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  • There was something pathetic in his concentration, as if his complacency, more acute than of old, was not enough to him any more.

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as in: Her pathetic look saddened us. Define
pitiful (arousing pity)
as in: a pathetic attempt to insult me Define
so bad it is laughable or contemptible -- possibly mixed with pity
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