Origin of pathetic
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And we can listen to the pathetic, creepy bravado of a former vice president, wrong on nearly every decision he made.
But this had to be one of the most pathetic presidential wardrobes in American history.From Auschwitz to the White House: One Tailor’s American Tale|Martin Greenfield|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Telling people that you knew her when would just be pathetic.
Fortunately, they are drawn from a pathetic preterite far beneath the contempt of our cultural elite.
Conning people into buying a book to prepare for an "Ebola apocalypse" is not just irresponsible, it's pathetic.
Lucy's pathetic tones, which were fast degenerating into sobs, were agreeably interrupted.Love Me Little, Love Me Long|Charles Reade
I tried to recall my theory, and to close my eyes to the pathetic beauty of the face before me; but it was altogether in vain.The Doctor's Dilemma|Hesba Stretton
The Arabian tale of Muléykeh is the most perfect and pathetic piece in the volume.An Introduction to the Study of Browning|Arthur Symons
That sense of caveat donor was perhaps their most pathetic characteristic.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete|Winston Churchill
The penetrating vibration of this rich and pathetic voice was a thing not easily to be forgotten.Sunrise|William Black