Do we accept the following sentences?

1 The beggar seemed / looked / was very pitiful.

2 They felt pitiful to the beggar.

 

Thanks. 

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Hi, bear_bear,

Sentence (1) is OK, but (2) is not -- assuming you are trying to say what I think you are trying to say in (2). You can say:

(2a) They pitied the beggar.
(2b) They felt bad for the beggar.

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