English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "sympathy"

Everyone talks to her about their problems because she is such a sympathetic listenerHer boss didn't show much sympathy when she tried to explain why she hadn't finished the work on time.

Everyone talks to her about their problems because she is such a sympathetic listener.

Euripides suggested that man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.

I don't have much sympathy for people who lose money speculating on the real estate market.

I certainly sympathize with your desire to spend more time with your family, but I'm afraid we just can't give you any extra time off.

I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I know that you will miss your grandmother a lot, but I know that her memory will live with you for many years to come.

The American attacks on the Iraqis have seemingly only succeeded in generating sympathy for Saddam Hussein among the Arab countries.

No one had much sympathy for Eleanor when she got fired because she was such a difficult person to work with.

My boss was very sympathetic when he heard I was having marital problems that were affecting my work, because she went through a divorce herself about two years ago.

The actor was able to take a very disagreeable role and turn it into a sympathetic character that the audience could at least understand somewhat.

I truly sympathize with you regarding your poor health, but the fact is, your work is suffering and we are going to have to let you go.

We sent our sympathies when we heard of her death, but were unable to attend the funeral.

There is a Turkish proverb which states that too much sympathy for the unfortunate makes you unhappy.

A high-ranking French politician has had to resign after evidence was found showing him to be a Nazi sympathizer during the war.

During the trial, the mother of the victim astonished everyone by expressing sympathy for the family of her son's attacker.

According to the rules of Buddhism, one should be sympathetic and helpful to all living things, and never harm or kill them.

In 1989, Zhao Ziyang, who had expressed sympathy for pro-democracy student demonstrators, was replaced by Jiang Zemin as general-secretary of the Communist Party of China.


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