What does the word pathos mean?

Usage examples for pathos

  1. 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
  2. Yet no one- Miles Madigan least of all- saw the pathos of my lot. – The Madigans by Miriam Michelson
  3. The tale, heart- breaking for beauty and for pathos, neared its close. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie