Our ambitious activists of all stripes have just about sucked the last drop of pathos out of “raising awareness.”
And the disclosure that Abedin is pregnant added an overlay of pathos to the seamy tale.
His struggle to maintain his composure is what bathed the event in both drama and pathos.
"quality that arouses pity or sorrow," 1660s, from Greek pathos "suffering, feeling, emotion, calamity," literally "what befalls one," related to paskhein "to suffer," and penthos "grief, sorrow;" from PIE root *kwent(h)- "to suffer, endure" (cf. Old Irish cessaim "I suffer," Lithuanian kenčiu "to suffer," pakanta "patience").