Your pity is a weakness.
I always thought he felt more pity than love for the old lady.
He could, however, pity the woman whose hand was cut off.
She was worried about him, and he was touched by the idea she took pity on him when she herself was in more danger than he was.
Darian couldn't help but pity her as well; her eyes were circled with black and puffy, as if she'd been crying recently.
She began to cry and a still greater sense of pity, tenderness, and love welled up in Pierre.
One must pity the animals too.
Carmen felt drawn to him — not by pity, but by his strength.
I guess I pity you.
I don't pity you, Carmen.
The countess and Sonya cried from pity for Natasha and because he was no more.
Not now, she couldn't let him see her cry - couldn't let him feel pity for her.
Andre was the only gentleman in this outfit and the only to take pity on her.
Taking pity on the sad flowers, she bought a bunch before continuing on her journey home.
"Oh, damn you," she muttered, irritated her first sale was a pity sale and yet thinking even better of Romas for supporting his fiancée's hopeless friend.
She rode through the city that bustled with ill- clad warriors and few others, unable to help feeling both disgust and pity for them.
What a pity, all that beauty and hot sex wasted.
Still, one must have pity on a young man in misfortune.
The look of pity on Darcie's face was more than Cassie could bear.
He had little pity for humanity in general.
No one took pity on a young man in a mask the way they did a cute little boy with dirty hands and huge, innocent eyes.
If you have no pity on me, have some for the children.
Why would I pity him?
Would revealing your secret to him make him pity you or drive him away?
I don't think badly of anyone: I love and pity everybody.
Guilt and pity trickled through her as she thought of her friend.
Deidre felt no pity for him, despite the circumstances.
These numbers are valuable as an exhibition not so much of events as of the feelings of the Parisian people; they are adorned, moreover, by the erudition, the wit and the genius of the author, but they are disfigured, not only by the most biting personalities and the defence and even advocacy of the excesses of the mob, but by the entire absence of the forgiveness and pity for which the writer was afterwards so eloquently to plead.
"I pity my cousin," he said at last.
She'd taken pity on both men who lost their own families and ended up feeling more than she ever wanted to again.
Yes, I pity him from my heart, and shall try to give him what consolation I can.
If she cried, if she pleaded - he would pity her.
On these facts becoming known, a feeling of pity for the pope became widespread; and the opinion of the Roman Catholic world gradually turned against the emperor while he was fighting to preserve his supremacy in Germany.
We're still working with Hannah. She's in denial about everything. I almost pity the girl.
"I'm too angry at her to pity her," Jule said.
` Blessed be God, who hath pity and nourisheth us from our infancy, who giveth food to all flesh.
God forbid that he should be humane, should love, or pity, or think of what is just and unjust.
What a pity you weren't at the Arkharovs' on Thursday.
What a pity I've missed Uncle!
While she was outside having a pity party, he was trying to figure out what he'd done wrong.
I pity those who did not see it.
And many other stories are told of this man's great love and pity for the timid creatures which lived in the fields and woods.
Dear princess, I beg and implore you, have some pity on him!
Nicholas was allowed no respite and no peace, and those who had seemed to pity the old man--the cause of their losses (if they were losses)--now remorselessly pursued the young heir who had voluntarily undertaken the debts and was obviously not guilty of contracting them.
I pity the poor husband, that little officer who gives himself the airs of a monarch.
The pity of it is that he should have squandered his powers in a futile attempt to create an entirely new category of literature.
Pity for the boy increased as Taran studied the bruises on the youth's arms and face.
'Tis Pity she's a Whore was translated into French by Maurice Maeterlinck under the title of Annabella, and represented at the Theatre de l'Ouvre in 1894.
Perkin Warbeck and 'Tis Pity were translated into German by F.
He was glad, and at the same instant began to pity the miserable man who stood before him, but the task he had begun had to be completed.
"It's a great pity," and he gazed straight before him, absently stroking his mustache with his fingers.
Pity these wounded men as one might, it was evident that if they were given one cart there would be no reason to refuse another, or all the carts and one's own carriages as well.
He immediately recalled his forced confession, and besought all Christian men " to pray for him, so that his tears might secure the pity of the Almighty."
When she saw Natasha's fright, Sonya shed tears of shame and pity for her friend.
