have sympathy

See: relent
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The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man's intelligence; and, as I pointed out some time ago in an article on the function of criticism, it is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought.
As I have said, I do have sympathy with any addicts who are struggling to break a habit but my sympathy for those smokers who will not even try to stop has long gone.
ALTHOUGH most people had sympathy with the fact that 5,000 people were made unemployed due to the Rover collapse in 2005, it is hard to have sympathy now they are in the real world and earning the same as the rest of us hard-done-by employees have earned for years.
You can have sympathy but there's a difference between having sympathy and then doing the maximum to win a game.
But Baker said, ''It will be by expectation that while we have sympathy for him that the legal process will have to operate,'' without elaborating on specifics of the legal process.
I NEVER have sympathy for parents who turn their children in to the police; it is the most basic role of a parent to be, if necessary, the ONLY person with the unconditional love it takes to be on their child's side.
You may have sympathy for more than one person in this case.