Sentence Examples


  • How could anyone go so far as to seduce that pathetic woman, just to get close enough to terrorize his wife?
  • Pathetic! she snapped before she stormed away.
  • 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.
  • What they especially praise is the ethos or permanent moral level of his works as compared with those of the later "pathetic" school.
  • 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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