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sympathetic

1. Anatomy physiol of or relating to the division of the autonomic nervous system that acts in opposition to the parasympathetic system accelerating the heartbeat, dilating the bronchi, inhibiting the smooth muscles of the digestive tract, etc.
2. relating to vibrations occurring as a result of similar vibrations in a neighbouring body
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I am, you understand, young, 'andsome, sympathetic.
In his most eloquent and sympathetic passages he is a thorough poet, splendidly imaginative and dramatic.
You're a nice sympathetic man, anyhow," she laughed; "what a pity you don't bicycle
I am disposed to admire and respect the 52-foot linear raters on the word of a man who regrets in such a sympathetic and understanding spirit the threatened decay of yachting seamanship.
Lady Arabella, who had her own game to play, saw in the METIER of sympathetic friend, a series of meetings with the man she wanted to secure.
It gushes forth like an oil-well, and the sympathetic pour out their sympathy with an abandon that is sometimes embarrassing to their victims.
I am favourable to him, and sympathetic on account of his modesty.