But when she heard of Prince Andrew's presence in their house, despite her sincere pity for him and for Natasha, she was seized by a joyful and superstitious feeling that God did not intend her to be separated from Nicholas.
She never cried from pain or vexation, but always from sorrow or pity, and when she wept her radiant eyes acquired an irresistible charm.
While they were strong we didn't spare ourselves, but now we may even pity them.
She was torn between anger and pity for Gabriel's mate right now.
For the first time in his life, he felt something akin to pity for Kris.
And only that feeling placed him on that highest human pedestal from which he, the commander-in-chief, devoted all his powers not to slaying and destroying men but to saving and showing pity on them.
But you know, my dear boy, it's a pity you got excited!
Nicholas immediately recognized Princess Mary not so much by the profile he saw under her bonnet as by the feeling of solicitude, timidity, and pity that immediately overcame him.
A pity you were not there--what would you have said?
You're having a pity party at his expense.
But besides this feeling of respect, Pfuel evoked pity in Prince Andrew.
Thirdly, he had a son whom it would be a pity to entrust to a chit of a girl.
If he had not known that he was dying, how could he have failed to pity her and how could he speak like that in her presence?
Xander had no pity for the woman who betrayed the Grey God, Darian, and his brother, the White God.
I pity Prince Vasili but am still more sorry for Pierre.
He glanced with pity at the excited face of Ilyin, who talked much and in great agitation.
But latterly, when more and more disquieting reports came from the seat of war and Natasha's health began to improve and she no longer aroused in him the former feeling of careful pity, an ever- increasing restlessness, which he could not explain, took possession of him.
He listened to her and felt only pity for her, for what she was suffering now while she was speaking.
The stranger's face softened with the warmth of pity, a sight Xander was accustomed to.
Don't confuse love with pity, Carmen.
You are going to the war and have no pity for me.
"Natalya Ilynichna," Pierre began, dropping his eyes with a feeling of pity for her and loathing for the thing he had to do, "whether it is true or not should make no difference to you, because..."
When dealing with the affairs and papers of his dead wife, her memory aroused in him no feeling but pity that she had not known the bliss he now knew.
The distinction was lost on Helga, whose look of horror made Katie pity the woman.
"And how I pity her mother," she went on; "today she showed me her accounts and letters from Penza (they have enormous estates there), and she, poor thing, has no one to help her, and they do cheat her so!"
Pierre saw that Prince Andrew was going to speak of Natasha, and his broad face expressed pity and sympathy.
His feeling of pity for this man frightened him and he wished to go away, but there was no other fire, and Pierre sat down, trying not to look at Platon.
Natasha repeated with a smile of pity at her friend's lack of comprehension.
Katie couldn't help but pity the woman; it was her fault they were both there.
She doubted it was pity that inspired his proposal.
In the autumn of this year he received a visit 'at Vailima from the countess of Jersey, in company with whom and some others he wrote the burlesque extravagance in prose and verse, called An Object of Pity, privately printed in 1893 at Sydney.
The sensation of those terrible whistling sounds and of the corpses around him merged in Rostov's mind into a single feeling of terror and pity for himself.
A sense of pity he had never before known overflowed Pierre's heart.
Her happiness impressed all; nobody seemed to pity her.
He didn't pity her, even after their relationship.
I did not pity the fishes nor the worms.
In his next two works, undoubtedly those most characteristically expressive of his peculiar strength, 'Tis Pity she's a Whore (acted c. 1626) and The Broken Heart (acted c. 1629), both printed in 1633 with the anogram of his name Fide Honor, he had found horrible situations which required dramatic explanation by intensely powerful motives.
It was now, however, impossible to get back the way he had come; the maid, Aniska, was no longer there, and Pierre with a feeling of pity and disgust pressed the wet, painfully sobbing child to himself as tenderly as he could and ran with her through the garden seeking another way out.
There was only one expression on her agitated face when she ran into the drawing room--that of love--boundless love for him, for her, and for all that was near to the man she loved; and of pity, suffering for others, and passionate desire to give herself entirely to helping them.
Her turquoise eyes had been so lost and confused, he couldn't help but take pity on her.
Wynn wasn't able to pity her, but he was able to understand the bigger picture.
