pity


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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
References in classic literature ?
It should, moreover, imitate actions which excite pity and fear, this being the distinctive mark of tragic imitation.
You had no pity for that youthfulness, that beauty, that weakness?
Why tell people your distresses, so that they may pity you.
Latimer, old boy," he said to me in a tone of compassionate cordiality, "what a pity it is you don't have a run with the hounds now and then
Sir James may seem to have drawn a harder lot than mere folly merited; I leave him, therefore, to all the pity that anybody can give him.
exclaimed the Bohemian, with an expression of kindly pity.
A sense of pity he had never before known overflowed Pierre's heart.
I told you in my letter that I deeply felt and admired your sympathy with that poor lad, whom you released at the risk of involving yourself in trouble and difficulty; but I can never tell you how greateful he and I, and others whom you don't know, are to you for taking pity on him.
I detest such creatures; and it would be much better for them that their faces had been seamed with the smallpox; but I must confess, I never saw any of this wanton behaviour in poor Jenny: some artful villain, I am convinced, hath betrayed, nay perhaps forced her; and I pity the poor wretch with all my heart.
She was too bruised to speak to Henry; she could pity him, and even determine to marry him, but as yet all lay too deep in her heart for speech.
Let thy pity be a divining: to know first if thy friend wanteth pity.
At the end of the evening Kitty told her mother of her conversation with Levin, and in spite of all the pity she felt for Levin, she was glad at the thought that she had received an OFFER.