feel sorry for (someone)

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feel sorry for (someone)

1. To empathize with or feel compassion for another person over his or her sorrows, problems, or plight. It's infuriating that the CEOs swindled the country for millions of dollars, but I feel especially sorry for the thousands of their employees who are now out of a job. I feel so sorry for Johnny—his addiction has gotten completely out of control.
2. To pity someone or his or her situation, especially in a condescending manner. I don't need you or anyone else feeling sorry for me! I must say, I feel sorry for the way you need constant affirmation from other people.
See also: feel, sorry
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If it's a real negative feeling in the dugout, the game is not going to feel sorry for us, the opponent is not going to feel sorry for us.
No one will feel sorry for us (about losing at Luton), not least the teams who are near the bottom with us.
We don't want people to feel sorry for us, we want to come back fighting.
In fact, I've heard people refer to this place as being like 'Middle EastEnders' so I can see why you all moved here, you made the right choice, feel sorry for us when we go back home to the freezing cold
It's a struggle at the moment but we have to dig deep and come through it because no-one is going to feel sorry for us.
Our friends feel sorry for us in a way, because we have a child who's had a transplant, but we do not feel sorry for ourselves," said mum Ashleigh Leybourne, 27, of Shiremoor in North Tyneside.
That''s not much of a Christmas," friends said, when we told them what we had planned, ready to feel sorry for us.
And they're not going to feel sorry for us sitting at the bottom end of the table so we can't afford to feel sorry for them.
So much so that they almost feel sorry for us in this country.
I don't want people to feel sorry for us but Glamorgan is a victim because we can't control current matters.
In "My Brother Is Not His Disability," Colgan Leaming shares her view of teen sibling Kevin and urges readers to "please don't feel sorry for us.
It's tough to be a small town with no industry, but don't feel sorry for us, because we'll make it.
One young woman said: "Did they feel sorry for us when we were killed and bombed and our children were dying?
No-one is going to feel sorry for us, and when then transfer window closes we have who we have.
Even those who visit us, feel sorry for us, because they have to sit on our table to talk about their problems, because we have no place to receive them.