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Ways of expressing sympathy

I know

used for showing that you understand someone and feel sympathy for them

(oh,) what a shame

used for expressing sympathy or disappointment

too bad

used for saying that you are sorry or sympathetic about something

someone’s heart goes out to someone

used for saying that someone feels sorry for someone else

I know the feeling

used for showing sympathy

bless him/her/them

used for talking about someone in a loving or sympathetic way

aw

interjection

used for expressing sympathy or disappointment

I don’t envy you/him etc.

used for saying that you would not like to do what someone else has to do

someone’s heart/sympathy/thoughts go out to someone

used for saying that someone is sympathetic to someone who is in a difficult situation

you can’t win them all/(you) win some, (you) lose some

used for showing sympathy to someone who has not been successful or for showing that you accept that you have not been successful

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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