He wasn.t the kind to pity himself.
It wasn't Katie's farm and this pity party wasn't getting the chores done.
You won't just take pity on me and wait to see if we survive the weekend?
'Tis Pity she's a Whore has been justly recognized as a tragedy of extraordinary power.
It is those people I pity, and for their sake I should like to liberate the serfs.
Perhaps he'll take pity on me someday, when it comes to cutting off a leg or an arm for me.
In the crowd people began talking loudly, to stifle their feelings of pity as it seemed to Pierre.
Damn, that 's a huge wad of text, I pity anyone who actually read it all.
It is a pity that there are not more people like Qui-Gon in the Universe.
The princess' beautiful eyes with all their former calm radiance were looking with tender affection and pity at Mademoiselle Bourienne's pretty face.
She turned away, and then, as if fearing he might take her words as meant to move him to pity, looked at him with an apprehensive glance of inquiry.
He remembered everything, and ecstatic pity and love for that man overflowed his happy heart.
Pierre, coming out into the corridor, looked with pity and repulsion at the half-crazy old man.
In fact, what she felt was pity.
She didn't need his pity.
I don't want you to love me out of guilt or pity.
I loved you from the day we met, and it had nothing to do with guilt or pity.
In Gabriel's mind, he'd already killed her, or he wouldn't have looked at her with regret instead of pity.
Still, she didn't want his pity.
He doubted he could ever forgive her, but he could at least pity her.
I took pity on him, not knowing he would become the Black God.
The quiet expression of these startling ideas is more remarkable than their adoption; for smaller artists live on still more startling ideas; but most remarkable of all is the presentation of Parsifal, both in his foolishness and in the widsom which comes to him through pity.
Out of pity for her grief, the gods changed Niobe herself into a rock on Mount Sipylus in Phrygia, in which form she continued to weep (Homer, Iliad, xxiv.
19, that the seasons shall henceforth be fruitful, is given after Yahweh has shown his zeal and pity for Israel, not of course by mere words, but by acts, as appears in verses 20, 21, where the verbs are properly perfects recording that Yahweh hath already done great things, and that vegetation has already revived.
His character, admirable as it is for firmness, for intensity, for inexorable will, for iron devotion to what he thought the service of mankind, yet offers few of those softening qualities that make us love good men and pity bad ones.
But Amy, scarcely by her own fault, is drawn into certain breaches of definite moral laws which Defoe did understand, and she is therefore condemned, with hardly a word of pity, to a miserable end.
The sober lists of names with which it opens; the account of the embassy, so business-like in its estimates of costs and terms, and suddenly breaking into a fervent description of how the six deputies, "prostrating themselves on the earth and weeping warm tears, begged the doge and people of Venice to have pity on Jerusalem"; the story immediately following, how the young count Thibault of Champagne, raising himself from a sickbed in his joy at the successful return of his ambassadors, "leva sus et chevaucha, et laz!
merces, reward), compassion, pardon, pity or forgiveness.
At last Poeas, father of Philoctetes, takes pity on him, and is rewarded with the gift of his bow and arrows.
And he began to speak and said: Come Pity supreme, come communion of the male, come Lady who knowest the mysteries of the Elect one,.
anger and pity (ib.
Comedy is representation of men inferior in being ludicrous: epic is like tragedy a representation of superior men, but by means of narrative and unlimited in time: tragedy is a representation of an action superior and complete, in a day if possible, by means of action, and accomplishing by pity and fear the purgation of such passions (Poetics, 1449 b 24).
His personal amiability earned him the affectionate pity of his subjects, and he became the hero of popular stories which did not tend to maintain the dignity of the crown.
But my counsel is that we fall not to the lowest fare first: we will not, therefore, descend to Oxford fare, nor to the fare of New Inn, but we will begin with Lincoln's Inn diet, where many right worshipful men of great account and good years do live full well; which if we find ourselves the first year not able to maintain, then we will in the next year come down to Oxford fare, where many great learned and ancient fathers and doctors are continually conversant; while if our purses stretch not to maintain neither, then may we after, with bag and wallet, go a-begging together, hoping that for pity some good folks will give us their charity."
What a pity it is that Wundt had committed himself by his psychology to phenomenalism, to unitary experience, and to the limitation of judgment and reason to ideas and ideals!
