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  • He is quite a child, not to say a pathetic-looking creature.
  • 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.

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  • "Orphans, poor orphans!" he began in a pathetic voice.
  • Oh, don’t put on that pathetic expression, and don’t put your hand on your heart!

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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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