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  • "Isn't a peety they dinna ca 'me Izik?" says Jeems.

    My Man Sandy

  • It's a great peety that the lad would ha 'forgot what he owed to his salt.

    The Ashiel mystery A Detective Story

  • It's an awfu 'peety that the weemin dinna gang to the meetin's.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • There's whiles I think it a peety the old law against witchcraft was not still to the fore.

    Doom Castle

  • Sometimes I think it is a great peety that Philip was not born a wee girl, for he would have grown up into a fine maiden aunt.

    The Judge

  • "I lookit this way and that, and there was no man to peety me, or to have compassion upon my fatherless children."

    The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays

  • "It was such a peety," he remarked, "for we did all know perfectly well -- for I had told them -- that the inhabitants of Baghdad would destroy us themselves."

    In Mesopotamia

  • "Well inteet," said the Ancient Mariner, as he settled once more to his pipe, "it will be a great peety that Lawyer Ed has neither the Gawlic nor the profanity, for when he will be getting into a rage he will jist be no use at all, at all!"

    The End of the Rainbow

  • "It will be a great peety that you hafe insulted me, for there will presently be a dead Irishman to stain the snow with hiss blood," he said deliberately, falling into more broken English as he always did when excited.

    A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45

  • In an imperfect state of existence, 'the peety of it is that we cannot have all things as we would like them.'

    The Red Book of Heroes


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