sympathy (n.) Old form(s): simpathie , simpathy
accord, agreement, harmony
2H6 I.i.23[King as if to God, of the Queen] Thou hast given me in this beauteous face / A world of earthly blessings to my soul, / If sympathy of love unite our thoughts
MND I.i.141[Lysander to Hermia, of choosing love] if there were a sympathy in choice
MW II.i.7[Mistress Page alone, reading from Falstaff's letter] You are not young, no more am I. Go to, then, there's sympathy [i.e. some common ground]
Oth II.i.223[Iago to Roderigo, of the sexual act] there should be ... sympathy in years
RJ III.iii.86[Nurse to Friar, of Romeo and Juliet] O woeful sympathy! [i.e. agreement in woe]
Tit III.i.148[Titus to Marcus] O, what a sympathy of woe is this
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