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pathetic
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • An elderly man had come hurrying out of the cottage, banging the door behind him so that the dead snake swung pathetically.
  • "Pathetic, Weasley," said Snape, after a while.

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  • "It’s pathetic," said Hermione furiously, striding away from Ron as far as she could go and turning to face him with her arms folded once she had reached the wall.
  • I’ve seen you with Phlegm, hoping she’ll kiss you on the cheek every time you see her, it’s pathetic!
  • "You’re not pathetic and you’re not resigning!" said Harry fiercely, seizing Ron by the front of his robes.
  • It’s pathetic.
  • I’m pathetic.

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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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