Which preposition to use with pitiful

to Occurrences 18%

"'Tis well!" said he, "but first come now and lay your hands here upon my sword and swear me this, each one,To follow ever where I shall lead, to abide henceforth in brotherhood together, to smite evil within you and without, to be pitiful to the weak, and to honour God at all times.

in Occurrences 18%

Louis was his old nonchalant self, careless and listless, with an ever deepening expression of ennui which was pitiful in one so young.

than Occurrences 11%

For there are no tragedies in life more pitiful than those in which an aggressive masculinely built type is forced to assume a submissive, receptive, passive, feminine rôle and vice versa, the tragedy of compelled homosexuality, because of wrong associates.

for Occurrences 8%

she asked gently, feeling exceedingly pitiful for the poor fellow, who must have lost his life if she had not chosen to bring her boat through the weedy back channel that afternoon.

of Occurrences 7%

The wedding was to be very quiet not only because of Granny but because they were all very pitiful of Tony's still fresh grief, the more so because she bore it so bravely and quietly, anxious lest she cast any shadow upon the happiness of the others, especially that of Larry and Ruth.

with Occurrences 5%

"Hugh," he said, his eyes pitiful with fear, "youyou don't think Muriel Tredworth had anything to do with Henshaw's death?" Gifford turned away, and leaned on the mantelpiece.

as Occurrences 4%

Never did human eye behold a scene so pitiful as this dying man gazing on his destroyer, gasping to implore or to denounce him.

toward Occurrences 3%

You are so tender-hearted and pitiful toward animals.

at Occurrences 2%

I should not have considered this a forbidden topic, but her shyness became pitiful at any seeming approach to it.

over Occurrences 1%

The burning spot in the center of that distorted spine, which ought to have lifted Ruth up to a lovely woman, but had failed and sunk, and ever after ached bitterly as if with defeat, had made her pitiful over the pains of humanity: she could bear it, for there was something in her deeper than pain; but alas for those who were not thus upheld!

by Occurrences 1%

But more pitiful by far than the saddest of illusions is the sordid reality of a scene indelibly imprinted on my mental vision.

among Occurrences 1%

Prusias, the most pitiful among the pitiful princes of Asia, was delighted to grant the little favour which the Roman envoy in ambiguous terms requested; and, when Hannibal saw his house beset by assassins, he took poison.

about Occurrences 1%

" Thomas shut his eyes at 'im and began to talk pitiful about 'is money and the 'ard work 'e'd 'ad saving of it.

Which preposition to use with  pitiful