Hellman's dishonesty in her later writing is sympathetically framed by the decades of criticism she had endured.
"I'm awfully sorry I can't tell you where Mrs. Dale lives," the woman said, sympathetically.
His father looked on sympathetically, and yet hardly with full understanding.
"Oh, it's a wonder you were not killed," said the girl, sympathetically.
So did the young Alcalde, sympathetically seated at her side.
Once more he shook hands with Vincent, sympathetically, and with a grasp full of meaning.
"It is too bad, I am very sorry," said Margaret sympathetically.
Red Fox shifted uneasily, frightened at the audacity of the thing, but sympathetically interested all the same.
“No, no, my man; you must be patient,” whispered Murray sympathetically.
"I can appreciate that," said the Tin Woodman, sympathetically.
1640s, "pertaining to sympathy," from Modern Latin sympatheticus, from Greek sympathetikos, from sympathein, from sympathes "having a fellow feeling, affected by like feelings" (see sympathy). Meaning "having fellow feeling" is recorded from 1718. In anatomical sense, the word is attested from 1769, from Modern Latin (nervus) sympathicus, coined by Jacques-Benigne Winslow (1669-1760), Danish anatomist living in Paris. Related: Sympathetically.
sympathetic sym·pa·thet·ic (sĭm'pə-thět'ĭk)
Of, relating to, or acting on the sympathetic nervous system.