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use "pity" in a sentence

Some ideas and themes that are seen throughout Crazy Sexy Cancer include: Optimism - Carr's illness narrative is not one of pity and sorrow.

Later, Saruyama falls in love with "Riko-chan" and asks Lala to invite her for a date; out of pity, she forcefully changes Rito into "Riko" so he can go on a
staff, had been working with Marcks Hazelquist Powers on a facelifted 1967 model, approached the board in early 1966 seeking less than $300,000 in tooling funds (a pittance by Detroit standards) for the job.

And then when they were paid, they were paid a pittance.

Recording studios in the 1950s rarely paid black musicians more than a pittance, so Hooker would spend the night wandering from studio to studio, coming up with new songs or variations on his songs for each studio.

Conditions for the workers were harsh - shifts lasting twelve hours or longer were worked in conditions of damp and darkness deep below the ground, the miners paid a pittance on piece-work rates.

You work for peanuts, a hearty well done from her Majesty the Queen and a pittance of a pension.

As there's no such thing as an occupational pension when you are self employed, you have to make provision for your own retirement unless you want to subsist on the pittance that is the State pension.

But I leave you with the words of Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, who spent many years earning a pittance by writing letters in commercial firms: Don't tell me there's no poetry in business, in offices! June 12th was a very sad day, As Betty 'the van' was sold off by her miserable owners for a pittance to 4 pretty young English girls.

A mere pittance, compared to the misery they make us endure when we buy one of these crapware-laden packages.

And so many of the fake name-brand shoes go to Italian teenagers for a pittance, while other counterfeits, seized by police, stripped of their logos and offered to aid groups for charity, go to migrants hoping for permission to stay in Europe.

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