Origin of pathetic
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How to use pathetic in a sentence
The SEC’s statement Friday that it is looking “to identify potential wrongdoing” offered a wonderful little window into the regulators’ pathetic performance in recent decades.
Putin’s reconstructed Chekist state, with all its irradiated and immolated and bullet-strewn corpses, suddenly seemed ridiculous and pathetic.Alexey Navalny Is Succeeding Where Putin's Other Opponents Have Failed. Why?|Michael Weiss|January 27, 2021|Time
At what point does women being crass, loud, manish… unashamedly common and pathetically hungover [become] remotely humorous?
Has anyone else noticed how pathetically frightened the Republican Party is that Obamacare just might succeed?
The priorities were terribly and pathetically misplaced as they are at too many American universities.Joe Paterno Was a Dictator: Penn State Deserved Its Punishment|Buzz Bissinger|July 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It cheats and it sweats and it eviscerates and procrastinates and it comes up pathetically short in almost every area.
I was always "too drunk" or "had to get up early" or—pathetically—"was injured during rugby."
All these painful early experiences are told very pathetically in "Le Petit Chose."The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
He was always pathetically anxious to impress on us that he had given a good deal of pain.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
Miss Breeze, who was rather pathetically dressed for church in all her best clothes, looked anxiously down at her friend.Happy House|Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
The king had once said pathetically: 'It is only M. Turgot and I who love the people.'Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3)|John Morley
Rosie swallowed quite pathetically and blinked her eyes toward the ceiling.The Rosie World|Parker Fillmore