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His pitiful heart deserted him at the very instant when he most needed its support.
He has been at once the author and the audience of the pitiful, unspeakable, long-drawn and far-stretched tragedy of earthly life.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
They were about to make a fire and roast some of the flesh for dinner, when a pitiful cry was heard.
Tim looked at his mother and then at Eloise, whose pitiful face appealed to him strongly.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
The pitiful, mean, low face and its frame of shock red hair did not appeal to Jessie.
The reader now knows that the pity thus bestowed upon that pitiful fox-hunting turncoat was utterly thrown away.
The pitiful appeal goes to my heart, and I assure him they will not hang a blind man.
Pitiful is the case of the blind, who cannot read the face; pitiful that of the deaf who cannot follow the changes of the voice.
THE POCKET R.L.S.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
“They tried the thumbscrews on me,” said Spence with a pitiful smile, glancing at his injured members.
HUNTED AND HARRIEDR.M. BALLANTYNE
He saw her so plainly—a pitiful, helpless figure, fighting vainly against this nightmare attack.

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