Idioms about pity
Origin of pity
synonym study for pity
OTHER WORDS FROM pityout·pit·y, verb (used with object), out·pit·ied, out·pit·y·ing.un·pit·ied, adjective
How to use pity in a sentence
Shaping the entire novel around this production provides a frame that literally dramatizes the themes of the story, propelling it forward even while William wallows in self-pity.Ethan Hawke turns his acting experience — and past infidelities — into brilliant fiction|Ron Charles|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
All this may sound alarmist, a caveat emptor of preemptive self-pity for the prospective thru-hiker.Did Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail Ruin My Body?|Grayson Haver Currin|January 25, 2021|Outside Online
I shifted from self-pity to self-love in seeking elder women.
I pity those poor lockjawed souls who only know skiing from slopeside mansions and martini bars.
It’s almost as if he does not think politics is performance art for self-pitying cultists.The elites who think MAGA voters are rubes: Republicans|Jennifer Rubin|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
To his peers, he's an all-star eccentric who is pitied or clucked over protectively as often as he is envied.
What greater pleasure could an emotionally-needy speechwriter know than to be pitied by the most powerful person on earth?The Funniest WHCD Speech Bill Clinton Never Delivered|Mark Katz|April 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Women pitied him, and gazed at him tenderly, wondering if a man could look like that for anything save the loss of a sweetheart.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
To-day he is left entirely alone, pitied by some, shunned by a few, and almost forgotten by the large majority.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
She was compassionate and, as she was unable to respect all men, she pitied those who were unfortunate enough to be wicked.Honey-Bee|Anatole France
They sit in the shadow of death; but the greater their misfortune the more are they to be pitied and supported.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Little Meta did not like to show them her own bedroom—she pitied them so much when she thought of the contrast.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for pity
Derived forms of pitypitying, adjectivepityingly, adverb
Word Origin for pity
Other Idioms and Phrases with pity
see for one's (pity's) sake; take pity on.