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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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After all, one might argue that Ford's playtext is implicated in the same acts of reinscription it so pityingly and frighteningly depicts.
And then she looked pityingly at me, and added: 'To get a handle on this, you have to be an art critic.
When Katherine Anne Porter finally published "Ship of Fools one critic pityingly called her an "unregenerate short story writer," because the characters in it did not grow.
Janet smiled pityingly and tried to explain the form: "It's quite simple, really.
The executioner gazes pityingly at the stumbling heroine but remains prepared to finish her off.
Now, self- pityingly, he says: "The manager hasn't spoken to me since I came back and I think he might hold this against me.
Venetian painting is further represented by Francesco de' Francesci's pair of blonde-ringletted good-schoolgirl saints; Jacopo Bassano's canvas of Christ among the Doctors, in which the Jewish scholars are so hard-pressed in argument that one Pharisee tries to shout Christ down whilst another frantically leafs through his references in the Old Testament; Moretto da Brescia's panel of the Madonna with St Jerome who, his hindsight confirming her premonition of her infant's fate, looks deep and pityingly into her foreboding eyes.
Both kids looked at me pityingly, rolled their eyes at each other, and stalked off.
Oh," said Evelyn pityingly, "you have to live in a hotel?
Rather than produce a "song" akin to what inspires the speaker of "Sympathy," Dunbar explains that for this new city dweller, "the Bowery will be his romance, Broadway his lyric, and the Park his pastoral, the river and the glory of it all his epic, and he will look down pityingly on all the rest of humanity" (83).
Then, just as he would pityingly teach Your body to repair maltreatment, give Advice that you should make those stumps to stir With artificial hands of caoutchouc, So would he soon supply your crippled soul With crutches, from his own intelligence, Able to help you onward in the path Of rectitude whereto your face is set.
She shook her head pityingly when she heard the depth of my sigh.