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pitiful (part of speech: adjective)
- " But I have tried to improve; I have worked very hard, I thought it would please you, and that you would be glad to find me different- and I am different," she added, with a sudden pathetic change in her voice. - "My Little Lady", Eleanor Frances Poynter.
- The letter, for it was much more than a note of invitation, was cordial, and in parts pathetic. - "The Late Mrs. Null", Frank Richard Stockton.
- Since half- past three had Rufus sat in the porch, blinking away positive sleep, with his pathetic face towards the road down which Master Swift must come. - "Jan of the Windmill", Juliana Horatia Ewing.