verb (used with object), com·pas·sion·at·ed, com·pas·sion·at·ing.
Examples from the Web for compassionately
She can peer in beneath the layers of people, and instead of using it compassionately, she uses it as a weapon.Inside Orange Is the New Black’s Terrifying Showdown Between Red and Vee|Kevin Fallon|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It is a stunning story, compassionately reimagined,” writes Ruth Padel in The Guardian.
Vandersee smiled back, compassionately and understandingly, and laid a tremendous hand on Gordon's shoulder.Gold Out of Celebes|Aylward Edward Dingle
Nasmyth hesitated, regarding her compassionately, but she made a sign of protest.The Long Portage|Harold Bindloss
She saw near her only a Frog, which was looking at her compassionately.Old French Fairy Tales|Comtesse de Sgur
"It is rather strange," Mr. Bishop compassionately admitted.Mr. Prohack|E. Arnold Bennett
Joseph approached her compassionately, and held out to her a handful of gold.Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers|W. A. Clouston
British Dictionary definitions for compassionately
Word Origin and History for compassionately
1580s, from compassion + -ate (1). Related: Compassionately. Phrase compassionate conservatism in American political language recorded by 1992, popularized, if not coined, by Marvin Olasky, University of Texas at Austin instructor.