a sad sight

a sad sight

Some instance or situation that arouses an intense feeling of sadness or pity. It was such a sad sight to behold, having to watch the child be taken from her mother like that. As I entered the clearing, I came upon the sad sight of a deer that had been caught in a bear trap.
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Ballesteros was a sad sight, finishing 13-over, but the Spaniard still refused to talk about quitting.