Naturally she pities me for not having this wonderful experience, too.
It's a thousand pities the captain couldn't have come back and enjoyed it with her.
Women said she was a dear, and that it was a thousand pities she did not marry.
It is a thousand pities that we have no authentic record of the discoverer of strawberries and cream.
If mere hope to be made happy was your lure, one pities you.
It is a thousand pities they had n't caught the fellow years ago.
It is a thousand pities, because his presence will make us fail in our object.
However, as you are so industrious, I simply say it would be a thousand pities to take you from it.
My Dear Bogle,—It is ten thousand pities that you are not here.
She won't say 'yes' then simply because she pities me or because she doesn't realize what it means.
early 13c., from Old French pite, pitet "pity, mercy, compassion, care, tenderness; pitiful state, wretched condition" (11c., Modern French pitié), from Latin pietatem (nominative pietas) "piety, loyalty, duty" (see piety). Replaced Old English mildheortness, literally "mild-heartness," itself a loan-translation of Latin misericordia. English pity and piety were not fully distinguished until 17c. Transferred sense of "grounds or cause for pity" is from late 14c.
"to feel pity for," late 15c., from Old French pitier and from pity (n.). Related: Pitied; pitying.