Usage examples for pathetic

  1. Suddenly their eagerness, their excitement, struck her as being pathetic – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  2. O pale, pathetic Christ- I worship thee! – The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. But it's rather pathetic really. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  6. The withered bodies of the children seemed not nearly so pathetic – The Title Market by Emily Post
  7. Her pathetic voice recalled him. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  8. Then she added with a pathetic sigh of bitterness: " My father would prefer it, I think. – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  9. 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
  10. He was a pathetic figure. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  11. Afterwards Madeline listened to the pathetic history of Olive's sorrow. – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Both of them looked rather pathetic – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  15. Sometimes, she said, John's so gentle and pathetic that I want to cry. – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
  16. 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
  17. Rather pathetic I should say. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  18. Her sorrow is, I think, pathetic – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  19. 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
  20. 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