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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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I sympathize with you and your people in the tragedy you have faced on the day when the Catholic community should, in fact, be celebrating its great holiday of Easter.
A large number of his students and their parents also visited him throughout the day to sympathize with him and showed their solidarity with him in this time of immense grief and sorrow.
There's no word on when the sympathize button will be rolled out.
When asked what they think about the issue, 48% of all Americans say they sympathize more with the views of religious leaders, while 45% sympathize more with the Obama administration.
Lars Von Trier, the director of "Melancholia" was recently banned from the Cannes Film Festival for making comments during a press conference about how he "sympathizes" with Adolf Hitler and is a Nazi.
"The Iraqi people have tasted that bitterness, which makes them sympathize with Iran and stand side-by-side in this crisis." "My ministry expresses its readiness to present its support and experience in the field of fighting terrorism, and all possible means to break the back of terrorism in the future."
1 : to feel or show pity or care and understanding for <We sympathize with the family in its sorrow.>
Kyle's voice is authentic, funny and aching, and his plight is easy to sympathize with: the issue of deciding how to meet both your needs and those of others will resonate with many teens.
Ahmadi-Nejad repeated his allegations about the Holocaust and said, "Even if we assume that six million Jews were killed in World War II, how come you don't sympathize for the other 54 million who were killed too?
I SYMPATHIZE WITH YOUR NEED TO PAY NO MORE THAN $3.40 AN HOUR.
A Year Of Absence is very highly recommended to all non-specialist readers, particular those women who suffer from a similar disposition or can sympathize with the loss of a loved one.
Many readers from across the ideological spectrum will sympathize with Molnar's concern that "commercialism has transformed American childhood and the institutions that serve children." More troubling is his suggestion that for-profit tutors, virtual schooling, and education-management organizations are destructive forces that are no different from efforts to expand school-based marketing.