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 Meanings and Examples of PATHOS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
pathos
 n.  tender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings
Classic Sentence:
1  At this picture of loveliness in distress, the pathos of which was heightened by the light touch with which it was drawn, a murmur of indignant sympathy broke from Trenor.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
2  He did not mind the entreaty, but the tone with its delicate note of pathos was like a reproach.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In X
3  It was but yesterday," rejoined the aged man, with touching pathos, "that the children of the Lenape were masters of the world.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
4  He thought of the magnificent pathos of his dead body.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
5  At last, George, sitting down beside the mourner, took her hand, and, with simple pathos, repeated the triumphant scene of her husband's death, and his last messages of love.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
6  The whole scene was an unutterable mixture of comedy and pathos.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
7  You said to me once that pathos left you unmoved, but that beauty, mere beauty, could fill your eyes with tears.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
8  "It is only the sacred things that are worth touching, Dorian," said Lord Henry, with a strange touch of pathos in his voice.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
9  "I wish I could love," cried Dorian Gray with a deep note of pathos in his voice.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
10  The pathos of this deplorable figure, with its innocent vanity and consequential air, touches Pickering, who has already straightened himself in the presence of Mrs. Pearce.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT II
11  Like all other music, it breathed passion and pathos, and emotions high or tender, in a tongue native to the human heart, wherever educated.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
12  And Mrs. Gummidge took his hand, and kissed it with a homely pathos and affection, in a homely rapture of devotion and gratitude, that he well deserved.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. THE BEGINNING OF A LONGER JOURNEY
13  Humor and pathos make it alive, and you have found your style at last.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-TWO
14  Again the instruments ended the tune; again they recommenced with as much fire and pathos as if it were the first strain.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
Example Sentence:
1  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.
2  The quiet tone of pathos that ran through the novel never degenerated into the maudlin or the overly sentimental.