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/ 5pItI; `pItI/ n 1 [U] ~ (for sb/sth) feeling of sorrow caused by the suffering, troubles, etc of others ; : be full of/filled with pity for sb * be moved to pity by sb's suffering * do sth out of pity for sb, ie because one feels pity for him * feel very little pity for sb . 2 [sing] ~ (that...) cause for mild regret or sorrow (but not a real disaster) ; : It's a pity the weather isn't better for our outing today. , . * What a pity that you can't come to the theatre with us tonight. , . * The pity (of it) is that..., ie The regrettable thing is that... .... 3 (idm ) have pity on sb show mercy towards sb . ,more's the `pity (infml ) unfortunately : `Did you insure the jewels before they were stolen?' `No, more's the pity!' `?'`, !' take pity on sb help sb because one feels pity for him .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:42:05
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pity
v (pt, pp pitied) [Tn] 1 feel pity for (sb) : Pity the poor sailors at sea in this storm! ! * Survivors of the disaster who lost their relatives are much to be pitied. . 2 feel contempt for (sb) : I pity you if you think this is an acceptable way to behave. , . * I pity you (ie I am threatening you) if you can't pay me the money by tomorrow. , . pitying adj (a) expressing pity ; : He lay helpless in the street under the pitying gaze of the bystanders. , . (b) showing pity and some contempt : The performer received only pitying looks from his audience. , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:42:05
pity
v (pt, pp pitied) [Tn] 1 feel pity for (sb) : Pity the poor sailors at sea in this storm! ! * Survivors of the disaster who lost their relatives are much to be pitied. . 2 feel contempt for (sb) : I pity you if you think this is an acceptable way to behave. , . * I pity you (ie I am threatening you) if you can't pay me the money by tomorrow. , . pitying adj (a) expressing pity ; : He lay helpless in the street under the pitying gaze of the bystanders. , . (b) showing pity and some contempt : The performer received only pitying looks from his audience. , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:42:05

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