Can any one tell me how to use the word hamartia in everyday writing? I have searched a lot but failed to find any sentence using this word. Any help would be appreciated.
From what I understand, "hamartia" can be used more generally to refer to a tragic or fatal flaw. There is also a medical definition that seems to be about abnormal tissue growth (though it is not a tumour). So you could probably use "hamartia" when referring to a fatal flaw, but I suspect most people who have not studied medicine or Greek tragedies will not get the reference.
In conclusion: Don't do it (unless you want to completely confuse your audience).
I think example will work (since you insisted):
From Wikipedia http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamartia I quickly found two examples of usage:
In Greek tragedy, stories that contain a character with a hamartia often follow a similar blueprint. The hamartia, as stated, is seen as an error in judgment or unwitting mistake as applied to the actions of the hero.
protected by TimLymington Jun 12 '13 at 10:30
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