Definition of Pitying

1. a. Expressing pity; as, a pitying eye, glance, or word.



Definition of Pitying

1. Verb. (present participle of pity) ¹

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Definition of Pitying

1. pity [v] - See also: pity

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitying

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pituitas
pituite
pituites
pituitous
pituri
pituris
pitviper
pitvipers
pity
pity guest
pity guests
pity parties
pity party
pitying (current term)
pityingly
pityriases
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pityriasis
pityriasis alba
pityriasis amiantacea
pityriasis capitis
pityriasis circinata
pityriasis lichenoides
pityriasis lichenoides chronica
pityriasis linguae
pityriasis maculata
pityriasis nigra
pityriasis rosea

Literary usage of Pitying

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"He spoke ; the Father, pitying, saw his tears, 760 Scatter'd the mist, and rent the veil apart; The sun shone bright, and all the war lay clear. ..."

2. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"... alone with his sorrow. may be really a source of contentment, either actual or future, to the being who already offends by pitying ? ..."

3. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"Three times Each fatal course he tried ; but Juno's power Three times restrained, and with a pitying hand The warrior's purpose barred. ..."

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