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pathetic
used in
The Brothers Karamazov
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pathetic
Used in
The Brothers Karamazov
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  • And in such a voice, so reproachfully! I think she is awfully nice and pathetic.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Fyodor Pavlovitch got excited and pathetic, though it was perfectly clear to every one by now that he was playing a part again.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And now after four years the sensitive, injured and pathetic little orphan had become a plump, rosy beauty of the Russian type, a woman of bold and determined character, proud and insolent.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "And believe me, Dmitri Fyodorovitch," put in Nikolay Parfenovitch, in a voice of almost pathetic delight, "that every sincere and complete confession on your part at this moment may, later on, have an immense influence in your favor, and may, indeed, moreoveró" But the prosecutor gave him a slight shove under the table, and he checked himself in time.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This Lizaveta was a dwarfish creature, "not five foot within a wee bit," as many of the pious old women said pathetically about her, after her death.  (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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