feel sorry for (someone)

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feel sorry for (someone)

1. To empathize with or feel compassion for another person and their 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 their 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.
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be/feel ˈsorry for somebody

feel sympathy or pity for somebody: I feel sorry for all the people who are alone at Christmas.
See also: feel, for, somebody, sorry
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"I feel sorry for her," he said (via (https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/12/the-crowns-matt-smith-says-he-feels-sorry-for-meghan-markle) Vanity Fair ).
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Coleen, who met Wayne while they were at school, begged her fans not to feel sorry for her, adding: "I appreciate being cared about, however, I am a strong person and I don't feel sorry for myself.
Instead I feel sorry for Tess Daly, although she won't want me to feel sorry for her - because when a similar thing happened to me I felt pathetic.
Gillian McNay added: "I really do feel sorry for her family as they will still love her, no matter what.
But Rachael Topping added: "I feel sorry for her family, but also feel slightly sorry for Melissa.
"I do feel sorry for her because she's had a lot of stress in the last five years and she's done so much from a young age."
Mary Bailey Wickford, Essex I FIND it hard to feel sorry for her. She knows her appetite will kill her.
The defendant replied: "I feel sorry for her mother."
In a statement released through police, Tracy Dawn Gwynn, who admitted she often breaks down when reminded of what happened, urged people to feel sorry for her son, rather than her.
She said she did not want people to feel sorry for her "because I am still here.
He described his father as a much more relaxed person since he married Camilla, and urged people to feel sorry for her.
But don't feel sorry for her. She got the house, the car and, erm, the nightclub tour of Ireland.
Now I'm getting older I feel sorry for her rather than resent her."
I feel sorry for her. Neds take the mickey, the First Minister lets his irritation with her be shown and she can't even ban Buckfast.