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Word: pathetic

Definition: causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching


Sentences Containing 'pathetic'

``A most earnest, pressing, and emphatic entreaty, addressed to you in the most pathetic tones of the voice so dear to you, that you well remember.''
The separation between her and her family was rather noisy than pathetic.
He applied it to every sentimental remark, and to every pathetic song.
Perhaps the most celebrated, as well as the most pathetic, of all the legends of the Mississippi.'
The history which he related to me of his lost son touched me to the quick; indeed, his griefs, hopes, and fears on that subject might furnish material for a most touching and pathetic poem.
No, she must have conceived some pathetic scene; she will come and throw herself between us; and what would be sublime here will there appear ridiculous.''
While all were, as has been said, observing him, suddenly from among the duennas and handmaidens the impudent and witty Altisidora lifted up her voice and said in pathetic tones: Give ear, cruel knight; Draw rein; where's the need Of spurring the flanks Of that ill-broken steed?
After Sarah was restored, we still had to break it to the other eight; and it produced various effects upon them of a most pathetic nature.
She was so pathetic in her sobbing and bewailing, that I felt as if I had said I don't know what to hurt her.
His bowed head, and her angel-face and filial duty, derived a more pathetic meaning from it than they had had before.

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