toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

pathos
used in
The Scarlet Letter

3 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition a quality that arouses pity or sorrow
  • Like all other music, it breathed passion and pathos, and emotions high or tender, in a tongue native to the human heart, wherever educated.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (63% in)
  • At times this deep strain of pathos was all that could be heard, and scarcely heard sighing amid a desolate silence.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (67% in)
  • But, throughout it all, and through the whole discourse, there had been a certain deep, sad undertone of pathos, which could not be interpreted otherwise than as the natural regret of one soon to pass away.
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (13% in)

There are no more uses of "pathos" in The Scarlet Letter.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Vocabulary.com®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®