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pathos

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Definition a quality that arouses pity or sorrow
  • The novel triumphs with humor and pathos.
pathos = a quality that arouses pity or sorrow
  • The film captured all the pathos of their situation and brought tears to my eyes.
  • pathos = sorrow
  • Without the pathos of the doomed boy, we have a picture of farming and merchant shipping with no narrative or thematic power.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • pathos = a quality that arouses pity or sorrow
  • "The Psalms of David, in sublimity, beauty, pathos, and originality, or in one word poetry, are superior to all the odes, hymns, and songs in any language," he told Jefferson.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • pathos = 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.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • pathos = a quality that arouses pity or sorrow
  • ...and the inexpressible pathos of his life found expression in these songs as I had never before felt it.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • pathos = a quality that arouses pity or sorrow
  • They put up bail money, installed him in an alcoholics' sanitarium, and proceeded to wring all the pathos from the story they could: This newspaper does not believe that Ira Hayes should spend a night in jail.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • pathos = a quality that arouses pity or sorrow
  • At times this deep strain of pathos was all that could be heard, and scarcely heard sighing amid a desolate silence.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • pathos = quality that arouses pity or sorrow
  • 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.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • pathos = sorrow
  • An unsought pathos came hand in hand with awe.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister's Black Veil
  • pathos = a quality that arouses pity or sorrow
  • Humor and pathos make it alive, and you have found your style at last.
    Alcott, Louisa May  --  Little Women
  • But the boy seemed to feel some of the pathos of the moment...
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  A Millionaire of Yesterday
  • And there is a pathos in that memory, for the poor fellow never went to sea again after all.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Mirror of the Sea
  • One prisoner of fifteen years had scratched verses upon his walls, and brief prose sentences—brief, but full of pathos.
    Twain, Mark  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • Who can read that passage, and be insensible to its pathos and sublimity?
    Douglass, Frederick  --  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave
  • Meanwhile he walked familiar streets, merry reminiscences crowding round him, sad ones also, both with the same surprising pathos.
    Stevenson, Robert Louis  --  Tales and Fantasies
  • At times this deep strain of pathos was all that could be heard, and scarcely heard sighing amid a desolate silence.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He did not mind the entreaty, but the tone with its delicate note of pathos was like a reproach.
    Chopin, Kate  --  The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
  • Other of his shorter poems are full of a simple pathos and gentle humor.
    Marshall, H.E.  --  English Literature For Boys And Girls
  • The pathos of this thing touched him.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Yellow Crayon

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