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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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pathetic
Used in
The Death of Ivan Ilych
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  • His son had always seemed pathetic to him, and now it was dreadful to see the boy's frightened look of pity.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The look of hope with which Ivan Ilych watched the doctor out was so pathetic that Praskovya Fedorovna, seeing it, even wept as she left the room to hand the doctor his fee.  (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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