• WordNet 3.6
    • n sympathiser someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
    • n sympathiser commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
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In literature:

But you don't sympathise, not a bit of it; why should you?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, July 25, 1917" by Various
If she complained, which she did very rarely, there was no one to sympathise with her.
"Fenton's Quest" by M. E. Braddon
The committee sympathised with him, but found that they must assess him according to his rent.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
Faust is so strange an individual that only a few persons can sympathise with his inner condition.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
How could I do aught but sympathise with any combination that aimed at the raising of these poor?
"Annie Besant" by Annie Besant
Everybody knows everybody else at the Overseas Club, and everybody sympathises.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
It was natural for Englishmen to sympathise with those who wished to imitate them.
"Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire" by James Wycliffe Headlam
He understood and sympathised with her in all her manifestations.
"Mr. Prohack" by E. Arnold Bennett
Some came, under pretence of sympathising, to observe her countenance and manner.
"Memoirs And Historical Chronicles Of The Courts Of Europe" by Various
The Cotterills sympathised, and prepared to depart, and inquired whether Denry could walk home.
"The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett

In poetry:

Beside the fire, and in her place,
Sits one to sympathise;
The light is on her kindly face,
And in her kindly eyes.
"Connelbush" by Alexander Anderson
Is it, O love, thy want of eyes,
Or by the Fates decreed,
That hearts so seldom sympathise,
Or for each other bleed?
"Songs Set To Music: 9. Set" by Matthew Prior
"I weep for you," the Vulture said,
"I deeply sympathise!"
With sobs and tears he gave them all
D's of the largest size,
While at the Husbandman he winked
One of his streaming eyes.
"The Vulture and the Husbandman" by Arthur Clement Hilton
I ask Thee for a thoughtful love,
Through constant watching wise,
To meet the glad with joyful smiles,
And to wipe the weeping eyes;
And a heart at leisure from itself,
To soothe and sympathise.
"Father, I Know That All My Life" by Anna Laetitia Waring
Oh! Thou who deign'st to sympathise
With all our frail and fleshly ties,
Maker yet Brother dear,
Forgive the too presumptuous thought,
If, calming wayward grief, I sought
To gaze on Thee too near.
"The Annunciation Of The Blessed Virgin" by John Keble
Shoo harkens--an then in a motherly tone
Sympathises as tho they were bairns ov her own;
Shoo shows 'em ther faults, an points aght th' best way,
To return to th' reight rooad, if they've wandered astray.
"Happen Thine" by John Hartley

In news:

1 we sympathise with his pessimism about the current management of menorrhagia .
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has reproached Norway for commemorating its Nobel Prize winning novelist Knut Hamsun who sympathised with the Nazis, a newspaper reported on Monday.