Tate Taylor: That was a very long and tragic day for the Aibileen character.
How tragic that one of her last acts as principal will reward someone who epitomizes that cowardice.
Mothers who kill their children are a tragic and yet perennial news sensation.
The Story Sisters weaves the tragic and the fantastic, but its at-times-bleak subject matter may not appeal to everyone.
How can things have reached this point of tragic inescapability?
For a moment there was silence, for the joke had taken a tragic turn.
These excepted, the only survivors of this tragic scene were Capts.
To go there at all was perhaps unwise; to go in September was for him a tragic mistake.
And before her, always, she saw the tragic women of the wards.
The tragic motive is thus, we observe, deprived of its point.
1540s, "calamitous, disastrous, fatal," shortened from tragical (late 15c.), modeled on Latin tragicus, from Greek tragikos "of or pertaining to tragedy," literally "of or pertaining to a goat," and probably referring to a satyr impersonated by a goat singer or satyric actor (see tragedy). Tragic flaw (1913) translates Greek hamartia.