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.
See also: feel, sorry

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, somebody, sorry
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"I don't feel sorry for them, as I don't think they'd feel sorry for us. I don't think anybody felt sorry about the way we went out of the Champions League.
I think from your faces already you (the media) feel sorry for us. We are fine.
David, a business manager for Santander in Liverpool, said his search for the full truth regarding the circumstances surrounding his wife's death was a primary focus - and stressed: "I don't want people to feel sorry for us. This is about the CPS being fully transparent and accountable for any decisions they make.
You will feel sorry for us in Madobi Local Government Area because most of the roads there are seriously begging for rehabilitation.
We want the Greek government to have mercy and feel sorry for us because we put our lives at risk in the sea.
No one is going to feel sorry for us. We just got to get better."
Everyone is gutted in the changing room but no one is going to feel sorry for us, we have to get up and go again - it's not going to get any easier."
"Washington State or anyone else is not going to feel sorry for us."
I feel sorry for us fans who went over there to support them and paid good money to watch and cheer them on.
Xanthe, who was a fitness instructor before having Alexis, adds: "Initially, I didn't want anyone to know when Alexis was first diagnosed because I don't want people to feel sorry for us.
"We don't want anyone to feel sorry for us. We were good enough to get in the top four (in the Aviva Premiership) and we were good enough to win (against Northampton).
We don't want people to feel sorry for us, we want to come back fighting.
"I'm glad we did though because the towels we've been given to wipe up our sweat on stage are actually nicer than the towels in my bathroom at home."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!"One of the best songs of the night was their upcoming single This is The Night, which has a very Motown feel to it, but delivered with an edge thanks to Joseph's impressively powerful voice, which, incidentally, has a range far beyond what I expected.