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Shaping the entire novel around this production provides a frame that literally dramatizes the themes of the story, propelling it forward even while William wallows in self-pity.

All this may sound alarmist, a caveat emptor of preemptive self-pity for the prospective thru-hiker.

I shifted from self-pity to self-love in seeking elder women.

I pity those poor lockjawed souls who only know skiing from slopeside mansions and martini bars.

It’s almost as if he does not think politics is performance art for self-pitying cultists.

To his peers, he's an all-star eccentric who is pitied or clucked over protectively as often as he is envied.

What greater pleasure could an emotionally-needy speechwriter know than to be pitied by the most powerful person on earth?

Women pitied him, and gazed at him tenderly, wondering if a man could look like that for anything save the loss of a sweetheart.

To-day he is left entirely alone, pitied by some, shunned by a few, and almost forgotten by the large majority.

She was compassionate and, as she was unable to respect all men, she pitied those who were unfortunate enough to be wicked.

They sit in the shadow of death; but the greater their misfortune the more are they to be pitied and supported.

Little Meta did not like to show them her own bedroom—she pitied them so much when she thought of the contrast.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pitied, such as: forgive, pardon, reprieve, commiserate, solace, and comfort.

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