It was pitiful to see them, boys, put in the dancer.
"I deserve it," Toby said with a pitiful sigh.
What came out was a pitiful squawk.
After the failure of this attempt he was put to the most pitiful shifts to make a living.
Maslama brought back the rest of his army in a pitiful state, while the fleet, on its return, was partly destroyed by a violent tempest.
All costume off a man is pitiful or grotesque.
In 1837 discontent flared up into a pitiful little rebellion, led by Mackenzie.
The sultan refused to believe that the pitiful array he had so easily overcome could be the national army of Hungary.
"What you're saying is that you rescue pitiful animals like your mate," Jule said.
Is it not a pitiful story?
The fun ones seemed so stupid, they were pitiful and the smart ones were so tedious, he wanted to scream.
And some years pass during which he plays a pitiful comedy to himself in solitude on his island, justifying his actions by intrigues and lies when the justification is no longer needed, and displaying to the whole world what it was that people had mistaken for strength as long as an unseen hand directed his actions.
Napoleon himself is no longer of any account; all his actions are evidently pitiful and mean, but again an inexplicable chance occurs.
The ordinary country-houses are pitiful cots, built of stone and covered with turfs, having in them but one room, many of them no chimneys, the windows very small holes and not glazed.
At that moment the pitiful wailing of women was heard from different sides, the frightened baby began to cry, and people crowded silently with pale faces round the cook.
Among them are the sagas of Thorgils and Haflidi (I118-1121), the feud and peacemaking of two great chiefs, contemporaries of Ari; of Sturla (1150-1183), the founder of the great Sturlung family, down to the settlement of his great lawsuit by Jon Loptsson, who thereupon took his son Snorri the historian to fosterage, - a humorous story but with traces of the decadence about it, and glimpses of the evil days that were to come; of the Onundar-brennusaga (1185-1200), a tale of feud and fire-raising in the north of the island, the hero of which, Gudmund Dyri, goes at last into a cloister; of Hrafn Sveinbiornsson (1190-1213), the noblest Icelander of his day, warrior, leech, seaman, craftsman, poet and chief, whose life at home, travels and pilgrimages abroad (Hrafn was one of the first to visit Becket's shrine), and death at the hands of a foe whom he had twice spared, are recounted by a loving friend in pious memory of his virtues, c. 1220; of Aron Hiorleifsson (1200-1255), a man whose strength, courage and adventures befit rather a henchman of Olaf Tryggvason than one of King Haakon's thanes (the beginning of the feuds that rise round Bishop Gudmund are told here), of the Svinefell-men (1248-1252), a pitiful story of a family feud in the far east of Iceland.
With regard to the question of a council the pope was so obsessed by doubts and fears that he was unable to advance a single step; nor, till the day of his death could he break off his pitiful vacillation between Charles V.
In particular, Plato taxes Parmenides with his inconsistency in attributing (as he certainly did) to the fundamental unity extension and sphericity, so that "the worshipped dv is after all a pitiful j.) " (W.
Having begged for quarter First and surrendered, they were immediately stripped nearly massacre naked, and about fifty were slaughtered on the spot; of the and about the same number were dragged away, with Mame- every brutal aggravation of their pitiful condition, to U es.
His portrait was thus drawn by the duc de St Simon: - "He was a little, pitiful, wizened, herringgutted man, in a flaxen wig, with a weasel's face, brightened by some intellect.
The pitiful groans from all sides and the torturing pain in his thigh, stomach, and back distracted him.
Politically the papacy had sunk to the level of pitiful helplessness, unable to resist the aggressions of the Powers, who ignored or coerced it at will.
Another version of the pitiful history represents Douglas as infusing suspicion of Rizzio into the empty mind of his nephew, and thus winning his consent to a deed already designed by others.
Does this consciousness represent an authentic insight into ultimate fact, or is it a pitiful illusion of the nerves, born of man's hopes and fears and of his fundamental ignorance?
