Sara Ray also managed to get through respectably, although she was pitiably nervous.
It was not fair to make the comparison by which Professor Theobald suffered so pitiably.
Previous to the time when it came into operation the school system of the Province was pitiably inefficient.
In all but a few of the state agricultural colleges and experiment stations the funds available for books are pitiably small.
No one would object to it except under penalty of being scouted as pitiably literal.
He shook so pitiably as he worked that the Cat under the bed felt the tremor of it.
His face was pitiably drawn, but the feverish brightness in his eyes had increased.
But her encompassment, as is so apt to be the case here, was pitiably mediocre.
She could hear Henderson's voice within; it was pitiably querulous.
They were pitiably clad; like most farm-children, indeed, they could hardly be said to be clad at all.
mid-15c., "merciful, compassionate," from Old French piteable "compassionate, merciful, pious" (13c.; Modern French pitoyable), from piteer "to pity" (see pity). Meaning "deserving pity" is recorded from late 15c. Related: Pitiably.