Part of speech: noun

Pity for suffering, with desire to relieve.

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Usage examples "compassion":

  1. You ladies have done so much for humanity that we are content to leave it in your hands, but the poor animals have up to this time escaped compassion." - "Phemie Frost's Experiences", Ann S. Stephens.
  2. The tender compassion within her eyes was most pleasant to see. - "My Lady of the North", Randall Parrish.
  3. These gates were seldom shut; and the houses of Christian compassion should be always open. - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.