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
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On the train, he befriended an Italian sailor who took pity on him and helped him gain passage on a ship headed for America to find his parents.
But a judge took pity on her when she told him she only did it to save the OAPs their pension money.
The court heard a family took pity on him and took him in over Christmas but he repaid them by stealing their car, dishonestly using a cheque and swiping hundreds of pounds in cash.
Wheelchair-bound David Hubbard-Beale, 55, got a 21-month suspended sentence after a judge took pity.
But Lisa Davies, 25, formerly of Llanwonno Close, Mountain Ash, was spared prison when a judge took pity on her and for a second time avoided locking her up.
A 31-year-old man claiming he needed cash to free his gran's dog from a pound stole pounds 40 from a pensioner when she took pity on him.
She didn't know anyone so I took pity on her and invited her to a barbecue at our house.
They also took pity on their bewildered visitor and gave him some money for a meal and a cup of coffee.
They were taken to Kirkby police station on Tuesday night, where one officer took pity on them and decided to give one a home.
She got so much flak for her unflattering hats on her husband's inaugural day that Tipper took pity on her.
Yesterday, the mechanic was admonished after a sheriff took pity on her.
A JUDGE yesterday took pity on Kasha Peniston, the teenager who shot his little sister dead as he fooled around with a gun.