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pathetic
used in Of Human Bondage

10 uses
  • She was a pathetic figure as she stepped out of the cab with the baby in her arms.
    91-92 — Chapters 91-92 (3% in)
  • He did not know in the least what had made him invent that pathetic story, but he was quite as unhappy as though it had been true.
    13-14 — Chapters 13-14 (25% in)
  • In her tight black dress, made by the dressmaker down the street, with her wrinkled face and pale tired eyes, her gray hair still done in the frivolous ringlets of her youth, she was a ridiculous but strangely pathetic figure.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (5% in)
  • She was so small and frail, there was something so pathetic in her old-maidish air, that Philip was touched.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (33% in)
  • The gray curls which she still wore in the fashion of her youth gave her a queer, pathetic look; and her little withered body was like an autumn leaf, you felt it might be blown away by the first sharp wind.
    31-32 — Chapters 31-32 (31% in)
  • Presently when her letters came his heart sank: he delayed opening them, for he knew what they would contain, angry reproaches and pathetic appeals; they would make him feel a perfect beast, and yet he did not see with what he had to blame himself.
    37-38 — Chapters 37-38 (33% in)
  • He felt remorseful because he had refused to see that she looked upon him with any particular feeling, and now these words in her letter were infinitely pathetic: I can't bear the thought that anyone else should touch me.
    49-50 — Chapters 49-50 (6% in)
  • Their eyes were haggard and grim; and notwithstanding the beastly lust that disfigured them, and the meanness of their faces, and the cruelty, notwithstanding the stupidness which was worst of all, the anguish of those fixed eyes made all that crowd terrible and pathetic.
    49-50 — Chapters 49-50 (47% in)
  • She had a wistful look which was infinitely pathetic.
    71-72 — Chapters 71-72 (87% in)
  • ...in his intricate style drew graceful little pictures of Cronshaw in the Latin Quarter, talking, writing poetry: Cronshaw became a picturesque figure, an English Verlaine; and Leonard Upjohn's coloured phrases took on a tremulous dignity, a more pathetic grandiloquence, as he described the sordid end, the shabby little room in Soho; and, with a reticence which was wholly charming and suggested a much greater generosity than modesty allowed him to state, the efforts he made to transport...
    85-86 — Chapters 85-86 (46% in)

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