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arousing or deserving pity

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Among the topics are terrifying and piteous news from Bohemia in 1621, the Austrian peasants' rebellion of 1626, an October 1630 letter by King Gustavus Adolphus, the Peace of Westphalia in October 1648, and a soldier's life in the Thirty Years War.
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.
Only our African being makes it possible for us to hear the piteous cries of the victims of the vengeance of the Roman Empire.
So who would think he'd give us such a piteous Lear?
Now, limping away from Firestone in piteous distress, his career at the crossroads and stuck on 14 Majors for six years, the only passing resemblance to the old Tiger lies with the man himself: he's still the same hard-to-love loner.
Fiat lux," another phrase illustrated in Holanda's compendium, also evokes this most radiant film, in which light ranges from that cast by a bedside lamp that harshly illumines Pinto's exhausted face as he recites, in long take, his piteous afflictions and worries, to the shaft of sunshine that penetrates the men's penumbrous bedroom, falling on aged flesh with sanctifying effect.
I don't care if your daddy back through his granddad's daddy all did--sighting in any scoped, high-power rifle at less than 200 yards is a piteous waste of a perfectly good flat trajectory.
This is far from rare: our parish clerk who (from memory) earns around PS500 per year for his attendance at monthly meetings plus much home preparation and letter writing is similarly pursued by HMRC instead of being allowed to declare his piteous stipend as self-employed earnings (as the organists would prefer).
Apparently responding to Patterson's piteous appeal to help save her from disgrace, her 'bad guys' launched a civil war in Egypt on Friday evening.
Thanks to a passing schoolboy her piteous calls for help were eventually heard.
To whom if not each other To whom if not our fine insolent children To whom if not our piteous ancestors To whom if not the lovely ugly forms We have created From the clay of nonexistence .
These piteous plights are trotted out daily in an attempt to illustrate the horrors of welfare cuts.
Within this maelstrom, people have completely lost the power to fight and the faith to envision a radical change, and what is left is drama, passive resistance and a piteous seeking, conscious or not, of a voluntary patronage, a refuge in the poisonous hugs of the far right forces which flourish undisturbed, breaking down the intended constitutional, moral, etc.
She rejects the advice of William Gass "to give up the blue things of this world in favor of the words which say them," reasoning Gass's Puritanism, stripped of the velvet thrall of Eros, is piteous and desperate, akin to gouging out the eyes with a hot poker.