1 The common names given to this bird are so very inapplicable that it is a pity that "silerella" (from ssler, an osier) bestowed upon it by Sir T.
He was poor, even to raggedness; and his appearance excited a mirth and a pity which were equally intolerable to his haughty spirit.
When we reach the Medina period it becomes, as has been indicated, much easier to understand the revelations in their historical relations, since our knowledge of the history of 1 Since in Arabic also the root itr >) signifies " to have pity," the Arabs must have at once perceived the force of the new name.
She exercised over him that influence which a stronger character always exercises over a weaker, whatever their respective positions; and unfortunately it was seldom a good influence, for Theodora (q.v.) seems to have been a woman who, with all her brilliant gifts of intelligence and manner, had no principles and no pity.
In such a condition of affairs it is hardly surprising to find that the great and stern Teacher congratulates the poor and has nothing but pity for the rich; that He has no interest at all in comfort or property.
Fuller says (Church History), " God's pardon and all good men's pity along with him."
Antiochus could pity Onias, who had been tempted from the sanctuary at Daphne, but he needed an ally in Jerusalem - and money.
Utterly unscrupulous, and without a trace of pity, he treated men like pawns, and was content only with absolute obedience.
The perfect man thus described will not be angry with the wrongdoer; he will only pity his erring brother; for anger in such a case would only betray that he too thought the wrong-doer gained a substantial blessing by his wrongful act, instead of being, as he is, utterly ruined.
He shrank from no trickery in carrying out his ends, and had no room for pity.
A medieval legend ascribes the conformation of bill and coloration of plumage to a divine recognition of the bird's pity, bestowed on Christ at the crucifixion.
Jonah has pitied the tree, and should not God have pity on so great a city ?
Moral feeling, indeed, existed and was denoted by " Aidos "; but the numerous meanings of this word - shame, veneration, pity - show how rudimentary the idea was.
At first sight these rites seem intended to call down the pity of heaven on man, but as Robertson Smith points out, their real import was by shedding blood on a holy stone or in a holy place to tie or renew a blood-bond between the God and his faithful ones.
Then a higher God, hitherto unknown, and concealed even from the Demiurge, took pity on the wretched, condemned race of men.
Together they make a fine collection, and it is a pity that Urban VIII.
In 428 or 429 the whole nation set sail for Africa, upon an invitation received by their king from Bonifacius, count of Africa, who had fallen into disgrace with the court of Ravenna Gunderic was now dead, and supreme power was in the hands of his bastard brother, who is generally known in history as Genseric, though the more correct form of his name is Gaiseric. This man, short of stature and with limping gait, but with a great natural capacity for war and dominion, reckless of human life and unrestrained by conscience or pity, was for fifty years the hero of the Vandal race and the terror of Constantinople and Rome.
misereri, to have mercy or pity), the name of one of the penitential psalms (li.), from its opening words, Miserere mei, Deus.
misericordia, pity, compassion) for various forms in which the rules of a monastic order or general discipline of the clergy might be relaxed; thus it is applied to a special chamber in a monastery for those members who were allowed special food, drink, &c., and to a small bracket on the under side of the seat in a stall of a church made to turn up and afford support to a person in a position between sitting and standing.
However atrocious its conception and its aims, it is impossible not to feel, together with horror for the deed, some pity and admiration for the guilty persons who took part in it.
Arachne hanged herself in despair; but the goddess out of pity loosened the rope, which became a cobweb, while Arachne herself was changed into a spider (Ovid, Metam.
Thus an object of pity as well as awe, he is the most tragic figure in our literature - the only man of his age who could be conceived as affording a groundwork for one of the creations of Shakespeare.
When Theias discovered the truth he would have slain his daughter, but the gods in pity changed her into a tree of the same name.
But as the passions of 1660 cooled, as the hatred with which the Puritans had been regarded while their reign was recent gave place to pity, he was less and less harshly treated.
It is quite consistent with his whole career that it was love and pity for others - otherwise, as it seemed to him, helplessly doomed and lost - which at last overcame every other consideration, and made Gotama resolve to announce his doctrine to the world.
