Usage examples for pathetic

  1. After a wild and melancholy symphony, a voice of more than magic expression swelled into an air so pathetic and tender, that it seemed to breathe the very soul of love. – A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe
  2. And the boy of those days for him was more pathetic than much that is known to the world as sorrow. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  3. Afterwards Madeline listened to the pathetic history of Olive's sorrow. – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  4. But it's rather pathetic really. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  5. There was something pathetic in the Vicomte's tone which touched Enguerrand's warm if light heart. – The Parisians, Book 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  6. I had also a good deal of hospital work, which to me was full of pathetic interest. – With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back by Edward P. Lowry
  7. The Man Without a Country would lose his pathetic appeal, or would at any rate lose much of it. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  8. O pale, pathetic Christ- I worship thee! – The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  9. Then she added with a pathetic sigh of bitterness: " My father would prefer it, I think. – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  10. He was a pathetic figure. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  11. It was " Ye banks and braes" this time, and when the pathetic old air was ended Salome sighed. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  12. Rather pathetic, I should say. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  13. Her sorrow is, I think, pathetic. – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  14. Her pathetic voice recalled him. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  15. Dickens was in his own time thought to be a master of the pathetic equally with the mirthful strain. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  16. It is a most pathetic case. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  17. Both of them looked rather pathetic. – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  18. Sometimes, she said, John's so gentle and pathetic that I want to cry. – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
  19. The withered bodies of the children seemed not nearly so pathetic! – The Title Market by Emily Post
  20. Suddenly their eagerness, their excitement, struck her as being pathetic. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly