Today’s word is very common. It is often used in novels both old and new, as well as in casual conversation. It’s even used in famously-quoted movie lines! Our vocab word for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 19 is…
Keep reading or watch the video below see how the word ‘pity’ is used in The Prince and the Pauper.
(n.) a feeling of sympathy for someone suffering
generally has more of negative connotation than other synonyms
- Language of Origin: Latin
- Pietatem = “piety, loyalty, duty”
- Straightforward sentence: The townspeople took pity on the family whose house burned down.
- Sentence from the chapter: “The children’s mother received the King kindly, and was full of pity; for his forlorn condition and apparently crazed intellect touched her womanly heart.” (p. 121)
- Other forms: pity (v.), piteous (adj.)
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