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Word: pathetic

Definition: causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching


Sentences Containing 'pathetic'

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.
Although there were good special effects, they stated it had a lack of good characters, found Baker's performance to be "below par", and criticised the "pathetic" Vardans.
He applied it to every sentimental remark, and to every pathetic song.
He further warned, Mandlenkosi Ncube of "New Zimbabwe", in an article titled "Why Shamuyarira makes me sick", referred to Shamuyarira as a "pathetic and shameless liar," a "sick individual – a Gukurahundi denier."
His bowed head, and her angel-face and filial duty, derived a more pathetic meaning from it than they had had before.
In response to detractors of his vocal abilities, LaBrie has said, "These people are pathetic and need to move on.
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.''
Nowadays in Eastern Europe you cannot get a film financed unless you have a pathetic and heartwarming ‘true story’ to tell about some poor lost refugee girls with matchsticks, who ended up as victims of war, famine and/or intolerance.
Perhaps the most celebrated, as well as the most pathetic, of all the legends of the Mississippi.'
She includes an editorial about her teacher, Mr. Larson, who had once been the teacher of the year, but had over time become completely pathetic.
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.
Shortly after the bombing of Oslo in the 2011 Norway attacks (when it still was believed the terrorist was an Islamist), Fjordman asked his regular readers at the "Gates of Vienna" blog to "remember" that Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was as much a "pathetic sucker for Islam as it is humanly possible to be" and his Labour/Socialist Left/Centre Party government “the most dhimmi appeasing of all Western governments (…) suicidal and cowardly”.
Similarly, Radivojević describes Serbian cinema as "...pathetic state financed films made by people who have no sense or connection to film, but are strongly supported by foreign funds.
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.
The separation between her and her family was rather noisy than pathetic.
These roles range from the comic Don Basilio in "Il barbiere di Siviglia" by Gioacchino Rossini to the pathetic Candy in "Of Mice and Men" by Carlisle Floyd.
What follows is a subtle cat and mouse game, by the end of which the children hope to get their voice heard. The film subtly speaks about the Children's rights to self governance and the pathetic attitude we adults have towards this issue.
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?
``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.''

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