fellow feeling

noun

Definition of fellow feeling

: a feeling of community of interest or of mutual understanding

Examples of fellow feeling in a Sentence

There's a sense of sympathy and fellow feeling among members of the group.
Recent Examples on the Web The 90% economy will undoubtedly be characterised by relief, fellow feeling, and newly felt or expressed esteem for those who have worked to keep people safe. The Economist, "Daily chart Society will not be the same after lockdowns are lifted," 25 May 2020 The camps allowed no room for fellow feeling, much less sharing. Corey Robin, The New York Review of Books, "What People Power Looks Like in a Pandemic Democracy," 13 Apr. 2020 At the present moment, many Americans feel as Boston’s didacts once did: desperate to see their country regain a sense of common perspective and fellow feeling that once existed, if only in myth. Justin T. Clark, BostonGlobe.com, "Building Boston to shape morality," 14 Apr. 2018 This shared outrage reinforces the fellow feeling; a lack of appropriate outrage marks you out as not belonging. The Economist, "Less Euromaidan, more GamergateOnce considered a boon to democracy, social media have started to look like its nemesis," 4 Nov. 2017 This shared outrage reinforces the fellow feeling The Economist, "Less Euromaidan, more GamergateOnce considered a boon to democracy, social media have started to look like its nemesis," 4 Nov. 2017 What might all this fellow feeling mean for the president’s war on Sessions? Dahlia Lithwick, Slate Magazine, "Senate Republicans love their former colleague Jeff Sessions. If Trump fires the attorney general, will they finally grow spines?," 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of fellow feeling

1621, in the meaning defined above

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“Fellow feeling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fellow%20feeling. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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fellow feeling

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fellow feeling

: a feeling of shared interest or understanding

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