of his explosive ways; Mrs. Sparsit was resolved to have compassion on him, as a Victim.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
4  All that was beautiful and graceful in the martial array had disappeared, and what was now visible was only calculated to awake terror or compassion.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
5  Higg was about to be thrust out by the compassion of the warders, who were apprehensive lest his clamorous grief should draw upon them reprehension, and upon himself punishment.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
6  Not even the prospect of reward, far less any feelings of compassion alone, could surmount this apprehension.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  I will seek him out," said Isaac, "for he is a good youth, and hath compassion for the exile of Jacob.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
8  Connie felt a sudden, strange leap of sympathy for him, a leap mingled with compassion, and tinged with repulsion, amounting almost to love.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
9  In all her burning dismay, she could not help putting her hand, with tenderness and compassion, on the defenceless nape of his neck, and he trembled, with a deep shudder.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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10  He roused in the woman a wild sort of compassion and yearning, and a wild, craving physical desire.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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11  And there was something so mute and forlorn in her, compassion flamed in his bowels for her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
12  And he went in to her softly, feeling the stream of tenderness flowing in release from his bowels to hers, the bowels of compassion kindled between them.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
13  And he himself loathed the mention of bowels of compassion.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
14  All this became gradually evident, and gradually placed Susan before her sister as an object of mingled compassion and respect.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
15  Oliver could see that he had some power over the girl's better feelings, and, for an instant, thought of appealing to her compassion for his helpless state.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  He who makes constant complaint gets little compassion.
2  I was hoping she might show a little compassion.
3  I had left this woman in bitterness and hate, and I came back to her now with no other emotion than a sort of compassion for her great sufferings.
4  The author boxed the compass of negation in his article.
5  The points of the compass are North, South, East and West.
6  Working without a plan is sailing without a compass.
7  Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass.
8  A compass shows you which direction is north.
9  The needle on a compass always points to magnetic north.
10  A compass needle always points north.
11  South is opposite north on a compass.
12  It's a musical instrument made of brass, somewhat like a cornet and with a similar compass.
13  The needle of the compass shows that we're facing south.
14  The sailboats compass the island in order to get a place to land.
15  He was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass.