pity


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shame

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feel sorry for

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take pity on something or someone

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sympathetic, sad concern for someone in misfortune

a great disappointment or regrettable fact

to experience or express compassion

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a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others

an unfortunate development

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the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

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References in classic literature ?
Very little fear of that, I fancy," muttered the father; "people who shoot up like rockets, in two or three years, seldom lay the foundations of much pity in readiness for their fall.
This man needed no pity, no love; those fine influences would have been as little felt by him as the delicate white mist is felt by the rock it caresses.
As I saw into the desolation of my father's heart, I felt a movement of deep pity towards him, which was the beginning of a new affection--an affection that grew and strengthened in spite of the strange bitterness with which he regarded me in the first month or two after my brother's death.
Gradually, however, my new deference to his wishes, the effect of that patience which was born of my pity for him, won upon his affection, and he began to please himself with the endeavour to make me fill any brother's place as fully as my feebler personality would admit.
When I compare myself to you, I feel a very great pity for myself, poor unhappy monster that I am
A drop of water and a little pity,--that is more than I can repay with my life.
She began to cry and a still greater sense of pity, tenderness, and love welled up in Pierre.
rejoined John Browdie, drawing up his chair; 'and I can never tell YOU hoo gratful soom folks that we do know would be loikewise, if THEY know'd I had takken pity on him.
You, Mr Browdie,' said Miss Squeers, taking him up very quickly, 'I pity.
Pity, if one may generalize, is at the bottom of woman.
To her everything was in proportion now, and she, too, would pity the man who was blundering up and down their lives.
Let thy pity for thy friend be hid under a hard shell; thou shalt bite out a tooth upon it.
And returning to her own room, in terror before the unknown future, she, too, like Kitty, repeated several times in her heart, "Lord, have pity; Lord, have pity; Lord, have pity.
If you knew what I am sometimes, you would pity me, indeed.
said the earnest girl, folding her hands as the tears coursed down her face, 'do not turn a deaf ear to the entreaties of one of your own sex; the first--the first, I do believe, who ever appealed to you in the voice of pity and compassion.