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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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As for me, I was so astonished that I did not at first see what was going on by the brook; but when I did look there was a sad sight; two fine horses were down, one was struggling in the stream, and the other was groaning on the grass.
Well, it was a sad sight to me; and whether it was because of my thoughts of Alan, or from something prophetic in my bosom, although this was but the second time I had seen King George's troops, I had no good will to them.
It was a sad sight, but it showed us that the anchorage was calm.
"Surely to any man it is a sad sight," said Alleyne, "to see these holy men, who have done no sin themselves, suffering so for the sins of others.
To see her hand upon his arm in mute entreaty half-repressed, and her timid little shrinking figure turning away, was to see a sad, sad sight.
The sad sight of the change in her from her former self, made the one interest of my love an interest of tenderness and compassion which her father or her brother might have felt, and which I felt, God knows, in my inmost heart.
Door after door the Prince Arthur opened, seeing many strange, sad sights. But nowhere could he find the captive Knight.
IT'S a strange, sad sight I am seeing as my car overtakes an auto rickshaw: A young couple holding a little baby.
2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The sad sight of a receding hairline is not limited to men, a dermatologist says.
It was a sad sight for the owner was clinging to his shop while others had moved on.
Now to the bus ride: First obstacle, the left hand turn off the Codsall Road traffic lights, down Elliotts Lane, where the bus is forced to go wide into opposite side of the road to get round, approaching Bilbrook we see on our first right hand side the sad sight of the shut down and boarded up, for many years now, The Grange pub, that Jimmy Lea lived in with his parents, that ran the pub, before he joined Slade.
Sad sight Swans have used discarded rubbish while nestbuilding
Sharing a snap of the sad sight, Adil revealed he was forced to travel with only a small fat free yoghurt for the duration of the journey - and social media followers were quick to sympathise.
It was a sad sight and there seemed to be little joy.
He said: "It is a sad sight. It is also sad that it was featured on Michael Portillo's train journey programme just a couple of weeks ago and is no longer there."