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used in The Iceman Cometh

8 uses
  • (pathetically) Somehow, I can't feel it's right for me to go, Hickey, even now.
    Act 3 (76% in)
  • JIMMY—(as if reminded of something—with a pathetic attempt at a brisk, no-more-nonsense air) Tomorrow, yes.
    Act 1 (49% in)
  • (as Jimmy stiffens with a pathetic attempt at dignity—placatingly) No, don't tell me, Jimmy.
    Act 1 (90% in)
  • (with pathetic boastful pride) But I've got it beat now.
    Act 2 (45% in)
  • Jimmy, on the other hand, is plainly drunk, but it has not had the desired effect, for beneath a pathetic assumption of gentlemanly poise, he is obviously frightened and shrinking back within himself.
    Act 2 (72% in)
  • (with a strange pathetic wistfulness) Do you know, Larry, I once had a sneaking suspicion that maybe, if the truth was known, you were my father.
    Act 3 (10% in)
  • HOPE—(with a pathetic attempt at his old fuming assertiveness) No, bejees!
    Act 3 (73% in)
  • (He pauses—then adds pathetically) On'y it was fun, kinda, me and Cora kiddin' ourselves—(Suddenly his face hardens with hatred.
    Act 4 (8% in)

There are no more uses of "pathetic" in The Iceman Cometh.

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