Definitions

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  • adv. In a pitiless manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a pitiless manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without pity; in a merciless manner

Etymologies

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pitiless +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Public [= o] la, as we saw, damned one poor man to a wretched immortality, and another was called pitilessly over the coals, because he had mixed a grain of flattery with a bushel of truth.

    Thackeray

  • The insurrection of five kulak districts should be pitilessly suppressed.

    Matthew Yglesias » Geithner on Nationalization

  • The leap of faith has not led to a happy landing, and the plug has pitilessly been pulled on the publisher.

    Henry J. Stern: Black Thursday

  • Stirner would laugh out loud, pitilessly; they have enslaved themselves to an idea - Freedom!

    Stephen J. Gertz: The Most Provocative, Revolutionary, Dangerous and Radical Book Ever Written

  • As of this writing, Erik Millett, the principal of Belleisle Elementary School, is still away from his job, having been pitilessly hounded, vilified and threatened by what amounts to a national lynch-mob of true-blue patrioteers.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Mr. Symonds offers a pitilessly clear indictment of Hornet skipper Marc Mitscher and his air-group commander, Stanhope Ring, for their mismanagement and cover-up of their carrier's wayward principal air strike on June 4, the "Flight to Nowhere," which saw their dive-bombers and fighters venture forth fruitlessly over empty seas.

    The Beginning of the End

  • The sun beat down pitilessly on citizens who went from street to street between the fine buildings with bowed heads and plodding steps.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Nonetheless, the economic data are pitilessly clear.

    A Letter to America

  • An action-packed Saturday was scheduled, with every second from breakfast till bedtime pitilessly filled with events designed to exhaust and educate both me and the children, and leave us all lolling insensibly in front of Britain's Got Talent.

    I was dad for a day

  • His so-called "hidden years," after the arch-villain Professor Moriarty sent Holmes plunging over the cliff-edge into the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland, have been pitilessly re-imagined.

    The Game Is Always Afoot

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