self-pity

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  • Info Self-pity is the psychological state of mind of an individual in perceived adverse situations who has not accepted the situation and does not have the confidence nor competence to cope with it. more...
  • For the moment he felt a self-pity which he cast from him. Cited from The Half-Hearted, by John Buchan
  • He placed his hand upon his head in self-pity. Cited from The PG Works Of Gilbert Parker, Complete
  • Then he went in for self-pity and all the problems. Cited from Children of the Bush, by Henry Lawson
  • They looked at each other with sympathy, because each was moved with self-pity. Cited from The Red Lily, by Anatole France, v3
  • Was a new sweet purpose growing within him or were the tears but evidence of self pity? Cited from Windy McPherson's Son, by Sherwood Anderson
  • His words took shape now, and in consequence a little self-pity began to move. Cited from The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith, v2
  • Do you think because we may shed tears that it is from self-pity? Cited from The Parts Men Play, by Arthur Beverley Baxter
  • He knew that if he wanted to be a writer, he had to break away from self-pity.
  • Worn out self-pity and as much of knowledge As makes old men fear judgment? Cited from Songs from Books, by Rudyard Kipling
  • And as she looked, her eyes suddenly filled with tears -- tears almost of self-pity. Cited from The Outdoor Girls at Bluff Point, by Laura Lee Hope
  • He even considered himself, with great self-pity, returning and finding her married and happy, of course. Cited from Gallegher and Other Stories, by R. H. Davis
  • Certainly, no word of blame or self-pity would he allow to pass his lips. Cited from Adrien Leroy, by Charles Garvice
  • She was remarkably without self-pity of any kind, and she was always good company.
  • She was able to see him now through eyes purged of self-pity or self-thought. Cited from The Gray Dawn, by Stewart Edward White
  • He was as violent when he was dying as when he was living and quite without self-pity. Cited from Margot Asquith, An Autobiography: Volumes I & II
  • Though I worked so hard I felt no self-pity. Cited from The Woman Thou Gavest Me, by Hall Caine
  • Many a time the old self-pity came back to the successful scoundrel. Cited from Sevenoaks, by J. G. Holland
  • Stop self-pity, change your surroundings, even if all you can do is to turn your bed around. Cited from Supreme Personality, by Delmer Eugene Croft
  • Again he felt a rash of self-pity that filled his eyes with tears. Cited from Children of the Ghetto, by I. Zangwill [AKA: Israel Zangwill]
  • We never hear her sad voice raised in self-pity or revolt. Cited from The Three Brontes, by May Sinclair
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