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  • adj. Obsolete form of pathetic.


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  • Tout ca pour dire que ce fut la plus duuuuuur periode de ma vie (c pathetique je vous l'accorde mais ma vie n'est en rien palpitante et je n'avais que mes pitites PS pour me tenir compagnie) .....

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  • "Concerto pathetique" (in F~ minor) and an extremely piquant and brilliant "Caprice on Hungarian Melodies."


  • How has the printing of the Concerto for 2 pianos (in E minor) [Concerto pathetique] progressed?


  • I hear an orchestration of the same "Concerto pathetique" spoken of, as having been produced in Moscow.


  • Still some slight alterations and amplifications in the "Concerto pathetique."


  • This drew from the Commissioners a shorter letter (Dec. 20), in which they disavowed any intention of disrespect, and assigned the gravity of the crisis as a reason why their expressions had been “more pathetique than ordinarily.”

    The Life of John Milton

  • EUGENE tchaikovsky; symphony no. 6 pathetique PH-25 JAPAN

    Social Media Firehose

  • "C'est triste mais pas de pathetique, n'est-ce pas?"

    Guy Fawkes' blog

  • PATHETIC Pronunciation: \pə-ˈthe-tik\ Function: adjective Etymology: Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French pathetique, from Late Latin patheticus, from Greek path? tikos capable of feeling, pathetic, from paschein (aor. pathein) to experience, suffer? more at pathos Date: 1598 1: having a capacity to move one to either compassionate or contemptuous pity 2: marked by sorrow or melancholy: sad 3: pitifully inferior or inadequate

  • * allume une clope apres le gros calin* (pathetique on croirait une groupie en manque)

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