be sorry for (someone)

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be sorry for (someone)

To empathize with or feel compassion for another person and their sorrows, problems, or plight. It's infuriating that the CEOs swindled the country for millions of dollars, but I'm especially sorry for the thousands of their employees who are now out of a job. I'm so sorry for Johnny—his addiction has gotten completely out of control.
See also: for, sorry
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be/feel ˈsorry for somebody

feel sympathy or pity for somebody: I feel sorry for all the people who are alone at Christmas.
See also: feel, for, somebody, sorry
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References in classic literature ?
When the doubt that I had hushed asleep first laid its weary weight on her heart, the true face owned all, and said, in its own frank, simple language--I am sorry for him; I am sorry for myself.
"I am sorry for him and I am sorry for England but I think it is a difficult decision for him and I respect it."
The silver-haired striker, 32, said: "I am sorry for him, I love Jimmy.