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wretched
used in The Two Towers

8 uses
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Definition very bad, in various senses such as:
  • unfortunate or miserable
  • of poor quality
  • morally bad
  • "Yes, wretched we are, precious," he whined.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- The Taming of Smeagol (76% in)
wretched = unfortunate and miserable
  • Treebeard looked at him in his long slow way for several minutes, till the wretched man was squirming on the floor.
    3.9 -- