Predicate: pity

Roleset id: pity.01 , to feel compassion; be sorry for, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pity.01: PITY-V NOTES: Frames file for 'pity' based on dictionary. Verbnet class 31.2. (from pity.01-v predicate notes) PITY-N NOTES: Roleset based on verb entry pity.01; Verbnet class 31.2. Framed by Claire. (from pity.01-n)


pity (n.)
pity (v.)


        Arg0-PPT: pitier (vnrole: 31.2-Experiencer)
        Arg1-PAG: thing pitied (vnrole: 31.2-Stimulus)

Example: Poor John

        Mary pitied John due to his new haircut.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: pitied
        Arg1: John

Example: Within LVC

        If you can do anything , PRO please have pity on us and help us . ''

        Argm-adv: If you can do anything
        Arg0: PRO
        Argm-dis: please
        Argm-lvb: have
        Rel: pity
        Arg1: on us

Example: All arguments

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        God died of his pity for man.

        Arg0: his
        Rel: pity
        Arg1: for man

Predicate: pitiful

Roleset id: pitiful.02 , appalling, sad, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pitiful.02: PITIFUL-J NOTES: Added automatically by Julia. Related to pity-v (from pitiful.01-j)


pitiful (j.)


        Arg1-PPT: pitiful entity


        Lipton looked across at Conroy, his expression pitiful.