For whoever holds love and compassion in high esteem, the practice of tolerance is essential, and it requires an enemy.
Perhaps Mr. g deserves the compassion of the mere mortals he created.
But God through his compassion never tests us with more than we can bear.
They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity.
Can real justice, mercy, and compassion be demanded for those in a foreign land and not for those closer to home?
Von Horn looked at him, a tinge of compassion in his rather hard face.
There was hardness in his voice when he spoke to the accused, but there was compassion there, too.
His compassion was still strong, but it was mingled with a great horror.
I am not telling you a romance, in order to excite your compassion, or to create sympathy.
I am sorry that I had a moment's compassion and made the attempt.
mid-14c., from Old French compassion "sympathy, pity" (12c.), from Late Latin compassionem (nominative compassio) "sympathy," noun of state from past participle stem of compati "to feel pity," from com- "together" (see com-) + pati "to suffer" (see passion).
Latin compassio is an ecclesiastical loan-translation of Greek sympatheia (see sympathy). An Old English loan-translation of compassion was efenðrowung.