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The Age of Innocence
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  • She struck Archer, of a sudden, as a pathetic and even pitiful figure.
  • To the boy, no doubt, the episode was only a pathetic instance of vain frustration, of wasted forces.

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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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