Read Thomas Frank's discussion about this column and his book, pity the Billionaire.
Laura Richardson Sometimes political goodbyes are said with pity and disgust rather than anger.
The Lesters only remain on their small parcel thanks to the pity of its new owner.
Sondra Wiener, forced to make pocket money like an out-of-work laborer, endures the pity of her neighbors.
pity this didn't take place in the Senate post filibuster reform, because it would make a very compelling speech.
She was indeed a peculiar girl—the more the pity for the many that made her so!
"It is a pity some of his friends were not here," said the captain of the ship that had rescued him.
That's a pity, for you could have chatted with Herr Ignaz in it.
Her pity for Priscilla went through and through her in wave after wave.
“You have been in the water, I fear,” said Barret, in a tone of pity.
early 13c., from Old French pite, pitet "pity, mercy, compassion, care, tenderness; pitiful state, wretched condition" (11c., Modern French pitié), from Latin pietatem (nominative pietas) "piety, loyalty, duty" (see piety). Replaced Old English mildheortness, literally "mild-heartness," itself a loan-translation of Latin misericordia. English pity and piety were not fully distinguished until 17c. Transferred sense of "grounds or cause for pity" is from late 14c.
"to feel pity for," late 15c., from Old French pitier and from pity (n.). Related: Pitied; pitying.