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Quotes of pitiful

  1. There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing. – Maya Angelou
  2. These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms. – Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  3. I think that they participated in something that was not very proper and was very pitiful not only for the Algerian people, but also for the other people who counted on our support. – Ahmed Ben Bella
  4. Cynicism is tough. A cynic's point of view is really pitiful I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life. As long as I'm fairly healthy, it's hard to stay dismal for very long. – Shawn Colvin
  5. It is a natural virtue incident to our sex to be pitiful of those that are afflicted. – Elizabeth I
  6. But I think I have done right to save the vision in this way, even though I may die sooner because I did it; for I know the meaning of the vision is wise and beautiful and good; and you can see that I am only a pitiful old man after all. – Black Elk
  7. The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold. – Khalil Gibran
  8. Pessimists are usually kind. The gay, bubbling over, have to time for the pitiful – Sean O'Faolain
  9. I'm knocking our pitiful pathetic lawmakers. And I thank God that President Bush has stated, we need a Constitutional amendment that states that marriage is between a man and a woman. – Jimmy Swaggart
  10. The man who has allowed his body to deteriorate cuts a pitiful figure- chest collapsed, stomach protruding. – Gene Tunney

Usage examples for pitiful

  1. Then a pitiful smile crept into the wistful eyes. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. A stricken, pitiful look. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  3. If you really were so elevated, you would not be too proud to accept a few pitiful drops of wine from an old college friend! – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  4. " I am pitiful he replied. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  5. With this pitiful scene, the hearing ended for the day. – Korea's Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie
  6. You told me that she was kind and good and pitiful – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  7. Then they should let the pitiful call touch their heart, and not steel themselves in indifference or ease. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  8. There were at least twenty chances to one against my being able to identify it, or finding in the pitiful remains of a tragedy any clue such as I sought. – The House by the Lock by C. N. Williamson
  9. They were very earnest, for the case under consideration was urgent, as well as very pitiful – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. The case seemed so pitiful she was at a loss what to say. – The End of the Rainbow by Marian Keith
  11. It is all so pitiful and painful to me! – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  12. If the history of it all is ever written, it will make pitiful heroic, noble reading. – The Reign of Law A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields by James Lane Allen
  13. His condition is really pitiful – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  14. More awful, but not more pitiful – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  15. His attempts to pretend ignorance and innocence were pitiful – The Plunderer by Roy Norton
  16. Instinctively, as he stepped in, his eyes sought the floor; and although three pitmen crouching upon one of the benches rose and made way for him, he hardly noticed them, so occupied was he with pitiful looking at the two men lying on coarse beds on the floor. – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman
  17. It was plain that to his son the whole affair was pitiful – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  18. He raised himself upon his arm, the weak voice raised to a pitiful appeal. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  19. Not even the regret is passionate; it is pitiful – Aspects of Literature by J. Middleton Murry
  20. Because of this same love in later days the valiant knight lay pitiful in death. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown