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In the Guildhall yard the cab would happen, if it happened at all, naturally and without any effect of bathos.THE INCREDIBLE HONEYMOONE. NESBIT
The arrangement of the words or clauses in a descending order is called anticlimax or bathos.ELEMENTARY GUIDE TO LITERARY CRITICISMF. V. N. PAINTER
To say that the morsels fetched their weight in gold would be the reverse of exaggeration—mere bathos.THE WOODLANDS ORCHIDSFREDERICK BOYLE
"The ghost of God," I answered, in what she must have thought a tone of bathos!THE LAST MIRACLEM. P. SHIEL
He is prone to eccentric flights, to bathos and absurdities.OLD TRAILS ON THE NIAGARA FRONTIERFRANK H. SEVERANCE
The bathos of this anti-climax to martyrdom was too grotesque.THE GREY WIG: STORIES AND NOVELETTESISRAEL ZANGWILL
The plot shows none of those alarming pieces of incongruity and bathos which have marred some of her stories.ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 84, OCTOBER, 1864VARIOUS
When balked by the subtlety of a competitor in trade, by their bathos they contrive to break a match.THE HINDOOS AS THEY ARESHIB CHUNDER BOSE
On another occasion he described the square as "the nation's last phase of artistic bathos."THE LIFE OF SIR RICHARD BURTONTHOMAS WRIGHT
Pictures of poets in garrets will soon not be understood; bathos will be at a premium!THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, VOL. 17, ISSUE 479, MARCH 5, 1831VARIOUS

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