bepity

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Etymology[edit]

be- +‎ pity

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bepity (third-person singular simple present bepities, present participle bepitying, simple past and past participle bepitied)

  1. (archaic) To pity greatly.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 380:
      I bepitied him, so I did, when he when he used to hug his pillow, and call it his dear Madam Sophia.