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Compassion, sympathy, as in There's no milk of human kindness in that girl—she's totally selfish . This expression was invented by Shakespeare in Macbeth (1:5), where Lady Macbeth complains that her husband “is too full of the milk of human kindness” to kill his rivals.

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