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PITY, n. A failing sense of exemption, inspired by contrast.


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This page presents the quote "PITY, n. A failing sense of exemption, inspired by contrast.". Author of this quote is Ambrose Bierce. This quote is about failing, failure, exemption, pity, inspired, contrast,.