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pathos
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a quality that arouses pity or sorrow
  • "Don't sit up, Dodo, you are so pale to-night: go to bed soon," said Celia, in a comfortable way, without any touch of pathos.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (35% in)
  • She would never have disowned any one on the ground of poverty: a De Bracy reduced to take his dinner in a basin would have seemed to her an example of pathos worth exaggerating, and I fear his aristocratic vices would not have horrified her.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (47% in)
  • But what we have to consider is not anybody's income—it's the souls of the poor sick people"—here Mr. Powderell's voice and face had a sincere pathos in them.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (59% in)
  • Her thought was not veined by any solemnity or pathos about the old man on the bed: such sentiments are easier to affect than to feel about an aged creature whose life is not visibly anything but a remnant of vices.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (96% in)
  • He was at present too ill acquainted with disaster to enter into the pathos of a lot where everything is below the level of tragedy except the passionate egoism of the sufferer.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (95% in)
  • His father was using that unfair advantage possessed by us all when we are in a pathetic situation and see our own past as if it were simply part of the pathos.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (33% in)
  • It is certainly trying to a man's dignity to reappear when he is not expected to do so: a first farewell has pathos in it, but to come back for a second lends an opening to comedy, and it was possible even that there might be bitter sneers afloat about Will's motives for lingering.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (89% in)

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