The popularity of a public servant is always in danger of a tragical end if he lives long enough.
It is tragical to be deformed, it is tragical to have an intellect too great for people to understand.
This tragical scene was now converted into a sudden scene of joy.
In spite of all this choice, another victim is picked by tragical chance.
The dogs were driven off, and even as they took him to the house he told his story, and a tragical story it was.
And it was pleasant to think of him, because he was a new distraction from tragical memories.
Kyd's style justifies Nash's description, "whole handfulls of tragical speeches" and "a blank verse bodged up with ifs and ands."
No vice is too filthy, no crime too tragical for the drunkard.
He went on making a mock and a burlesque of her tragical hallucination till she laughed with him at last.
And she was tragical only in the sense that she was great, for she loved to play on the side of Victory.
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.