fellow-feeling


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fellow

(ˈfeləu) noun
1. a man. He's quite a nice fellow but I don't like him.
2. (often as part of a word) a companion and equal. She is playing with her schoolfellows.
3. a member of certain academic societies; a member of the governing body or teaching staff of a college.
adjective
belonging to the same group, country etc. a fellow student; a fellow music-lover.
ˈfellowship noun
1. an association (of people with common interests). a youth fellowship (= a club for young people).
2. friendliness.
3. a scholarship given to a graduate student for advanced studies or for research.
ˌfellow-ˈfeeling noun
sympathy (especially for someone in a similar situation, of similar tastes etc). I had a fellow-feeling for the other patient with the broken leg.
References in classic literature ?
The utter absence of any fellow-feeling with her on Grace's side expressed itself unconsciously in the plainest terms.
You ought to have a little fellow-feeling there, Mary.
Among the herd (so said the legend) was a pig of grave and solemn countenance, with whom the prince had a fellow-feeling --for he too was wise--a pig of thoughtful and reserved demeanour; an animal superior to his fellows, whose grunt was terrible, and whose bite was sharp.
And the man of maxims is the popular representative of the minds that are guided in their moral judgment solely by general rules, thinking that these will lead them to justice by a ready-made patent method, without the trouble of exerting patience, discrimination, impartiality,--without any care to assure themselves whether they have the insight that comes from a hardly earned estimate of temptation, or from a life vivid and intense enough to have created a wide fellow-feeling with all that is human.
I have, indeed, alm ost a fellow-feeling for them; being that next worst thing myself to a deformity--a plain woman.
As he studied with her father, she had some acquaintance with him, in spite of the retiring habits of both, and I suppose there was a kind of fellow-feeling established between them.
It is the power of a people whose personalism, once tapped, erupts into a massive fellow-feeling that now and again surfaces in peaceable protest and quiet anger, as in the crowds that jammed the wake of Flor Contemplacion and the funeral of the assassinated Ninoy Aquino.
There is a lot of warmth and fellow-feeling whenever I have spoken to Virat.
The answer is that fellow-feeling is a gentleman's calling even in a barbaric world that lacks it completely.
In his third chapter, Rosenthal argues that humor, like suspense, functioned as both a formal and a moral property in Victorian novels, creating a sense of shared, if tacit, moral agreement in the reader, and thus a moral connectedness or fellow-feeling with other members of society.
Swami Vivekananda had once observed and I quote: "What is needed is a fellow-feeling between the different types of religion, seeing that they all stand or fall together, a fellow-feeling which springs from mutual respect, and not the condescending, patronizing, niggardly expression of goodwill" (unquote).
The Fellow-Feeling Paradox: Flume, Smith and the Moral Order, ELIAS L.

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