Example sentences for: pathos

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

  • By taking him and Carmela seriously, by making them neither monsters nor the butt of jokes, the writers grant them dignity and pathos.

  • 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.

  • The dead Jesus in his mother’s arms emphasizes the agony rather than the pathos portrayed by the Pietà in St. Peter’s in Rome (see page 61).

  • Recent articles in the New Republic , the Washington Post , and the New York Times milk the Alexander death-watch for pathos.

  • Lines such as "I am the self-consumer of my woes" have a distinction and force that need no propping up by the pathos of the life behind the writing.


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