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- adjective Expressing pity.
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The _idea_ of it -- when I think -- after all that was in the paper, and every one talking about it and pitying you -- _pitying_ you, Honor! "
Children should be encouraged in pitying their distress; and if guilty of any violent treatment toward them, they should see that you are grieved and displeased at such conduct.
The Count, making a slight apology, withdrew, and every one joined in pitying the necessity for a separation of two persons so worthy of each other.
Even people for whom smiling was difficult must have smiled at the idea of pitying Katie
He recalled his pitying scorn for the big, once useless boy during that long period of dog-like watchfulness over the comings and goings of the girl he loved.
He doesn't sound self-pitying, which is kind of refreshing.
But when I found the child was not less fond of me, and drew its soft hand over my face with a kind of pitying protection in its touch, that soon set me up again.
He had grown to have an extreme affection for my wife as well as my little boy; but towards myself, personally, entertained a kind of pitying contempt which always infinitely amused me.
He turned, as he spoke, and looked down on her with a kind of pitying wisdom.
Arachne bestowed the kind of pitying look on Marina that might be given a naughty child who had no notion of what she was saying.