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pathetic
used in Washington Square

3 uses
  • The girl was sharply touched by the pathetic ring of the words; it was the most calculated, the most dramatic little speech the Doctor had ever uttered.
    Chapter 22 (88% in)
  • If Catherine was quiet, she was quietly quiet, as I may say, and her pathetic effects, which there was no one to notice, were entirely unstudied and unintended.
    Chapter 22 (47% in)
  • But I can't do the pathetic; I can't pump up tears, to look graceful, over the most fortunate thing that ever happened to her."
    Chapter 32 (31% in)

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