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pathos
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

3 uses
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Definition
a quality that arouses pity or sorrow
  • He so worked upon his feelings with the pathos of these dreams, that he had to keep swallowing, he was so like to choke; and his eyes swam in a blur of water, which overflowed when he winked, and ran down and trickled from the end of his nose.
    Chapter 3 (73% in)
  • But the pathos, the lesson, the moral of the great spectacle were lost upon the boy; he only thought of the conspicuousness of the principal character before the on-looking nations; his face lit with the thought, and he said to himself that he wished he could be that child, if it was a tame lion.
    Chapter 5 (62% in)
  • "I reckon I ain't dressed fitten for a pirate," said he, with a regretful pathos in his voice; "but I ain't got none but these."
    Chapter 13 (86% in)

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