In the twentieth year of Artaxerxes (445 B.C.), Nehemiah the royal cup-bearer at Shushan (Susa, the royal winter palace) was visited by friends from Judah and was overcome with grief at the tidings of the miserable condition of Jerusalem and the pitiful state of the Judaean remnant which had escaped the captivity.
envoy, General Savary, to lure him by specious promises to the frontier, and across it to Bayonne, where he was confronted with his parents and Godoy in a scene of pitiful degradation.
He wrote a pitiful reply to his father, offering to renounce the succession in favour of his baby half-brother Peter, who had been born the day after the princess Charlotte's funeral.
He was bespattered with mud and had a pitiful, weary, and distracted air, though at the same time he was haughty and self-confident.
All men seemed so pitiful, so poor, in comparison with this feeling of tenderness and love he experienced: in comparison with that softened, grateful, last look she had given him through her tears.
Here is proof positive that Crawford does not copy Letter but gives Darnley's words as reported to him by Darnley - words that Darnley was proud of, - while Mary, returning on the second day of writing to the topic, does not quote Darnley's brave words, but merely contrasts his speaking "very bravely at the beginning" with his pitiful and craven later submission; "he has ever the tear in his eye," with what follows.
pitiful sight of a man broken by the weight of his worries.
A week ago the doctor entered my room with the marks of great exhilaration contending with pitiful bodily weakness.
There are footballers who played in the past who must scratch around to make a pitiful living today.
He comes looking for fruit to gather and discovers only a few pitiful bunches of shriveled grapes.
Their pitiful plight is the direct result of an un-neutered or spayed cats.
It is a parade of wild animals Our world is now a pitiful weakling It groans with the burden of an elephant corpse !
For example, in 2006, "Weird Al" Yankovic penned You're Pitiful which mocked Blunt's breakout hit You're Beautiful.
But anyone who has frequented art schools and seen the shapeless, pitiful model which the students are industriously drawing will know that this is an illusion" (Clark, p. 3).
Some feminists, for example, have seen much to criticize in Clark's denigration of the naked as a pitiful state.
Hunt aliens, walk down corridors, and spout pitiful one-liners to the background of ultra non-hip guitar rock.
pitiful wages in an ailing economy.
pitiful attempt to save their own lives through common struggle.
I knew I should have had something more than just a rather pitiful BBC canteen sandwich for lunch.
We are so pitiful, but we're tired.
Weird Al's MySpace page offers free downloads of "You're Pitiful", a track parodying James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" not available on any album, and "Don't Download This Song", along with a selection of streaming songs.
His display of cowardice was pitiful.
Only one bishop ventured to receive the papal envoy, who sent to Rome a pitiful report of the religious condition of Scotland.
pitiful to see the poor horse, flat on its side, twitching.
pitiful excuse, when the government have been in power for nearly five years.
pitiful creature Hughes eventually became.
pitiful existence together.
And thus we see " the end of the Lord, that the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy.
I am afraid that I consider that putting up a few warning signs is a truly pitiful response.
This sort of security can leave our bank balances at the end of the day fairly pitiful.
Both scenarios are equally possible and both are equally pitiful.
For all our good work down the left we looked pitiful down the right.
It seemed pitiful to see so good a model left to country admirers and a country way of thought.
She reconciles herself with the lot of a woman who is beaten, without becoming pitiful.
scratch around to make a pitiful living today.
And it is an enduring testament to the corruption, deceit and arrogance of this pitiful and mucky government.
It is a parade of wild animals Our world is now a pitiful weakling It groans with the burden of an elephant corpse!
wielding of weapons is present and correct, as is the painfully pitiful ability to store sod all ammo.
In spite of his reverence for his brother's memory, he made a clean sweep of " the angel's " Bible Society,' and other paraphernalia of official hypocrisy; as for Alexander's projects of reform, the pitiful legacy of a life of unfulfilled purposes, these were reported upon by committees, considered and shelved.
The defenses were pitiful, reminding me of defenses from relegated teams of recent years.
Dual wielding of weapons is present and correct, as is the painfully pitiful ability to store sod all ammo.
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