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pi tee

  • n  a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
    the blind are too often objects of pity
  • n  an unfortunate development
    it's a pity he couldn't do it
  • n  the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
  • v  share the suffering of

  • Pity implores the powerful to pay attention; passion warns them about what will happen if they don't.
  • His next words, though, were, "It's just pathetic, isn't it, self-pity?" So let's spare him the pity.
  • They are treated well in every respect, but as they grow older they come to realize that there is a secret that haunts their lives: Their teachers regard them with fear and pity .
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  • Stein Mart immune from ‘showrooming’ trend, analyst says
    Pity the poor retail store. You know you've done it. You see something you like in the store and instead of buying it, you immediately pull out your smartphone to see if you can find a better price somewhere else. Then you order it online.
    June 10, 2013 - Jacksonville Daily Record
  • Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
    Highly Recommended THE MOVIE: " Come to think of it, we are all killers and accomplices. Even those people who are kind-hearted tend to pity everything ." The latest documentary from Werner Herzog, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga , is not exactly a completely new piece of work from the director, at least in as much as it's not a movie he originally went off and shot himself. Rather, Happy ...
    June 9, 2013 - DVD Talk
  • Michael Arace commentary: Belmont unkind to favorites, so take Oxbow
    New Yorkers, the thoroughbred fans in particular, have been indulging in self-pity since the running of the Preakness Stakes three weeks ago. Oxbow pulled off the upset in Baltimore and dashed Orb’s shot at a Triple Crown. Interest in the third leg has since lagged.
    June 8, 2013 - The Columbus Dispatch

  • Sven-Goran Eriksson in ESPN
    Former England and Mexico boss Eriksson said: "It is a pity we have to leave because this team is getting better with every training session, but that is life - we are out and we have to accept that. If you look at the three games we have played,...
  • Ethan Hawke in FOXNews
    What happens _ it's not that they're jealous of each other; it's that the person you share your life with isn't in the mood to support,Hawke says. "You want to have a pity party for yourself, but they're off to the Golden Globes and you...
  • Alberto Contador in USA Today
    It has been a pity to lose Lance because we see him with desire of doing a good preparation in this race,said Alberto Contador, Armstrong's teammate and biggest rival for the role of team leader. "Now only I can support him and wish him to...

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