fellow feeling

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  1. sympathetic feeling; sympathy: to have fellow feeling for the unfortunate.

  2. a sense of joint interest: to act out of fellow feeling to support one's country.

Origin of fellow feeling

First recorded in 1605–15

Words Nearby fellow feeling

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How to use fellow feeling in a sentence

  • He was a treacherous man, and so could neither reasonably demand fidelity, nor have fellow feeling for honest misfortune.

    The Hearth-Stone | Samuel Osgood

British Dictionary definitions for fellow feeling

fellow feeling

  1. mutual sympathy or friendship

  2. an opinion held in common

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