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Values were pitifully and inconceivably shrunken, and the trusts added hugely to their holdings, even extending their enterprises into many new fields-- and always at the expense of the middle class.
Thus said the hawk to the nightingale with speckled neck, while he carried her high up among the clouds, gripped fast in his talons, and she, pierced by his crooked talons, cried pitifully.
Then the horned and unhorned denizens of the wood, with teeth chattering pitifully, flee through the copses and glades, and all, as they seek shelter, have this one care, to gain thick coverts or some hollow rock.
Their lives were pitifully bare, hard, and morbid, scarcely varied or enlivened except by a year which Charlotte and Emily spent when Charlotte was twenty-six in a private school in Brussels, followed on Charlotte's part by a return to the same school for a year as teacher.
For Dickens was violently prejudiced against the nobility and against all persons of high social standing, and when he attempted to introduce them created only pitifully wooden automatons.
She looked at him a little pitifully, a little wistfully.
Nancy's capable hands made short work of unpacking the books, the patched undergarments, and the few pitifully unattractive dresses.
He coughed pitifully, the broken cough of a sick man; and I beheld him as one sees a fish in an aquarium by the light of an electric bulb, an elusive, phos- phorescent shape.
His voice wailed pitifully in the darkness: "Come aft somebody
I said then, Bless you for coming; and I said it of my heart, you seemed to take so pitifully to him; but I don't know now, I don't know
To paraphrase a famous saying: "It is better to live dangerously on your feet than to die pitifully on your knees".
For the cricketers to see their people suffering is enough to bring about desperate measures even more so when you consider the pitifully poor and slow response from the international community.