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pi tuh fuhl

  • s  inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    pitiful exhibition of cowardice
  • s  bad; unfortunate
  • s  deserving or inciting pity
    a pitiful fate

  • On top of that, the "California" Corvette sucked its pitiful rivulet of horsepower through the straw of a torque-sapping three-speed automatic transmission.
  • After 18 months, he had a pitiful 12 entries; at that rate, it would take a few millenniums to equal Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  • Half a dozen refugee flights from Rangoon are already arriving at Calcutta's Dum Dum airport each day, and the waiting rooms are piled high with the pitiful possessions of the .
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  • The Sexologist: The Republican party has a rape apology problem
    You know you have a PR problem when members of your party repeatedly make public statements exhibiting that they possess a pitiful misunderstanding of basic 5th grade level human biology, and harbor a heartless and insensitive attitude towards what is the most prevalent human rights violation on the planet affecting roughly 20% of their voter base. Not smooth.
    June 14, 2013 - Philly.com
  • Rescue horse is a first for Korie Saylor
    Korie Saylor is used to having animals dropped off near her farm in Pleasant Valley. And she rescues most of them. A first happened Saturday when someone dropped off a horse. She was in pitiful shape, she said, but someone had taken the time recently to trim her feet.
    June 11, 2013 - The Arab Tribune
  • Game 3 NBA Finals 2013: Heat and Spurs Players Who Must Step Up in Pivotal Clash
    Several players must improve or their team will lose Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals . In Game 2, the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs by the score of 103-84. Plenty of Spurs need to step their play up after their pitiful performance. A Heat player or two could afford to improve as well, even after a 19-point blowout. Out of all the players who have room for improvement, here are the three ...
    June 11, 2013 - Bleacher Report

  • Tiki Barber in Forbes
    It was a pretty pitiful performance all the way around,Barber said. "I'm shocked our running game could be this unproductive."
  • Helen Thomas in FOXNews
    Last week at a briefing with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs that followed a flotilla raid by Israeli commandos, Thomas asked the question: "Our initial reaction to this flotilla massacre, deliberate massacre, an international crime, was pitiful. What...
  • Bill Cowher in USA Today
    A very pitiful performance out there today,Steelers coach Bill Cowher said. "Where we go from here is we've got to line up and play this thing out. It starts next week."

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