pity this didn't take place in the Senate post filibuster reform, because it would make a very compelling speech.
Read Thomas Frank's discussion about this column and his book, pity the Billionaire.
pity the country, to paraphrase Brecht, that needs literary heroes.
At the reunion, Samantha told people, who then told me that “people are only nice to Gina now out of pity because her mom died.”
Jim told his story without emotion and he didn't ask for pity.
She was indeed a peculiar girl—the more the pity for the many that made her so!
Her last waking thoughts (and they were very late) were of pity and of prayer.
That's a pity, for you could have chatted with Herr Ignaz in it.
"Sylvia does not need your pity," cried Beecot, stung by the insinuation.
“You have been in the water, I fear,” said Barret, in a tone of pity.
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.