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  • His shirt studs were ostentatiously too large, but it was the pathetic ostentation of an heirloom, intricate pieces of old-fashioned workmanship, that had probably come to him through four generations, like his business.  (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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