One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The showdown was fierce as both of them employed the basic rules of the trade: ruthlessness, mercilessness, and pitilessness.’
- ‘He gazed down at Ataren with pitilessness building in his eyes.’
- ‘Their pitilessness for those in power is to be feared more than any usurper's greedy heart.’
- ‘The story is set in a sanguinary and sadistic age; but it leaves one with the sense that the Cossacks may ultimately have been unrivalled in their capacity for purely impulsive pitilessness, unlit by the faintest flickering of conscience.’
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