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The Idiot
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  • "Orphans, poor orphans!" he began in a pathetic voice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He is quite a child, not to say a pathetic-looking creature.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Oh, don't put on that pathetic expression, and don't put your hand on your heart!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By this time Ardalion Alexandrovitch was quite intoxicated, and he kept his companion listening while he discoursed eloquently and pathetically on subjects of all kinds, interspersed with torrents of recrimination against the members of his family.  (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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