pathos

Definition: Quality of being able to evoke pity or sympathy

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The Development of the English Novel - By Wilbur Lucius Cross
...The effect of Dickens 's pathos has, during the lapse of a half-century, undergone change; it seems to be of a fanciful world far removed from the actual ....
The Spoils of Poynton - By Henry James
...It has insight and sympathy and pathos, humor, and some shrewd understanding of human nature scattered up and down its pages ....
Heroines of Fiction - By William Dean Howells
...Ill When some misgivings of the infallibility of Dickens 's wonderful powers began to insinuate themselves among his worshippers, certain of the more candid were inclined to own that he might err on the side of pathos, but held that on the side of humor really he was without sin ....
The Tree of Heaven - By May Sinclair
...And his appearance was incompatible with his pretensions to pathos ....
Jude the Obscure - By Thomas Hardy
...-- " Miss Carey has the gift of writing naturally and simply, her pathos true and unforced, and her conversations are sprightly and sharp . "...
The Magnificent Ambersons - By Booth Tarkington, Arthur William Brown, Doubleday, Page & Company, Country Life Press
...`` Surely you do n't want me to do pathos on a downtown corner ! "...
Moriah's Mourning - By Ruth McEnery Stuart
...Few surpass her In expressing the homely pathos of the poor and ignorant, while the humor of her stories Is quiet, pervasive, and suggestive ....
A Guide to the Best Fiction in English - By Ernest Albert Baker
...The pathos is a powerful indictment of this false code of honor ....
A Descriptive Guide to the Best Fiction, British and American - By Ernest Albert Baker, Baker
...Scenes of piercing pathos, society sketches of a humorous cast, and numerous minor characters sympathetically or satirically portrayed ....
The Flying Inn - By Gilbert Keith Chesterton
...I think my complaint is that he has no pathos ....
A Readers' Guide to Irish Fiction - By Stephen James Meredith Brown
...They tell of the romance and pathos that is hidden in lives that seem most commonplace ....
The Landlord at Lion's Head - By William Dean Howells
...Few surpass her in expressing the homely pathos of the poor ajul ignorant, while the humor of her stories is quiet, pervasive, and suggestive ....
Mackinac and Lake Stories - By Mary Hartwell Catherwood
...Few surpass her in expressing the homely pathos of the poor and ignorant, while the humor of her stories is quiet, pervasive, and suggestive ....
The Technique of Thomas Hardy - By Joseph Warren Beach
...At least they serve to guarantee the seriousness of the work, and to signalize it as of a late-Victorian order of pathos ....
The little regiment, and other episodes of the American civil war - By Stephen Crane
...-- " By humor and pathos of a healthy kind, and not a little literary skill, Mr. Pugh has given some very vivid pictures of poor London life ....
Mingo, and Other Sketches in Black and White - By Joel Chandler Harris
...A story of strange pathos and power ....
Silas Marner - By George Eliot, Robert Herrick
...There still remained the question whether I could command any pathos; and that was to be decided by the mode in which I treated Milly 's death ....