used for saying that you are disappointed about something
it’s a pity (that): It’s a pity we couldn’t stay longer in Boston.
it’s a pity to do something: It’s a pity to waste this food. Can you eat it?
(it’s a) pity about: It was a lovely wedding. Pity about the rain.
it seems a pity: It seems such a pity to be indoors in lovely weather like this.
a great pity: It was a great pity we couldn’t visit the Louvre.
what a pity (=that is a pity): ‘I couldn’t get any tickets for the game.’ ‘Oh, what a pity!’
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