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pathetic
used in
The Mill on the Floss
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pathetic
Used in
The Mill on the Floss
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  • "Mrs. Gray has sent home my new bonnet, Bessy," said Mrs. Pullet, in a pathetic tone, as Mrs. Tulliver adjusted her cap.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is a pathetic sight and a striking example of the complexity introduced into the emotions by a high state of civilization, the sight of a fashionably dressed female in grief.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He's got a wonderful memory, Pullet has," she continued, looking pathetically at her sister.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "But it's all o' no use, you know, Bessy," said Mrs. Pullet, holding her head on one side, and fixing her eyes pathetically on her sister, "if your husband makes away with his money.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a pathetic attempt to insult me
as in: Her pathetic look saddened us.
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