fellow feeling


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 Some of the fellow feeling for Kiev inspires deranged foreign policy recommendations that Biden is fortunately ignoring: a no-fly zone over Ukraine, for example. Liza Featherstone, The New Republic, 11 Mar. 2022 The goodwill and fellow feeling for Ukraine extends well beyond national leaders. Abdul El-sayed, The New Republic, 10 Mar. 2022 My tactic last night to secure my husband’s fellow feeling might have been a touch too simplistic. Diane Williams, Harper’s Magazine , 16 Feb. 2022 In stories, trees that interact are declared anthropomorphic, because fellow feeling is considered a human trait. Rebecca Giggs, The Atlantic, 17 June 2021 The strong fellow feeling that still binds together Catholic nationalists of all economic stripes is really the only fig leaf left disguising the nakedly economic nature of the ongoing violence. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, 15 Apr. 2021 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, 25 May 2020 The camps allowed no room for fellow feeling, much less sharing. Corey Robin, The New York Review of Books, 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, 14 Apr. 2018 See More

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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 26 Jun. 2022.

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