Origin of piteous
Examples from the Web for piteous
She looked so piteous through her tears that, savage as I felt, my heart reproached me for my harsh, cruel speech.Flora Lyndsay|Susanna Moodie
Whence is it that, while the debates in Parliament are daily filled with the piteous, and, alas!
She read, stared for a bit in front of her and turned to me with a piteous look.The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne|William J. Locke
His soft blue eyes melted into an expression of piteous entreaty.The Law and the Lady|Wilkie Collins
Yet, in the dim light of the open field he fancied he saw a piteous smile dimple her cheeks.The Great Mogul|Louis Tracy