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arousing or deserving pity

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inspiring mixed contempt and pity

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Innumerable are the small and pitiable ones; and of many a proud structure, rain-drops and weeds have been the ruin.
As strange misgrown masses gather in the knot-holes of the noblest oaks when prostrate, so from the points which the whale's eyes had once occupied, now protruded blind bulbs, horribly pitiable to see.
And despite his self-confidence and grumpy German sarcasm he was pitiable, with his hair smoothly brushed on the temples and sticking up in tufts behind.
But he was in gloomy rebellion against the fact that his quick apprehensiveness foreshadowed to him, and when his eyes fell on Rosamond's blighted face it seemed to him that he was the more pitiable of the two; for pain must enter into its glorified life of memory before it can turn into compassion.
A puny, miserable little creature like Dickenson could prate of happiness and turn a shining face to the future - Dickenson who lived upon a pittance, who depended upon the whim of his employer, and who confessed to ambitions which were surely pitiable.
As soon as I could dry my eyes and compose my spirits after reading the wife's pitiable and dreadful farewell, my first thought was of Eustace--my first anxiety was to prevent him from ever reading what I had read.
Whenever development of other provinces is discussed, then the pitiable situation in KPK saddens us.
Yogi Adityanath, during a rally in Gorakhpur, further said, "This alliance just goes to show the pitiable situation the two parties have reached.
Addressing a public rally at Chamba in Tehri Garhwal district, Hazare blamed the Central government for the pitiable condition of farmers across the country.
He prayed that ministry of information and broadcasting be ordered to legislate for improving the pitiable plight of journalists from electronic media.
Seeing these merchandise in Abu Dhabi, I felt sad with the limited, pitiable items at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 duty-free shops.
To be more elaborative in this regard we find that certain sections of this vast numbers of Indian populace which amounts to around 133 crores are enjoying the fruits of development processes concerned but the masses of Indian national are still in a pitiable state of affairs.
We express deep concern over the pitiable conditions they are confronting and demanding unconditional release of all of them.
The premises consisting of 52 illegal pharmacies and 212 patent medicine shops were sealed off due to a range of law infringement grounds starting from operating devoid of registration, as well as nonrenewal of licences, distribution of products without being monitored by a qualified pharmacist, plus pitiable clean setups, among other offences.
Among the topics are "conventions" in/as performance: addressing the audience in selected public speeches of Demosthenes, e>thos and logical argument in Thucydides' assembly debates, pitiable dramas on the podium of the Athenian law courts, how to "act" in an Athenian court: emotions and forensic performance, and narrative and performance in the speeches of Apollodoros.