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The quality of being affected by the experience of another, expecially in sorrow or trial, with similar feelings in oneself. Kinship in suffering is true sympathy. (Etym. Latin sympathia; from Greek sumpatheia, from sympath_s, affected by like feelings: sun-, like + pathos, emotions, feelings.)
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