Pathetic sentence example

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  • It is a pathetic record.
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  • The glow and the glamour of the Crusades disappear save for the pathetic sunset splendours of St Louis, as Dandolo dies, and gallant Villehardouin drops his pen.
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  • There was a pathetic expression of sorrow, prayer, and hope in it.
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  • There was something particularly pathetic and resolute in her face today.
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  • It is amusing and pathetic to see Helen with her dolls.
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  • The pathetic song of "Lochaber no more" was written by Allan Ramsay.
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  • Love, in the form of pathetic sentiment rather than of irregular passion, is the chief motive of his pieces.
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  • Augustine's explanation of its fall passes in review not only the calamities of Roman history - combined with a pathetic perception of its greatness, - but carries the survey back to the origin of evil at the creation.
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  • But he has left nothing more graceful, naïve and pathetic than his early memories in Praeterita - a book which must rank with the most famous "Confessions" in any literature.
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  • This is truly pathetic, not to say hypocritical.
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  • There he wrote the best known of all his verses, the pathetic Jeune captive, a poem at once of enchantment and of despair.
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  • When woken this morning the pathetic creature opted for a lie-in.
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  • And they're intelligent thinking people -- not idiotic, useless, pathetic dumbos as the media likes to portray them!
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  • Bede has the artist's instinct of proportion, the artist's sense for the picturesque and the pathetic. His style too, modelled largely, in the present writer's opinion, on that of Gregory in the Dialogues, is limpid and unaffected.
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  • Especially in this last he shows a tendency to epigram and often uses humorous and pathetic expressions.
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  • In language, and perhaps in style and manner, it is akin to the tenth; while the twenty-fourth is in the pathetic vein of the ninth, and like it serves to bring out new aspects of the character of Achilles.
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  • About Bob, the pages flutter down, in a pathetic little snow flurry.
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  • Observers of celebrity crisis cringe at the pathetic attempts to seek a safe bolt hole.
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  • Announcements about this or anything else over the pathetic sound system were completely inaudible.
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  • He seemed so pathetic, an unconscious man tied to a radiator.
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  • But he has left nothing more graceful, naïve and pathetic than his early memories in Praeterita - a book which must rank with the most famous "Confessions" in any literature.
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  • 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.
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  • He seemed altogether so thin, small, and pathetic.
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  • When they are a pathetic shambles compared to what they could be, I suffer.
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  • Not having your first date by the time you're 13 is NOT pathetic, at all.
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  • As many a waiter and waitress are only to happy to share, there are plenty of sordid tales involving massive orders of food, unpleasant personalities and pathetic tips to top it all off.
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  • Williams then struck back, stating that Omarosa should look into getting some Botox for her wrinkles and that "Omarosa wished she had my career…," adding that she was a "…delusional, D-List, pathetic woman."
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  • There are a multitude of words to describe her behavior, one of them being pathetic.
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  • Pathetic! she snapped before she stormed away.
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  • He was totally engrossed in games with a threadbare and rather pathetic looking little beanbag which had just the one eye.
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  • For various reasons, sales of DAB digital radios have been pathetic - especially compared to successful products like DVD!
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  • Of course there may be pathetic emotional excuses for the act.
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  • I've always been a big fan of the pathetic fallacy, unlike Ruskin, who coined the term.
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  • There followed the pathetic interlude of the Children's Crusade in 1212.
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  • And finally the " they haven't visited argument " is frankly pathetic.
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  • I started to see the first Christmas things at the end of October which is absolutely pathetic.
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  • Let's hear it all again you useless bunch of pathetic deluded prats!
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  • But his attempt at a point-by-point rebuttal was dishonest in the extreme and, frankly, pathetic.
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  • Those with living livestock hurried about tending the pathetic remnants of their herds with cloth over their noses to keep out the smell.
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  • By 1948, the buildings had " become pathetic travesties of the original design ", as Walter Ison sadly noted.
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  • Some of the auditions were hilarious, others downright pathetic.
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  • What they especially praise is the ethos or permanent moral level of his works as compared with those of the later "pathetic" school.
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  • Maria Theresa had undoubtedly an instinctive histrionic sense of the perspective of the theatre, and could adopt the appropriate attitude and gesture, passionate, dignified or pathetic, required to impress those she wished to influence.
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  • When his state had passed the ordinance of secession he resigned his seat, and his speech on the 21st of January was a clear and able statement of the position taken by his state, and a most pathetic farewell to his associates.
