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- adj. pathetic
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pathetic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as pathetic.
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IV. i.195 (314,1) [I will think you the most pathetical break-promise] [W: atheistical] I do not see but that _pathetical_ may stand, which seems to afford as much sense and as much humour as _atheistical_.
 Lucian in that pathetical love passage, or pleasant description of Jupiter's stealing of
 Julius Scaliger was so much affected with poetry, that he brake out into a pathetical protestation, he had rather be the author of twelve verses in
Helen was so besotted, that he esteemed himself the happiest man in the world if he might enjoy her, and to that purpose kneeled down, and made his pathetical prayers unto the gods.
Stayj-lites go dark, spotlite on Oliver Kitn so he kin sing pathetical, wynee song abowt hims sad lil orfin lyfe.
I don't want to be pathetical, but President Klaus represents so much to us in the Central Europe like Maggie Thatcher to people in the West.
For variety bestows upon fable all that is pathetical, unusual, and surprising, and thereby makes it more taking and graceful; whereas what is void of variety is unsuitable to the nature of fable, and so raiseth no passions at all.
I reject the sort of dancing which is called Pyladean from Pylades, because it is full of pomp, very pathetical, and requires a great many persons; but if we would admit any of those sorts that deserve those encomiums which
Sweet invocation of a child; most pretty and pathetical!
And then, having finished this pathetical little story of his misfortune, Mr. Mollett senior finished his glass of toddy.
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