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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pity.


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  • The person one pities is a person one may like but does not truly respect

    Trevor Phillips and Education

  • God will take away that which their soul pities, that is, of which they say, What a pity is it that it should be cut off and destroyed!

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • So van Aert presumably "pities" Chen and most of the people in Taiwan -- about 90 percent of the 23 million people who live here who are Buddhists or Taoists -- because they do not know Jesus?

    Dan Bloom's Great Letter, Atheism, and Taiwan

  • EU president Van Rompuy 'pities' Farage for tirade

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • The star said he 'pities' Becks, who needs some 'help', after accusing the football star of crying like a girl and tinkering with a hair too much.


  • Standing by as Zuma escaped trial meant watching as a “power clique reduces our nation to one of those defective societies that the world pities,” he wrote.

    Jacob’s Ladder

  • For this bit of self-deprecation and modesty, Osteen pities the man: “His own thoughts and attitudes,” he writes, “were condemning him to mediocrity,” or what is known in the gospel as the “defeated life.”

    Did Christianity Cause the Crash?

  • When Socrates finally stood up to face his charges in front of his fellow citizens in a religious court in the Athenian agora, he articulated one of the great pities of human society.

    Socrates ? a man for our times

  • You, my creator, would tear me to pieces, and triumph; remember that, and tell me why I should pity man more than he pities me?

    Chapter 17

  • "I don't think he pities himself at all," said Leigh.

    Sharing Personal Story - Meningococcus


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