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#* '''1603''', John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, ''Essays'', Folio Society 2006, p. 5: #* '''1603''', John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, ''Essays'', Folio Society 2006, p. 5:
#*: The most usuall way to appease those minds we have offended [...] is, by submission to move them to commiseration and '''pitty'''. #*: The most usuall way to appease those minds we have offended [...] is, by submission to move them to commiseration and '''pitty'''.
-# (''[[countable]] but not used in the plural'') Something [[regrettable]].+# Something [[regrettable]].
#: ''It's a pity you're feeling unwell because there's a party on tonight.'' #: ''It's a pity you're feeling unwell because there's a party on tonight.''
#: '' [['Tis Pity She's a Whore]]'' — title of novel by [[John Ford (dramatist)|John Ford]] #: '' [['Tis Pity She's a Whore]]'' — title of novel by [[John Ford (dramatist)|John Ford]]
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  1. A feeling of sympathy at the misfortune or suffering of someone or something.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, p. 5:
      The most usuall way to appease those minds we have offended [...] is, by submission to move them to commiseration and pitty.
  2. Something regrettable.
    It's a pity you're feeling unwell because there's a party on tonight.
    'Tis Pity She's a Whore — title of novel by John Ford




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