piteous


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arousing or deserving pity

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Next morning, this night-scene among my dreams seemed like a dream; to make sure of the piteous truth, I was obliged to look fruitlessly under my pillow for the packet of letters.
Something made me start up, a low, piteous howling of dogs somewhere far below in the valley, which was hidden from my sight.
Suddenly the angry, squirrel-like expression of the princess' pretty face changed into a winning and piteous look of fear.
Some faint attempts she had made with blue ribbon, to freshen the appearance of a dingy curtain, she now saw to be piteous.
But the Cock expostulated in piteous tones from his perch: "If you kill me, who will announce to you the appearance of the dawn?
However piteous her sister's state, she knew that she must be on her side.
He did not look her in the face, and did not care to see that she in her condition was trembling all over, and had a piteous, crushed look.
But, as neither of these criminals answered to the name of Oliver, or knew anything about him, Nancy made straight up to the bluff officer in the striped waistcoat; and with the most piteous wailings and lamentations, rendered more piteous by a prompt and efficient use of the street-door key and the little basket, demanded her own dear brother.
To think o' these cloths as I spun myself," she went on, lifting things out and turning them over with an excitement all the more strange and piteous because the stout blond woman was usually so passive,--if she had been ruffled before, it was at the surface merely,--"and Job Haxey wove 'em, and brought the piece home on his back, as I remember standing at the door and seeing him come, before I ever thought o' marrying your father
His dial was tremendously punished and his lips so lacerated that he presented a piteous appearance.
All over America support has been spontaneous and there is also a call to cancel Father's Day in deference to the piteous state Donald was left in, fending for himself with just small change in his pocket.
But this time, lying among the scattered bottles of sun cream, was the piteous sight of murdered holidaymakers lying under their beach towels.
But it's undemocratic when you try to ban a book, try to pressurise the publisher not to publish it, or when you make piteous scandals in the media to please a set of people or senior leaders," says he.
Yet like Betjeman, receiving, I look//For my longing, piteous romance with God; / Under Stedman Caters my gazes grope, / Amidst incense vapours seeing some poor clod, / My very self, hoping anew for hope.
Scores of times it has been my unhappy lot to deny the piteous appeals of helpless fellow creatures, comrades of the battle field, for the supreme and precious gift by which a simple movement of the arm I was able and willing to bestow--the simple gift of death.