noun, plural pit·ies.
verb (used with object), pit·ied, pit·y·ing.
verb (used without object), pit·ied, pit·y·ing.
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Idioms for 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
Example sentences from the Web for pity
Naturally she pities me for not having this wonderful experience, too.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories|Harry Siegel|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is a thousand pities that I cannot accompany you, but my place is in England for the next ten days.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
Mr. Lewes sends his kind regards, and pities all of us who are less interested in ganglionic cells.George Eliot's Life, Vol. III (of 3)|George Eliot
And one always pities a poor Nation, in such case;—as the very Destinies rather do, and judge it more mercifully.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
It is a thousand pities they had n't caught the fellow years ago.Paul Gosslett's Confessions in Love, Law, and The Civil Service|Charles James Lever
The puffy, corn-fed millionaire pities the man who is content to live with small means and enjoy what he has to the full extent.Think|Col. Wm. C. Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for pity
noun plural pities
verb pities, pitying or pitied
Derived forms of pitypitying, adjectivepityingly, adverb
Word Origin for pity
Idioms and Phrases with pity
see for one's (pity's) sake; take pity on.