pathetically

All Adverb
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  • She thought it pathetically likely he might get the wish of his song. Cited from Bucky O'Connor, by William MacLeod Raine
  • Once she asked pathetically if there was no way in which she could help. Cited from The Altar Fire, by Arthur Christopher Benson
  • But it was as if he had been looking at her now so pathetically hard. Cited from The Great English Short-Story Writers, Vol. 1, by Various
  • It was pathetically like the re-union of a lost dog to its master. Cited from Charles Rex, by Ethel M. Dell
  • There were tears in the gray eyes that looked pathetically up into his. Cited from Beverly of Graustark, George Barr McCutcheon
  • He was growing pathetically pleased at having anyone with whom he could talk. Cited from The Four Pools Mystery, by Jean Webster
  • During the rest of her life she pathetically preserved the memory of her hero husband.
  • They seemed to be looking to me pathetically to save them. Cited from The Belfry, by May Sinclair
  • He knew his chances for that sort of thing were all too pathetically few. Cited from One Day, by Anonymous
  • There was no one, he said pathetically, who could take care of his poor wife as well as he could. Cited from The Cruise of the Snark, Jack London
  • She was pathetically anxious that I should see that he knew how. Cited from The Belfry, by May Sinclair
  • In her plain travelling dress, she turned and looked at him very pathetically. Cited from The Zeppelin's Passenger, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Rilla told herself pathetically that she felt years older than when she had left home that evening. Cited from Rilla of Ingleside, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • She dropped a plate as she laid the table, and stood pathetically looking at the pieces. Cited from Esther Waters, by George Moore
  • In this case character, though not significant totally, may be still significant pathetically. Cited from Talks to Teachers and Students, by William James
  • She raised her face, looking up to him pathetically. Cited from Fire-Tongue, by Sax Rohmer
  • She looked up at me very pathetically at first. Cited from A Fool and His Money, by G.B. McCutcheon
  • None of them has ever been away from home before, and they are pathetically homesick. Cited from The Outdoor Girls at the Hostess House, by Laura Lee Hope
  • The old woman turned away pathetically and shook her gray head. Cited from The Foolish Virgin, by Thomas Dixon
  • They were drawn up in a three-sided square, which looked pathetically small. Cited from South African Memories, by Lady Sarah Wilson
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Meaning of pathetically

  • adverb In a manner arousing sympathy and compassion
    the sick child cried pathetically
  • adverb Arousing scornful pity
    they had pathetically little money, it was pathetically bad