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[mass noun] Sympathy and fellowship existing between people based on shared experiences or feelings:‘a common culture could help unite the classes and promote fellow feeling’‘he had a shy manner which evoked a fellow feeling in me’
sympathy, empathy, feeling, compassion, care, concern, solicitude, solicitousness, warmth, tenderness, brotherly lovepity, sorrow, commiseration, condolencesaffinity, rapport, harmony, understanding, fellowship, closeness, togetherness, connection, communioncaritasView synonyms
- ‘To do so would have been an expression not of weakness but simple human courtesy and fellow feeling.’
- ‘I have a fellow feeling for the absent-minded who are accused of wilfulness.’
- ‘When we see a child or a young person in tears it has an effect upon us: we have a sense of fellow feeling and sympathy.’
- ‘All of these claims are mistaken, of course - and more than mistaken: demonstrably and obviously untrue, outrages upon history and fellow feeling for the humanity of previous generations.’
- ‘As long as people have a good time, as long as the community is burnished with an extra polishing of fellow feeling, an event is successful, right?’
- ‘We must have a deep fellow feeling for something of which we are so much a part.’
- ‘Have we so lost our capacity for fellow feeling that we cannot spare even the least hope for these people?’
- ‘The fellow feeling might also have emanated from sharing the common ancestral lineage of the same village.’
- ‘They have abnegated all morality and all fellow feeling for the rest of mankind.’
- ‘Well yes, I do have a great sense of fellow feeling.’
- ‘Affection, fellow feeling, even gratitude were as nothing compared with political expediency.’
- ‘I still felt compassion and fellow feeling for them.’
- ‘At the same time a semi-philosophical debate is being conducted on the reasons for the decline in fellow feeling.’
- ‘And it is an affront to our fellow feeling with them.’
- ‘It is love, laughter, adventure and fellow feeling that remain in short supply - which is why audiences value them so highly in movies.’
- ‘He competes as hard as anyone in British sport but he does so with honour and fellow feeling.’
- ‘His fellow feeling is for fellow crooks, now as ever.’
- ‘But that same fellow feeling also supplies me with a certain amount of cynicism.’
- ‘One may take place in a rural area and the other in an urban one, but they meet on the common ground of personal travail, self-denial, mutual compromise, and fellow feeling.’
- ‘But although Jenkins is a satirist with strenuous moral standards he also looks at poor, suffering, inadequate humanity with fellow feeling and compassion, not with hatred or disgust.’
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