From the shadow of a tree there moved one of those brazen and piteous she-ghosts that haunt the locality.
She turned with a piteous, half apologetic air to Edouard and Aubertin.
Sorez placed his hand to his heart again and staggered back with a piteous appeal to Wilson.
The cry at length became changed from a demand to a piteous prayer.
Finally someone was roused to shame and remorse at the piteous sight; he was washed, shaved, and decently clothed.
He, on his part, filled the air with the most piteous lamentations and cries for mercy.
The noise of the fight came closer and closer, and the wounded crept in a piteous stream to us.
Ay, in very deed I am a piteous object for friends to behold.
There is nothing so piteous as the absence of recognition of the patient's best friends in cases of brain-disease.
There was a long silence, in which they could hear a piteous gulping cough.
c.1300, from Anglo-French pitous, Old French pitos "pious; merciful, compassionate, moved to pity; pitiful" (12c., Modern French piteux), from Medieval Latin pietosus "merciful, pitiful," in Vulgar Latin "dutiful," from Latin pietas "dutiful conduct, compassion" (see piety). Related: Piteously; piteousness.