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pathetic
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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  • It was terribly pathetic.
  • Her death has all the pathetic uselessness of martyrdom, all its wasted beauty.

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  • I should like to have something more of her than the memory of a few kisses and some broken pathetic words.

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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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