Example sentences for: pathos

How can you use “pathos” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Paintings that seem at first sight to be sober treatments of an enduring order turn out on closer inspection to have pockets of deep pathos or subtle humor.

  • A lot of the power of the paintings to compel astonishment or pathos has leaked away: Max Weber's fantasy painting of a New York department store (1915), once an icon of modernity, now seems quaint.

  • The screenwriter, Curtis, began his career with the hilariously acrid BBC sitcom Black Adder before writing The Tall Guy (1989) and Four Weddings and a Funeral --a movie that irked me, possibly because Grant passed up the alluringly neurotic Kristin Scott Thomas for the vapidly bovine Andie MacDowell, possibly because its dizzy romantic badinage was interrupted for easy pathos involving a fatal heart attack and other real-world calamities.

  • "There is a growing tendency in our society to medicalize problems that are not medical, to find psychopathology where there is only pathos," complain Kutchins and Kirk.

  • And yet, these sad-faced, cigar-munching Amos and Andy figures--which seem to date from the time when white actors yielded to black in those roles--have a racially ambiguous pathos.


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