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noun as in sad situation


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I will, however, avoid the chance to wallow in self-pity because that’s not what this op-ed is about.

The Steelers might have pitied themselves a bit — and with reason.

The one time our culture is finally represented in the mainstream media, he said, it’s shown as “some kind of pity party needed for the main character to become less superficial.”

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A vaunted agency that was once the global gold standard of public health has, with breathtaking speed, become a target of anger, scorn and even pity.

Nope, though readers may occasionally see the tiniest justifiable pity-party because the backdrop of this book is about parenting a parent, which everybody knows is hard.

Lady Rose is also rather subdued in the premiere, which is a pity.

It is not a pity party when you can stand up and say, “I am,” to be counted, reaffirmed, human.

This is not a woman who wants pity, nor does she want money, or even an apology from Cosby.

Well, the dwarfs took pity on him and gave him the coffin, and the prince had it carried to his castle.

Yet even as the Germans wallowed in bitter self-pity, another defeated superpower underwent a dramatic turnaround.

When she did this, and drooped the corners of her mouth, she was very engaging, and the young man tingled all over with pity.

If wealth were always thus employed, it were a pity that great fortunes are not more numerous.

A girl was moved to pity by a picture of a lamb caught in a thicket, and tried to lift the branch that lay across the animal.

He come July six, for don't you mind how they called him Cevery out of pity and generosity for the Spayniards?

If he would take her a little more seriously—it 's an immense pity he married her because she was silly!

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On this page you'll find 130 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pity, such as: compassion, condolence, empathy, kindness, melancholy, and mercy.

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