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 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fellow%20feeling. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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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