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 Meanings and Examples of COMPASSIONATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
compassionate
 a.  having a temper or disposition to pity; sympathetic or merciful
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  Here she took out her handkerchief; but Elinor did not feel very compassionate.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
2  Joe and I going to church, therefore, must have been a moving spectacle for compassionate minds.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter IV
3  Look here," said Herbert, showing me the basket, with a compassionate and tender smile, after we had talked a little; "here's poor Clara's supper, served out every night.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLVI
4  I have bethought me of all that gracious and compassionate history.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. ANOTHER RETROSPECT
5  At the mention of letters the lawyer pursed up his lips, and gave utterance to a thin little compassionate and contemptuous sound.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 5
6  You may be certain that I will be compassionate and true to you.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
7  Then, with dim, compassionate fingers, she stroked his head, that lay on her breast.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  She must be courteous, and she must be compassionate.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
9  Her kind, compassionate visits to this old schoolfellow, sick and reduced, seemed to have quite delighted Mr Elliot.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 17
10  The terrible spectacle of created things developed tenderness in him; he was occupied only in finding for himself, and in inspiring others with the best way to compassionate and relieve.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—WHAT HE THOUGHT
11  The curious thing is the haughty, superior, and compassionate airs which this groping philosophy assumes towards the philosophy which beholds God.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—THE ABSOLUTE GOODNESS OF PRAYER
12  Admit, compassionate man, that it is necessary to suffer the most.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—QUADRIFRONS
13  The baker could not repress a smile, and as he cut the white bread he surveyed them in a compassionate way which shocked Gavroche.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
14  I watch your career with interest, because I consider you a specimen of a diligent, orderly, energetic woman: not because I deeply compassionate what you have gone through, or what you still suffer.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
15  Darcy, in wretched suspense, could only say something indistinctly of his concern, and observe her in compassionate silence.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 46
Example Sentence:
1  My father was a deeply compassionate man.
2  These charities depend on the compassionate feelings and generosity of the general public.
3  One measure of a civilized and compassionate society is how well it treats its prison population.
4  The public's response to the crisis appeal was generous and compassionate.
5  The plight of the refugees arouses the compassionate old man.
6  With such a supple, sensitive and compassionate mind, rigidity is something you need never worry about.
7  It listens to customer-service calls and assigns an empathy score based on how compassionate agents are and how fast and how capably they settle complaints.