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It was piteous to see how in these intervals his delusions were always shaped by the bitterest experiences of his life.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Human and animal cries blended in one piteous appeal for mercy.
A LOST HEROELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD AND HERBERT D. WARD
And an answering cry sounded across the lagoon—thin, wailing, piteous.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The colored woman came running, and with her Grace, who looked at the wan features of the soldier with piteous eyes.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
His childhood, except when he could be rocked and sung into sickly sleep, was one long piteous wail.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Yours arent very big, she said, with a piteous attempt at her old lightness, but mine are.
THOSE DALE GIRLSFRANK WESTON CARRUTH
It was piteous to see the poor fool's struggles to regain the reason he had so madly parted with.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
History has few more piteous sermons to preach on the vanity of all the works of men.
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
"That—that is the wind-up," said the poor Nabob, who could not help laughing, though it was a very piteous and bitter laugh.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
Her look at this moment was so awe-struck and piteous, that the soul of the man who loved her yearned to give her courage.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
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WORDS RELATED TO PITEOUS

  • compassionate
  • emotive
  • heart-rending
  • heartbreaking
  • impressive
  • melting
  • mind-blowing
  • pathetic
  • piteous
  • pitiable
  • pitiful
  • poignant
  • responsive
  • sad
  • stirring
  • stunning
  • sympathetic
  • tear-jerking
  • tender
  • wistful
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