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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • His outlook upon time was as a transient flash of the eye now and then: that projection of consciousness into days gone by and to come, which makes the past a synonym for the pathetic and the future a word for circumspection, was foreign to Troy.
  • "I shall not be your mistress much longer, shall I Gabriel?" she said, in pathetic tones.

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  • These somewhat pathetic evidences of a mind crazed with care and love were the subject of discourse in Warren’s malt-house when Oak entered from Casterbridge with tidings of sentence.

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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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