PATHETIC in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PATHETIC
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pathetic
 a.  causing sadness, compassion, or pity
Classic Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
1  There had been something helpless and pathetic in that still face which had accused her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
2  A photograph of a forest clearing: pathetic new furrows straggling among stumps, a clumsy log cabin chinked with mud and roofed with hay.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
3  Carol had noted Mrs. Dillon dragging past the house during a bridge of the Jolly Seventeen, looking in with pathetic lips at the splendor of the accepted.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
4  Rather pathetic: rich man poking around and trying to be useful.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  His look never changed throughout the whole of the scene, nor did a muscle move in his rigid countenance, even at the wildest or the most pathetic parts of the lamentation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
6  They would sometimes sing the most pathetic sentiment in the most rapturous tone, and the most rapturous sentiment in the most pathetic tone.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
7  Haley began a pathetic recital of his peculiar troubles.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
8  And, with this pathetic benediction, the assembly dispersed.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
9  He would listen to the most pathetic appeals with the most discouraging politeness and equanimity.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
10  He did not understand the words, of course; but the music and manner of singing appeared to affect him strongly, especially when St. Clare sang the more pathetic parts.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
11  St. Clare threw a deep and pathetic expression into the words; for the shadowy veil of years seemed drawn away, and he seemed to hear his mother's voice leading his.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
12  Anna Mikhaylovna indicated by her attitude her consciousness of the pathetic importance of these last moments of meeting between the father and son.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIII
13  There was something particularly pathetic and resolute in her face today.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XV
14  The mistress rocked and hushed her baby and when anyone came into the cellar asked in a pathetic whisper what had become of her husband who had remained in the street.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV
15  All this naked white human flesh, laughing and shrieking, floundered about in that dirty pool like carp stuffed into a watering can, and the suggestion of merriment in that floundering mass rendered it specially pathetic.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V
Example Sentence:
1  I refused to go along with their pathetic charade.
2  The animal gave a pathetic little whimper.
3  Human nature is the most pathetic: we always dream of the horizon of a wonderful rose garden, not to enjoy today in our window open rose.
4  The small group of onlookers presented a pathetic sight.
5  It's pathetic to see fifty-year-old rock stars prancing around on stage as if they were still teenagers.
6  The old, rather shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic.
7  A half-starved dog lay in the corner, whimpering pathetically.