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wretched
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

6 uses
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Definition
very bad
in various senses, including:
  • unfortunate or miserable — as in "wretched prisoners sleeping on the cold floor"
  • of poor quality — as in "wretched roads"
  • morally bad — as in "The wretched woman stole his wallet.
  • But pity stayed him, and though he kept the ring, in which his only hope lay, he would not use it to help him kill the wretched creature at a disadvantage.
    Prologue (79% in)
  • He was altogether wretched.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (58% in)
  • Wretched fool!
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (75% in)
  • In any case we did not kill him: he is very old and very wretched.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (80% in)
  • It is wretched for us all, but it is no use your trying to keep me.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- A Conspiracy Unmasked (55% in)
  • I don't ever remember feeling so wretched.'
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (13% in)

There are no more uses of "wretched" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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