more's the pity

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - more's the pity

"more's the pity"

it is sad;

it is a great pity or shame


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - more's the pity

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I hear that they are forcing Edna out of the company.

Colleague 2:  Really?  Why is that?

Colleague 1:  They say she is too old and not a vital member of the staff anymore.

Colleague 2More's the pity.  Edna's experience and wisdom has helped me incredibly.

Colleague 1:  I know. It is really sad.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - more's the pity

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Is Harry coming along today?

Friend 2:  He had a prior engagement.

Friend 1More's the pity. Harry is always so much fun to be around.

Friend 2:  What can we do? We'll just have fun anyways.

more's the pity - Usage:


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more's the pity - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for more's the pity.

more's the pity - Examples:

1)  We can't return to the idyll of Swallows And Amazons, more's the pity, but a new world is out there.

2)  It's one of many climaxes in a hugely entertaining show. The Anglo-American pop world has no equivalent to Lila Downs, more's the pity.

3)  ... but he lights up at some of the crazier stories that, more's the pity, will never make it to print, ...

4)  Economists don't talk like novelists, more's the pity, ...

5)  Popes don't publish' second editions' of Apostolic Exhortations. More's the pity.

6)  Puppet rabbits do not read out birthday messages anymore. More's the pity, I say.

7)  a "resignation speech" remains alien to our political culture. More's the pity

8)  Regrettably, his book is not a memoir. More's the pity, ...

9)  What Wilder did not encounter, more's the pity, was the repertoire of native church compositions from the 16th, 17th, and ...

10)  ... but we couldn't make the titles out -- more's the pity.

11)  We'll see a lot of it, more's the pity. The day a referee trusts his own judgment on a tight call instead of ...

12)  Kate O'Brien is not well known outside Ireland, more's the pity

13)  It won't be back next year and more's the pity, I say. Ratings aside, this show delivered me my magic TV moment ...

14)  More's the pity that whatever issues are happening behind the scenes, they've halted any progress.

15)  ... you will ever find yourself behind the wheel of this gem. More's the pity. 2015 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWDHandout, Acura.

16)  I didn't come across a single one. More's the pity.

17)  We were unable to continue this project in 2013-14, more's the pity.

18)  ... was dominated by labor party members who stacked into the audience - more's the pity. Labor turned what should have been a community event into a labor party PR ...

19)  And no one paid them very much attention. More's the pity, because what Pilati is doing is very clever, ...

20)  or any other alternative treatment at the drop of a hat. More's the pity, because it works.