Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • So as to show pity; compassionately.

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  • adverb In a pitying manner.

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

  • adverb in a compassionate manner

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Examples

  • His mother called pityingly after him; but he only sobbed back,

    Young Lucretia and Other Stories

  • My friends look askance and murmur pityingly on the side when we meet in the city.

    The Golden Poppy

  • My lunch companion looked at me pityingly and replied, “Of course it will be over in three days.”

    Zero-Sum Future

  • My lunch companion looked at me pityingly and replied, “Of course it will be over in three days.”

    Zero-Sum Future

  • "Oh sure, Miss Supermodel, it must be hard for you," you may think, pityingly.

    Paulina Porizkova: Aging

  • Matt drew on his mittens, looking down upon him pityingly the while, and went out, closing the door softly behind him.

    CHAPTER 19

  • Some of them, with schooners they have sailed around the Horn, have looked proudly at their own lofty sticks and huge spreads, then patronisingly and even pityingly at ours.

    SMALL-BOAT SAILING

  • "Oh sure, Miss Supermodel, it must be hard for you," you may think, pityingly.

    Paulina Porizkova: Aging

  • Brissenden looked at him pityingly and admiringly.

    Chapter 32

  • "Oh sure, Miss Supermodel, it must be hard for you," you may think, pityingly.

    Aging

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