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In the show, the joke is meant to be at Michael’s expense — look at this pathetic man, newly single and so desperate for love that he would settle for a woman he can’t even identify.
ASIAN WOMEN SAY HOLLYWOOD HAS FAILED THEM FOR DECADES. THEY’RE READY FOR MEANINGFUL CHANGE.SONIA RAOMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Tressan fell suddenly to groaning and wringing his hands a pathetic figure had it been less absurd.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The observer might well remain perplexed at the pathetic discord between human work and human wants.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
It is curious to note children's first manifestations of a sense of the pathetic and the comic as represented in art.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
He was fond of the pathetic, but the humorous moved him most, and his lively gifts were welcome wherever we went.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
In spite of his brilliant career, Bernadotte must ever remain one of the most pathetic figures in history.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
For some extraordinary reason the child imagined that he—well, if it were not pathetic, it would be funny.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
Long Jack was a prominent, but despite his joviality, it seems to me a pathetic figure.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
There was a pathetic hesitancy in her manner, the hesitancy of a weak woman who adheres to a purpose only by supreme effort.
DOPESAX ROHMER
Donny recognized the high, cracked, pathetic tones which had addressed him at the station.
A LOST HEROELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD AND HERBERT D. WARD

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