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mĭsĕresco , ĕre,
I.v. inch. n. [misereo].
I. To feel pity, have compassion (only poet.): “his lacrimis vitam damus et miserescimus ultro,Verg. A. 2, 145: “miserescite regis,id. ib. 8, 573: “generis miseresce tui,Stat. Th. 1, 280.—
B. Impers.: miserescit me alicu jus, it distresses me, I feel pity, take compassion (cf. miseret, under misereo, II.): “inopis nunc te miserescat mei,Ter. Heaut. 5, 4, 3.—*
II. I. q. miserum fieri, to become wretched, miserable: “sed quid est homini miseriarum, quo miserescat miser ex animo,Plaut. Ep. 4, 1, 1.
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    • Vergil, Aeneid, 2.145
    • Plautus, Epidicus, 4.1
    • Statius, Thebias, 1
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