Pity, Jane, from some people is a noxious and insulting sort of tribute, which one is justified in hurling back in the teeth of those who offer it; but that is the sort of pity native to callous, selfish hearts; it is a hybrid, egotistical pain at hearing of woes, crossed with ignorant contempt for those who have endured them.
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She drives a hybrid that can use electricity or gasoline.
Hybrids are especially efficient for taxi cabs that spend a lot of time in stop and go traffic.