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  • History There is something almost pathetic in the childish wonder and delight with which mankind in its earlier phases of civilization gathered up and treasured stories of strange animals from distant lands or deep seas, such as are recorded in the Physiologus, in Albertus Magnus, and even at the present day in the popular treatises of Japan and China.
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  • In a pathetic speech to his children on his deathbed, he bitterly lamented his youthful offence in opposing the prophet, although Mahomet had forgiven him and had frequently affirmed that "there was no Mussulman more sincere and steadfast in the faith than `Amr."
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  • How could anyone go so far as to seduce that pathetic woman, just to get close enough to terrorize his wife?
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  • The building had "become a pathetic travesty of the original design," as Walter Ison sadly noted.
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  • Put your pathetic selves out of misery and end the charade already.
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  • Make sure your kid gets a better education than you seem to have, with your pathetic attempts at moral equivalence.
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  • This pathetic attempt at stirring up sectarian hatred is the purest evidence yet of your desperation - Anyway, I thought you'd won?
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  • And diving in World Cup games is utterly pathetic.
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  • I haven't seen you looking pale yet - I should think you might look rather pathetic!
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  • In the visitors ' room she tells him he looks pathetic dressing younger than his age.
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  • Beneath a rather shoddy canopy, a pathetic looking child.
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  • If it were not so unprincipled and shameful it would be laughable and pathetic.
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  • And what's with your pathetic vendetta against Wire readers?
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  • Apparently, the dinosaurs let out a pathetic whimper before they became extinct.
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  • And what 's with your pathetic vendetta against Wire readers?
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  • Angela is frequently naked, writhing around in a weak, pathetic state.
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  • She will say yes, but I will be scared because it would be my first girlfriend and my first date (which is pathetic because I am 13).
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  • It was so pathetic.
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  • Some of his finest tragedies were written for her, but her repertoire was not confined to them, and many an indifferent play - like Thomas Corneille's Ariane and Comte d'Essex - owed its success to "her natural manner of acting, and her pathetic rendering of the hapless heroine."
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  • Nor is he less successful when recording pathetic events, for his stories of certain martyrdoms, and of the execution of Mary queen of Scots, are told with exquisite feeling and in language of well-restrained emotion.
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  • I hear what you are saying about feeling like you think you sound pathetic etc.. .
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  • Mr. Jefferson's, beautiful, pathetic representation quite carried me away with delight.
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  • The count is pathetic, they say.
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  • Of more pathetic interest is the Schillerhaus, in the Schillerstrasse, containing the humble rooms in which Schiller lived and died.
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  • After the overthrow of the Scottish accomplices in this notable project, Mary poured forth upon Elizabeth a torrent of pathetic and eloquent reproach for the many wrongs she had suffered at the hands of her hostess, and pledged her honour to the assurance that she now aspired to no kingdom but that of heaven.
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  • Do you find people principally pathetic or absurd, would you say?
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  • Erik would not have been a sufficiently pathetic operatic tenor if his claim on Senta had been less complete.
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  • For Godoy the king had an unaffected liking, and the lifelong favour he showed him is almost pathetic. When terrified by the French Revolution he turned to the Inquisition to help him against the party which would have carried the reforming policy of Charles III.
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  • It is pathetic and yet inspiring to study the development of Presbyterianism in France; pathetic because it was in a time of fierce persecution that the French Protestants organized themselves into churches, and inspiring, because it showed the power which scriptural organization gave them to withstand incessant, unrelenting hostility.
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  • The custom of dwelling, for part of the day at least, in booths, is still kept up by orthodox Jews, who have temporary huts covered with branches erected in their courtyards, and those who are not in possession of a house with a backyard often go to pathetic extremes in order to fulfil the law by making holes in roofs, across which branches are placed.
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  • On her monument at Bromley he placed an inscription extolling the charms of her person and of her manners; and when, long after her decease, he had occasion to mention her, he exclaimed with a tenderness half ludicrous, half pathetic, "Pretty creature !"
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  • Wessel, who up to that time had only been known as the president of a club of wits, immediately wrote Love without Stockings (1772), in which a plot of the most abject triviality is worked out in strict accordance with the rules of French tragedy, and in most pompous and pathetic Alexandrines.
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  • He is an earnest, sometimes stern and sometimes pathetic, preacher of righteousness, who despises the mere graces of style and the subtleties of an abstruse logic. He has no patience with mere antiquarian study of the Stoical writers.
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  • His disciple, the famous Pharisee 11vleir, remained his steadfast friend, and his efforts to reclaim his former master are among the most pathetic incidents in the Talmud.
