- That was pitiful.
- The pitiful sight moved us to tears.
- He's unlucky to a pitiful extent.
- The pitiful tale fetched tears from the girl.
- That's pitiful ... don't put on such a death-bed voice from just a body slam.
- Many fine minds have no use for literature. In pitiful blindness, they say, "It's not real."
- The little girl, deeply moved by the old man's pitiful story, burst into tears.