We are not accurately informed how Whiston obtained possession of this work; but it is stated by one of the editors of the English edition " that Mr Whiston, thinking it a pity that so noble and useful a work should be doomed to a college confinement, obtained leave to make it public."
Though nothing was as yet systematized, the governing principle is laid down that the sin of the member affects the whole body, and therefore the society is bound to deal with it both from pity for the sinner, and for the sake of its own purity.
It is impossible not to pity his fate.
Yet it was not entirely in pity for German Protestants that the heart of Englishmen-beat.
Terror and pity had never found on the stage word or expression which so exactly realized the ideal aim of tragic poetry among the countrymen of Aeschylus and Sophocles since the time or since the passing of Shakespeare, of Marlowe and of Webster.
Angelo, Tyran de Padoue (1835), the last of the tragic triad to which their creator denied the transfiguration of tragic verse, is inferior to neither in power of imagination and of style, in skill of invention and construction, and in mastery over all natural and noble sources of pity and of terror.
The story of Claude Gueux, published five years later (1834), another fervent protest against the infliction of capital punishment, was followed by many other eloquent and passionate appeals to the same effect, written or spoken on various occasions which excited the pity or the indignation of the orator or the poet.
Between this opening and this close the pageant of history and of legend, marshalled and vivified by the will and the hand of the poet, ranges through an infinite variety of action and passion, of light and darkness, of terror and pity, of lyric rapture and of tragic triumph.
All the poet and all the man spoke out and stood evident in the perfervid patriotism, the filial devotion, the fatherly tenderness, the indignation and the pity, which here find alternate expression in passionate and familiar and majestic song.
The thought of wrong or misery moved him less to pity for the victim than to anger against the cause.
One of the most common charges against Burke was that he allowed his imagination and pity to be touched only by the sorrows of kings and queens, and forgot the thousands of oppressed and famine-stricken toilers of the land.
Pity he finds to be grief for the calamity of others, arising from imagination of the like calamity befalling oneself; what we admire with seeming disinterestedness as beautiful (pulchrum) is really " pleasure in promise "; when men are not immediately seeking present pleasure, they desire power as a means to future pleasure, and thus have a derivative delight in the exercise of power that prompts to what we call benevolent action.
nay, pity me, 0 king, for I avow myself thy suppliant.'
It was ironic that she should pity him for being forced to inherit something he didn't want - especially so because she had been so poor before they met.
I always did think he felt more pity for her than love.
He had no pity for those who chose to become vamps.
You pity a Guardian?
In Gabriel.s mind, he.d already killed her, or he wouldn.t have looked at her with regret instead of pity.
She sat back with a frown, unable to feel anything but pity for the half- demon child who knew no acceptance anywhere in life.
"Oh, damn you," she muttered, irritated her first sale was a pity sale and yet thinking even better of Romas for supporting his fiancÃ©e's hopeless friend.
Anger, even rage, but not pity.
Carmen felt drawn to him â€” not by pity, but by his strength.
Programs like "Food Not Bombs" do not express empathy, they express pity.
Pity the Standby mode display backlight lowest setting is too bright for bedroom use.
Pity central bankers: keep the economy growing or hold back a new property boom?
breath away. I don't have the date. What a pity.
His queen took pity on them, and asked if the brave burghers could also be spared if the town surrendered.
dedication of the church seems to have been simplified to Our Lady, which seems rather a pity.
Here was a spectacle to excite the derision or pity of the gods.
The effect of her actions on audiences ranges from a sense of pity to a horrified disbelief that such a woman could actually exist.
Sitchin seems to reject my notion of a sub-brown dwarf and warmed moons, which is a pity.
ever entreating thy Master to have pity upon the world, pray that He free us all from corruption, O holy one.
We will never, ever forgive or pity him.
impelling motive is always fear, not grief nor pity.
inflamed with love, grief, pity.
Beseech the Master of all, that He take pity on us and save us, in that He loveth mankind.
For if thou hast desired to have pity on us, who have no works of righteousness, then thou wilt be called merciful.
For my sake, have pity them " Take heart, Paul, your biblical namesake was a fighter too.
O poor Antonio, tho nothing be so needful To thy estate as pity, yet I find Nothing so dangerous!
A pity he did not see fit to nominate an appropriate secular, working class cause rather than one which promotes religious obscurantism.
