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pity

noun commiseration, compassion, condolement, condolence, consolation, feeling, fellow feeling, fellow sufferrng, fellowship in sorrow, kindliness, lenience, leniency, lenity, mercifulness, mercy, misericordia, quarter, ruth, sympathy
Associated concepts: amnesty, clemency, pardon
See also: lenience, relent, sympathize
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Sadly, her father who had himself at times wondered why it was now considered a sin to marry more than one wife when in the old testament, many of the fathers of the faith had themselves married many wives, was far too blinded by his own self-righteousness and sheer misguided religious bigotry to be able to look beyond his nose and empathise with his daughter; pitiably too, he does not even grieve her loss:
The prime minister pitiably articulated that Lebanon, even if it was not quite committed to international resolutions, nonetheless would "respect" them.
Generally, he simply arouses disgust, his flimsy blonde comb-over and watery eyes appearing almost pitiably pathetic.
This sums up the pitiably thin portfolio of Azeri arguments for ownership of the disputed fields except for the unreasonable stand that the Absheron peninsula, a bird's beak that suddenly juts out from an otherwise evenly fractured coastline, should be taken into account when drawing the median line; and we will take care of that too in a minute.
This "malaise," of crisis proportions in the opinion of the clerk, was reflected in indications that staff morale was pitiably low, that many public servants questioned their career choice, and that many others no longer viewed the public service as an ideal employer.
Nesbitt's breast, so it struck me then, was pitiably small, why did he bother?
There are light elements, like the character of the peasant Menalcas, who pitiably laments the confusing multiplicity of teachings; or when Zwingli banters with the nun Brigitta: B.
Jozsef Elteto, for one, scrutinizes the rather one-sided character interpretations of the Szolnok version, among them Sean Keogh's figure, who appeared there as the eternal loser and a pitiably unlucky man.
It is a pitiably feeble effort for a nation which is the uncontested world leader in design awareness.
3) Pitiably, medieval audiences probably relished the stories propagating the so-called blood libel: the myth of the Jewish alleged want of Christian blood.
Baghdad was burning" is the opening line of his book, describing his flight under fire into Iraq on May 12, 2003--a little over a month after the fall of the capital city--and he makes it clear that his principal job was to rescue something successful and enduring out of the Pentagon's pitiably poor planning as the Iraqi insurgency took off.
When Desdemona dies fighting pitiably against her brutal death, Lieutenant Cassio's being saved before the ensign lago seems to matter little.