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sympathy

1. the condition of a physical system or body when its behaviour is similar or corresponds to that of a different system that influences it, such as the vibration of sympathetic strings
2. Physiol the mutual relationship between two organs or parts whereby a change in one has an effect on the other
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Lobis professes that Cavendish's natural philosophy (which reflects her vitalist and monist materialist worldview) is governed by sympathies and antipathies but not in enforced or predetermined terms, but rather in active, voluntary ones.
The Chief Minister expressed sympathies and condolences with the bereaved families and prayed for the early recovery of injured.
Thinking of you all at this sad time and sending my sincere sympathies.
The force of this counter-argument throughout the book works to limit some of Martin's otherwise compelling readings of sympathy, for emotions are complex enough that the revelation that some characters' sympathies operate on a level detached from the intellect need not foreclose the role of sympathy in forming ethical judgments as well.
Despite the frequency of sympathy between characters, whether it is begrudgingly experienced or explicitly requested, many studies of sympathy in Frankenstein either focus on or conclude with the reader's alternating sympathies, which are typically strongest for the monster.
Because of "the depth of his human sympathies," Lapierre has earned the respect of everyone in El Fureidis (52).
PRINCETON, NJ -- For the nearly 20 years Gallup has been tracking Americans' sympathies in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, more Americans have continually sided with Israelis.