It's a pity about the hair tho - neither shiny pates nor wigs seem to work.
It seems almost a pity I repented the same evening.
Pathos Poetry (or other literature) which evokes pity or sadness in the reader e.g. Send No Money by Philip Larkin.
They don't feel pity, or remorse, or fear.
They cannot take pity on a widow or do good to an orphan.
She didn't want pity, didn't want to be told what she should do, should have done.
have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has touched me!
pity that none of us could afford to do any shopping there.
pity that Carolingian authors are silent in too much of this book.
pity that civilized arguments cannot be terminated in the same way!
I lay there a long time, sobbing, " What a pity, what an infinite pity!
What a great pity to see a project with such remarkable talent vanish.
It is indeed a real pity, about Bob's depressions.
Translate The prince who has little pity of mercy will come through death to change (and become) very knowledgeable.
pity party and invite yourself?
Bishop Anthony also said: " self pity will not advance the cause of the kingdom of God.
Now, by my life, I pity you.
All this shews that he has a full heart of tender pity.
pity's sake, I'm a cat.
pity of war.
The pity is they donÃ¢t begin to match the extra billions poured into the NHS.
much reviled, he may be more deserving of pity.
For pity's sake, I'm a cat.
seemed a pity to let it all slip out of our memories.
Pity there's so much on the road that you'll be involved in more rear-end shunts than [SNIP!
spaceman baby, Having fun, Pity there's no sun.
It is a great pity we cannot get geological specimens.
It is a pity, however, that such sticklers don't share the author's (fairly over-the-top) sense of humor.
O saint of God, by thy supplications entreat Him to have pity on us all.
Ocean Terminal I cant believe Ocean Terminal - pity about the air traffic tho ' .
But, as the Greek tragedians knew, pity and fear must be purged.
War without pity or mercy; that the traitors may know that they must not trifle with the sentiment of a people.
He was quite unmoved; he had no pity for me.
unmoved by pleas for pity.
Damn, that's a huge wad of text, I pity anyone who actually read it all.
wallowing about in self pity.
Right now wallowing in self pity is better than sex.
wallow in self pity / I just wish I had my life back.
In these he reveals himself as a not unworthy successor of Chaucer, and the pity of it is that he should have squandered his powers in a futile attempt to create an entire literature.
The legend of an imprisoned pope, subject to every whim of his gaolers, had nevet- failed to arouse the pity and loosen the purse-strings of the faithful; dangerous innovators and would-be reformers within the church could be compelled to bow before the symbol of the temporal power, and their spirit of submission tested by their readiness to forgo the realization of their aims until the head of the church should be restored to his rightful domain.
The scholar is apt to pity the smith, the potter, the carpenter and the farmer: with better reason he is apt to condemn the trader who becomes absorbed in greed of gain and so deserts the way of righteousness and fair dealing.
According to the most recent version of the legend, Veronica was a pious woman of Jerusalem, who, moved with pity by the spectacle of Jesus carrying His cross to Golgotha, gave Him her kerchief in order that He might wipe the drops of agony from His brow.
14) the people groan under their yoke, and the position of Israel moves Yahweh to pity.
" Have no pity on the poor folk; stab, smite, throttle, who can!"
While the " rational " Presbyterians were repelled by it as " enthusiasm," the Independents had sufficient in common with its spirit to assimilate - after some distrust of its special ways and doctrines - its passion of Christlike pity for " those out of the way," and so to take their share in the wider evangelization of the people and the Christian philanthropy which flowed from the new inspiration.
But music has also other ends and uses, and on the whole four; namely amusement, virtue, occupation and purgation of the affections; for some men are liable more than others to pity and fear and enthusiasm, but from sacred melodies we see them, when they have heard those which act orgiastically on the soul, becoming settled by a kind of medicine and purgation (teapo - cs), and being relieved with pleasure.
Diodorus records a barbarous attempt made by the Aradians, about 148 B.C. to destroy Marathus, which was frustrated by the pity and courage of an Aradian fisherman (xxxiii.
Contrast its frequency afterwards, when ground of hope is found in the Divine pity and purpose (verses 22-40), and when the contrite nation turns to its God in prayer (verses 55-66).
