The painting evoked pathos in the viewer because it showed a dead child.
The obstinacy of her response was made clear by her stubborn tone.
The runner treasured his race number as an emblem of victory.
The ostentatious display of wealth made visitors uncomfortable because it they were used to elegance, not vulgarity.
Proponents of the new law sought to mitigate opposition by compromising on certain policies.
The plausibility of her statement was supported by the evidence she offered.