feel sorry for (someone)

(redirected from feel sorry for us)

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
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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.
Bob McDonnell at the winery relaunch in October 2011, when she was quoted in The New York Times saying, "No one should 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.