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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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When his firm hires salesman Jamie (Brendan Fraser), Ted takes pity on the new arrival who clearly lacks the intelligence and charisma to survive in such a cut-throat world.
Linda said: "I'm hoping somebody reads it and takes pity on us.
Mama, however, takes pity on Roxie, gives her a few tips, and soon the understudy has moved up.
Viewers will not be so sure which way confused Sonia will swing next Tuesday, however, as she takes pity on crying Naomi, Petra Letang, after she has been stood up.
Meyer (George Irving) takes pity on him and arranges for him to see his daughter's body before the funeral.
Nina takes pity on him and, since she has a spare room, offers to take George in as a roommate.
She ends up arrested, alone and in serious trouble until a kindly Italian cop Filippo (Giovanni Ribisi) takes pity on her and decides to risk his own life in order to save hers.