share (one's) pain

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share (one's) pain

1. To commiserate with one about the same negative experience. A: "I lost nearly everything during the economic crash." B: "I share your pain. I had to shutter the business my great-grandfather built because of the crash." I'm going down to the bar with the other laid-off workers to share their pain.
2. To relate one's negative experience or feelings to someone else. You should keep all that sadness and anger bottled up inside. It's important to share your pain with someone who can help you learn how to cope with it. It was nearly a year after her father died that Sarah finally shared her pain with me.
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share someone's pain

to understand and sympathize with someone's pain or emotional discomfort. (Said in order to sound sympathetic.) I am sorry about the loss of your home. I share your pain. We sympathize about the loss of your mother. We share your pain.
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The Republic of Turkey, the successor to the Ottoman Empire, was founded "not by forgetting these sufferings but by learning to cope with them," The President said, adding that the country was working to secure a "better future on the basis of peace, harmony and fraternity." "Let me reiterate that we are cognizant of the sorrowful events experienced in the past by the Armenian community and that I sincerely share your pain," Erdogan said.
As we share your pain at the loss of this great leader, we express our condolences to all the people.
Lean on me Lean on me, I'm always free, here for Whatever you need, I'll always be here for you and yours, Let me be your lead, Hide your fears, share your pain leave Behind your tears, My hand is here waiting for yours, 'Hold it," It implores, 'Life's hurdles are there to face, 'Together' Is no disgrace, Alone is void in your soul, beyond hope, I can console, So lean on me, feel my warmth, the love I Hold is ever free, Together, always and ever, you and me, Apart?
He told worshippers that the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh was "in a state of shock for the loss of its shepherd", and that all Scots Catholics "share your pain and dismay".
We pray for strength to the families whose loved ones were travelling on the flight to bear this senseless and tragic loss, and we share your pain and sorrow," Dr.
From thousands of miles away, many of us share your pain. Patricia Akins from Toronto, Canada As an ex-pat whose heart still remains in Liverpool, may it be of help to the family to know that my love and prayers are with you all.
("President Clinton says, I share your pain. I can say, I feel your pain, or whatever.") A 22-year-old former high-school athlete, Lieutenant Bob Dole was hit by German mortar fire on April 14, 1945, near Bologna, Italy.