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  • It has been well said that in the writings of Juhani Aho can be traced all the idiosyncrasies which have formed the curious and pathetic history of Finland in recent years.
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  • Through the dream the living was put into communication with the dead, which sometimes embodied itself in peculiar and pathetic literary forms, such as the Icelandic dream-verses imparted by the spirits of those who had been lost at sea or overwhelmed by the snow; and a whole series of steps leads up from necromancy to prophecy and oracle, .?
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  • It had a flourishing school of painting in the 4th century, of which the most famous representation was Aristides, who excelled in pathetic subjects.
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  • The subjects of Longfellow's poetry are, for the most part, aspects of nature as influencing human feeling, either directly or through historical association, the tender or pathetic sides and incidents of life, or heroic deeds preserved in legend or history.
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  • The third and fourth volumes preserve the register of his deeds and words from 1870 to 1885; they contain, among other things memorable, the nobly reticent and pathetic tribute to the memory of the two sons, Charles (1826-1871) and Francois (1828-1873), he had lost since their common return from exile.
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  • The unfinished poems, Dieu and La Fin de Satan, are full to overflowing of such magnificent work, such wise simplicity of noble thought, such heroic and pathetic imagination, such reverent and daring faith, as no other poet has ever cast into deathless words and set to deathless music. Les Jumeaux, an unfinished tragedy, would possibly have been the very greatest of his works if it had been completed on the same scale and on the same lines as it was begun and carried forward to the point at which it was cut short for ever.
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  • Of later times there are Droplaug's Sons' Saga (997-1007), written probably about I i io, and preserved in the uncouth style of the original (a brother's revenge for his brother's death is the substance of it; Brandkrossa pattr is an appendix to it), and the tales of Thorstein Hall of Side's Son (c. 1014) and his brother Thidrandi (c. 996), which belong to the cycle of Hall o' Side's Saga, unhappily lost; they are weird tales of bloodshed and magic, with idyllic and pathetic episodes.
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  • Todar (who was not, as formerly supposed, Akbar's finance minister, the celebrated Raja 'radar Mall) was his attached friend, and a beautiful and pathetic poem' by Tulsi on his death is extant.
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  • 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.
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  • Prince Vasili, who having obtained a new post and some fresh decorations was particularly proud at this time, seemed to him a pathetic, kindly old man much to be pitied.
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  • Ovid (Herotides, 5) gives a pathetic description of Oenone's grief when she found herself deserted.
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  • He has left a pathetic account of the extraordinary accomplishments of his son Richard, who died before he was six years old, and of a daughter Mary, who lived to be twenty, and probably wrote most of her father's Mundus muliebris (1690).
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  • As queen of Prussia she commanded universal respect and affection, and nothing in Prussian history is more pathetic than the dignity and unflinching courage with which she bore the sufferings inflicted on her and her family during the war between Prussia and France.
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  • The contrast is marked by the humour which seems to combine a cynical view of human folly with a deeply pathetic sense of the sadness and suffering of life.
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  • Interest is confined to the actions, passions, sufferings and joys of human life, to its pathetic, tragic, humorous and sentimental incidents.
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  • Border traditions and folklore, and the picturesque, pathetic and stirring incidents of which the country was so often the scene, appealed strongly to James Hogg ("the Ettrick Shepherd"), John Wilson ("Christopher North"), and John Mackay Wilson (1804-1835), whose Tales of the Borders, published in 1835, long enjoyed popular favour.
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  • Demosthenes gained an overwhelming victory for himself and for the honour of Athens in the most finished, the most splendid and the most pathetic work of ancient eloquence - the immortal oration "On the Crown."
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  • Hermann, who became a monk of the famous abbey of Reichenau, is at once one of the most attractive and one of the most pathetic figures of medieval monasticism.
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  • When Pierre reached the fire and heard Platon's voice enfeebled by illness, and saw his pathetic face brightly lit up by the blaze, he felt a painful prick at his heart.
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  • In 1818 she addressed a pathetic letter to the powers assembled at the congress of Aix, petitioning for Napoleon's release, on the ground that his mortal illness had removed any possibility of his ever again becoming a menace to the world's peace.
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  • A brilliant and pathetic relic of the close of the medieval period exists in the Love Letters addressed in 1498 by Ingrid Persdotter, a nun of Vadstena, to the young knight Axel Nilsson.
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  • The ceremony had been full of significance in 28 B.C., and now more than forty years later it was given a pathetic interest by Augustus himself.
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