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Definition of Tragedy

  • A dramatic poem, composed in elevated style, representing a signal action performed by some person or persons, and having a fatal issue; that species of drama which represents the sad or terrible phases of character and life.
  • A fatal and mournful event; any event in which human lives are lost by human violence, more especially by unauthorized violence.
  • drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity
  • an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

How to use tragedy in a sentence. Tragedy pronunciation.

She felt the tragedy in his words, and her voice shook as she spoke.
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But David and Mahommed fought along beside him, each determined that it must be all or none; and presently the terror-stricken fisherman who had roused the village, still shrieking deliriously, came upon them in a flat-bottomed boat manned by four stalwart fellaheen, and the tragedy of the bridge was over.
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But not the tragedy of Achmet the Ropemaker.
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ON THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET.
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He approached the Alexandrian with an assumption of dignity and a demeanor which testified to his formerly having taken part in the representations of tragedies in the theatres of great cities.
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Everybody carries within him his tragedy.
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Not long ago, when romanticism flourished in hearts and poetry, everybody carried his tragedy draped around him as a picturesque cloak; now it is carried still, but as a jagervest next to the skin.
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In this-in the acknowledged impotence of the human mind-lies the tragedy.
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It is seldom that the national characteristic reveals itself so playfully; it is more likely to lead to tragedy.
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Thus Bazarov, who seems intended for a great hero of tragedy, is not permitted to fight for his cause, nor even to die for it.
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The fear of a mother toward the son she loves is among the deepest tragedies of earth.
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The bewildered, helpless anguish of the parents, who cannot understand why the God they worship takes their son away from them, reaches the greatest climax of tragedy that I know of anywhere in the whole history of fiction.
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To read him is not only to be mentally stimulated, it is to be purified and ennobled; for though he never wrote a sermon in disguise, or attempted the didactic, the ethical element in his tragedies is so pervasive that one cannot read him without hating sin and loving virtue.
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The subject: the unfaithful wife and the whole resulting tragedy.
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The result is wholesale tragedy.
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The most interesting character in the book, apart from the hero, is Jurii, who might easily have been a protagonist in one of Turgenev's tragedies.
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All Russian war-literature, and there is much of it, points back to Tolstoi's "Sevastopol," where the great novelist stripped warfare of all its sentiment and patriotic glitter, and revealed its dull, sordid misery as well as its hellish tragedies.
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Nancy tried to feel glad, but she had little hope of any benefit to her brother from this close of a sordid tragedy.
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There is nothing that marks the born dramatist more unmistakably than this discovery of comedy in his own misfortunes almost in proportion to the pathos with which the ordinary man announces their tragedy.
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The Dark Lady most likely thought this side of him insufferably conceited; for there is no reason to suppose that she liked his plays any better than Minna Wagner liked Richard's music dramas: as likely as not, she thought The Spanish Tragedy worth six Hamlets.
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Examples of Tragedy

Example #1
Then I could make a better answer.
Example #2
I know my goal now.
Example #3
But not the tragedy of Achmet the Ropemaker.
Example #4
You've got to save yourself-let me splash along!
Example #5
But David and Mahommed fought along beside him, each determined that it must be all or none; and presently the terror-stricken fisherman who had roused the village, still shrieking deliriously, came upon them in a flat-bottomed boat manned by four stalwart fellaheen, and the tragedy of the bridge was over.
Example #6
Mahommed Hassan had vowed a vow in the river, and he kept it in so far as was seemly.