Example sentences for: pathetically

How can you use “pathetically” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • But when she finds her tongue and protests the injustices of literature, in which "clever" girls are always depicted as superior to merely "good" ones, she's pathetically unconvincing.

  • Here's my nominee for worst movie of the year (complete category should be: "Worst Movie of the Year That Assumedly Adult Male Reviewers Slathered Over"): There's Something About Mary --a pathetically sophomoric, penis-obsessed mess that wouldn't even appeal to Larry Flynt!

  • As Saturday Night Live skits-turned-movies go, this one "makes The Blues Brothers look like Kurosawa" (Susan Wlosczyna, USA Today ). A three minute skit about two pathetically eager "delusional poseurs" (Tamara Ikenberg, the Baltimore Sun ) who'll do anything to get into the Roxbury nightclub, is now an hour and a half of the same, which wears thin by the end.

  • You can see it gathering steam in Surviving Picasso , the 1996 Merchant-Ivory film that views Picasso pathetically, through the unsympathetic eyes of his lover Françoise Gilot.

  • Africa's hungry children are both pathetically weak and astonishingly powerful.

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