Galina slipped in for a moment and with a pitying look gave me a blanket.
“Oh, thank God,” I said, pitying them but comforted to hear a valid excuse.
What should have been a moment of reckoning for a selfish, serial liar instead ended with us pitying him.
Jupiter, pitying her isolation and admiring her beauty, resolved to go down and converse with her for a little while.
Yes,” said Dale, with a pitying look at his companion, “I heard that.
Fingerlings he keeps, and does not return to the water “as pitying their youth.”
Melville looked up at his mother as if pitying her ignorance.
Her tingling smart of madness and anger passed, leaving her penitent and pitying.
With a pitying smile, she folded her hands across her stomach.
Morlene, taking advantage of his abstraction, bestowed on him an unreserved look of pitying love.
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.