What does the word pathos mean?

Usage examples for pathos

  1. The tale, heart- breaking for beauty and for pathos, neared its close. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  2. But apart from the humor of the book, it is alive with human interest, and there is pathos as well. – A Prairie Infanta by Eva Wilder Brodhead
  3. Yet no one- Miles Madigan least of all- saw the pathos of my lot. – The Madigans by Miriam Michelson