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pathos
(n)
PAY-thǝs
Meaning

piteousness; the quality of being touching, moving, or pathetic

1st Sample Sentence

When she told me the story of her sufferings, I was overcome by the pathos of it, and burst into tears.

Root

pathein (to suffer) (Greek)

Mnemonics

pathology is study of disease. this means pathos is related to disease. and you feel pity for the diseased PATHos. is a part of the word symPATHy. and you have sympathy for the people for whom you feel pity or who are in sorrow.

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