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pitiful / pathetic / to have pity on
to take pity on / to feel tenderness toward
  *怜* | 怜* | *怜
to pity
to have tender affection for / to love tenderly / to pamper sb
to have tender, protective feelings for the fairer sex (idiom)
to take pity on / pity / mercy
pitiful creature / wretch
to show tenderness / to coo over / affection
miserable / wretched
(coll.) pitiable / to have pity on sb
pathetic / pitiful
to beg for pity
lit. to behave like a dog wagging its tail, seeking its master's affection (idiom) / fig. to fawn on sb / to bow and scrape / to grovel
to take pity / to show compassion
lit. looking at one's shadow and feeling sorry for oneself (idiom) / fig. alone and dejected
to feel compassion for / to pity on / to feel sorry for
to develop love for sb out of pity for them
to feel sorry for oneself
Kyrie Eleison (section of Catholic mass) / Miserere nobis / Lord have mercy upon us
begging for pity and asking for help (idiom)
fellow sufferers empathize with each other (idiom); misery loves company

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