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pathetic
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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pathetic
Used in
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • Potter lifted his face and looked around him with a pathetic hopelessness in his eyes.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The congregation became more and more moved, as the pathetic tale went on, till at last the whole company broke down and joined the weeping mourners in a chorus of anguished sobs, the preacher himself giving way to his feelings, and crying in the pulpit.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is many and many a year since the hapless half-breed scooped out the stone to catch the priceless drops, but to this day the tourist stares longest at that pathetic stone and that slow-dropping water when he comes to see the wonders of McDougal's cave.  (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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