Whatever his sympathies might have been, he was an equal-opportunity interrogator, sparing neither side his searing questions.
Any sympathies “Liberal Zionists” have for Palestinian rights generally stops at the green line.
Can we really achieve "an extension of our sympathies," as George Eliot suggested, by reading novels?
He may have done an excellent job of expressing his sympathies in an appropriate and meaningful way.
Strangers stopped me on the street to offer their support and sympathies.
She was a shrewd child and a generous one when her sympathies were aroused.
"Luckily it is none of our affair, though my sympathies are all with Owen," I added.
Such a decree he could use to any extent to which he could carry with him the sympathies of the people.
These transfer the hearer's sympathies from the wife to the husband.
For either from information, or by some process rapid as instinct, he understood to which side Katherine's sympathies went.
1570s, "affinity between certain things," from Middle French sympathie, from Late Latin sympathia "community of feeling, sympathy," from Greek sympatheia, from sympathes "having a fellow feeling, affected by like feelings," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + pathos "feeling" (see pathos).
In English, almost a magical notion at first; e.g. in reference to medicines that heal wounds when applied to a cloth stained with blood from the wound. Meaning "conformity of feelings" is from 1590s; sense of "fellow feeling" is first attested 1660s. An Old English loan-translation of sympathy was efensargung.
sympathy sym·pa·thy (sĭm'pə-thē)
A relation between parts or organs by which a disease or disorder in one induces an effect in the other.
Mental contagion, as in yawning induced by seeing another person yawn.
Mutual understanding or affection arising from a relationship or an affinity, in which whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other.