What does the word sympathy mean?

Usage examples for sympathy

  1. " I will," answered Bopaul, with a note of sympathy in his voice. – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  2. His sympathy was not with the Happy Family, either. – The Happy Family by Bertha Muzzy Bower
  3. Big Otter told me that, said I, in an earnest tone of sympathy. – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne