If you feel pity for someone, you feel very sorry for them.
He felt a sudden tender pity for her...
She knew that she was an object of pity among her friends.
If you pity someone, you feel very sorry for them.
I don't know whether to hate or pity him.
If you say that it is a pity that something is the case, you mean that you feel disappointment or regret about it.
It is a great pity that all pupils in the city cannot have the same chances...
Pity you haven't got your car, isn't it...
If someone shows pity, they do not harm or punish someone they have power over.
One should avoid showing too much pity...
She saw no pity in their faces.
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If you add more's the pity to a comment, you are expressing your disappointment or regret about something.
But my world isn't your world, more's the pity.
You can say for pity's sake to add emphasis to what you are saying, especially when you are annoyed or upset.
'Run, Katherine. For pity's sake run!' he screamed.
If you take pity on someone, you feel sorry for them and help them.
No woman had ever felt the need to take pity on him before.
If you say the pity is that, or the pity of it is that, before a comment, you are emphasizing your disappointment or regret about something.
The pity is that it was all completely unnecessary...
The pity of it was that the Americans didn't play cricket.