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Pitiful, 1) compassionate: “that p. rumour may report my flight,” All's III, 2, 130. “good ground, be p. and hurt me not,” John IV, 3, 2. R2 V, 2, 103. H6A III, 1, 109. H6C I, 4, 141. III, 2, 32. R3 I, 3, 141. H8 IV, 2, 40. Tit. II, 3, 156. Caes. III, 1, 169. With to: “be p. to my sons,” Tit. III, 1, 8.
2) moving compassion; “p. mischances,” Lucr. 976. “such p. dole,” As I, 2, 139. “the ballad is very p.” Wint. IV, 4, 286. Wint. IV, 4, 286 H6A IV, 1, 57. Rom. IV, 5, 99. V, 3, 174. Mcb. III, 2, 47. Lr. IV, 6, 208. Oth. I, 3, 161. V, 2, 210. Per. II, 1, 22. With to: “p. to the eye,” Mcb. IV, 3, 151.
3) miserable, wretched, contemptible: “p. thrivers, in their gazing spent,” Sonn. 125, 8. “I should be a p. lady,” Wiv. III, 3, 56. “a p. bald crown,” H4A II, 4, 420. IV, 2, 70. Troil. III, 2, 208. Hml. III, 2, 49.
Adverbially: “how p. I deserve,” Ado V, 2, 29.
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