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pity

2 verb
     
pity2 past tense and past participle pitied, present participle pitying, third person singular pities [transitive not usually in progressive]
to feel sorry for someone because they are in a very bad situation:
I pity anyone who has to feed a family on such a low income.
Sam pitied his grandmother there alone, never going out.
Pity the poor teachers who have to deal with these kids.

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