1. a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings
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How To Use self-pity In A Sentence

  • Thankfully, though, I believe that the Scottish art world has wider horizons than such navel-gazing, self-pitying introspection.
  • Bhaiya, meanwhile, sent self-pitying letters from near Delhi where he was undergoing military training of his own trials in a world that he found ‘frightfully Poona: chukka, pukka, whisky soda and tiffin: still, I exist.’ Chaplin’s Girl
  • I think that I avoided self-pity and sentimentality about it because I didn't feel that way about it.
  • wail in self-pity
  • He is by turns violent, sentimental, maudlin, self-pitying, and sadistic, and has a fine line in rhetoric.
  • Yet now is not the moment to wallow in self-pity. Times, Sunday Times
  • But he will not wallow in self-pity. Times, Sunday Times
  • Citing a "smarmy" letter that Washington wrote in 1757, bemoaning his lot to the commander in chief, Lord Loudoun, Mr. Clary highlights some especially outspoken, self-pitying and "whining" comments. War in the Wilderness
  • He's just your average alcoholic who wallows in self-pity and drinks every spare penny I can earn.
  • Yet now is not the moment to wallow in self-pity. Times, Sunday Times
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