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pathetic
used in
Brave New World
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pathetic
Used in
Brave New World
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  • Helmholtz had been restless throughout the entire scene; but when, pathetically mimed by the Savage, Juliet cried out: "Is there no pity sitting in the clouds, That sees into the bottom of my grief? O sweet my mother, cast me not away: Delay this marriage for a month, a week; Or, if you do not, make the bridal bed In that dim monument where Tybalt lies " when Juliet said this, Helmholtz broke out in an explosion of uncontrollable guffawing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Straight from the depths of a non-existent heart, "My friends, my friends!" said the Voice so pathetically, with a note of such infinitely tender reproach that, behind their gas masks, even the policemen's eyes were momentarily dimmed with tears, "what is the meaning of this?  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: Her pathetic look saddened us.
as in: a pathetic attempt to insult me
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