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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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That's for the old ones," one of the local boys told me pityingly.
The act of sheepishly taking the flags off the roof of the car without any neighbours looking on pityingly shouldn't coincide with a lack of interest in the destiny of the trophy because there is still so much thrilling football to be played as this compelling mystery is solved in the course of the next ten days.
This article features a factual headline, "Mob Out for Negro Blood," followed by a tendentious lead, "Drunken Negro Starts It by Threatening Women Who Spoke Pityingly of the Policeman's Murder" (1).
Acker doesn't scowl or retort; she just examines her interlocutor pityingly, as if she were some unknown species that hasn't been screwed enough.
It's unusual for a Chinese restaurant to offer Western cutlery right off the bat; normally diners have to do that thing where they mumble apologetically to a waiter about their lack of tableware dexterity until a fork is brought pityingly to the table.
Now with a beautiful, aristocratic wife and two adorable, photogenic children to his credit, Bernstein needed only to refer pityingly to Mitropoulos's "sweet, relaxed relationship" with the Philharmonic and its putative result in "the men taking advantage of him" or to suggest that the orchestra would be better off with a married man, a family man, at its helm--both of which he reportedly did for several years leading up to Mitropoulos's dismissal--to feed the already corrosive homophobia that appears as a significant factor in the humiliating fall that crushed Mitropoulos's career (and may have hastened his death).
No' said Anthony pityingly, 'This is Jack and Dill', I thought everyone knew that') I sent a message to the Jug, I told him not to be a mug I said he must be badly cracked To think of joining Hitler's pact The Jug replied: 'But don't you see How difficult it is for me' ('It's difficult for me too', said Jacqueline sadly.
The moon] seemed to hover pityingly over Vera's pillow, softening the proud lines of the white face, resting upon it, and turning to silver the golden hair.
Yet scholars have been slow to see their singularities as quite as essential to the pantheon as Pope's snap and crackle or Swift's hard insistences or Blake's unreservedly searching judgements, and reluctant to admit how Wordsworth and Coleridge were so belated in idealizing what Fergusson and Burns had done, and how keenly and pityingly Keats recognized that.
One day while scanning the sea with my bins for magnificent frigatebirds and boobies (no tittering at the back there), a concerned Rasta memorably approached me to enquire if I'd lost my boat - he looked at me pityingly when I explained I was looking for birds, not boats.
You are a parrot for the party," Uncle Dave said pityingly.