pitying

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

pitying

  1. Present participle of pity.

Noun[edit]

pitying (plural pityings)

  1. The act of one who pities.
    • 1849, Robert Leighton (Archbishop of Glasgow), A practical commentary upon the first Epistle of St. Peter (page 47)
      Oh! the unspeakable privilege to have Him for our Father, who is the Father of mercies and compassions, and those not barren, fruitless pityings, for He is withal the God of all consolations.