When it was thought sufficient to say with Boileau that Corneille excited, not pity or terror, but admiration which was not a tragic passion; or that "D'un seul nom quelquefois le son dur ou bizarre Rend un poeme entier ou burlesque ou barbare;" when Voltaire could think it crushing to add to his exposure of the "infamies" of Theodore - " apres cela comment osons-nous condamner les pieces de Lope de Vega et de Shakespeare?"
Next year the great tragic poem of Torquemada came forth to bear witness that the hand which wrote Ruy Blas had lost nothing of its godlike power and its matchless cunning, if the author of Le Roi s'amuse had ceased to care much about coherence of construction from the theatrical point of view as compared with the perfection of a tragedy designed for the devotion of students not unworthy or incapable of the study; that his command of pity and terror, his powers of intuition and invention, had never been more absolute and more sublime; and that his infinite and illimitable charity of imagination could transfigure even the most monstrous historic representative of Christian or Catholic diabolatry into the likeness of a terribly benevolent and a tragically magnificent monomaniac. Two years later Victor Hugo published the third and concluding series of La Legende des siecles.
He was as ruthless and as incorrupt as Robespierre himself; he could be moved from his purpose neither by pity nor by bribes; nor was there in his cruelty any of that quality which made the ordinary Jacobin enrage by turns ferocious and sentimental.
Without dwelling on the immense impetus given to the practice of social duty generally by the religion that made beneficence a form of divine service, and identified " piety " with " pity," we have to put down as def cite changes introduced by Christianity-0) the severe condemnation and final suppression of the practice of exposing infants; (2) effective abhorrence of the barbarism of gladiatorial combats; (3) immediate moral mitigation of slavery, and a strong encouragement of emancipation; (4) great extension of the eleemosynary provision made for the sick and the poor.
The animal groaned with pain, and Helen, perceiving his groans, was filled with pity.
Near at hand they only excited my pity.
There is no one to help me or pity me.
He feebly moved his leg and uttered a weak, sickly groan which aroused his own pity.
Ah, what a pity.
It was a great pity.
Pity there 's so much on the road that you'll be involved in more rear-end shunts than [SNIP !
Much reviled, he may be more deserving of pity.
There is a total absence of self pity, rhetorical flourishes, emotional appeals.
Any pity we feel, any seeds of identification that Bittersweet waters, get shot straight down in rivulets of blood and gore.
Such a big effort went into that exhibition that it seemed a pity to let it all slip out of our memories.
I 'm the urban spaceman baby, Having fun, Pity there 's no sun.
It is a pity, however, that such sticklers do n't share the author 's (fairly over-the-top) sense of humor.
The chaplain suffered, and was torn with pity for that sullen man whose life was almost at an end.
Ocean Terminal I cant believe Ocean Terminal - pity about the air traffic tho '.
For we consider this pity of yours which insures our safety through transgression of the law to be more grievous than death itself.
Gentlemen, I must ask you to remain unmoved by pleas for pity.
To me, it seemed like 4 episodes of the main characters wallowing about in self pity.
I am determined not to wallow in self pity / I just wish I had my life back.
Anyone with a heart has to feel at least a tiny twinge of pity for Love and Cobain's daughter Frances Bean.
Area 51 for the PC was doomed simply because of its timing, which is a circumstance for which I hold little pity.
If you feel like you can wait for the DVD release, or didn't like the movie that much to begin with (so help me, God, I have pity on your soul if this be the case), then maybe you should rent it first.
You're going to attract attention one way or the other, but if you're feeling self conscious in your swim wear, that attention will contain more pity than pizzazz.
Take pity on the senses of your viewers.
Second, she gets pity from her children, which reinforces her belief that she is a good mother, because she is sacrificing for her children.
Gosselins Without Pity is a negative blog hoping to show the reality of how ungrateful and selfish the Gosselins are.
At Television Without Pity you can read opinionated and lengthy recaps of the episodes.
Despite his medical challenges, Bill has the resolve of a true champion who never plays the pity card.
But merely to sneer, and pity the Kids Today that weren't around when the original series was new and shiny.
Another menace is the Vidiians, a race blighted by a wasting illness, who would be worthy of pity if they didn't deal with their problem by involuntary organ harvesting.
Who would not pity the poor versifier at the outset of his career?
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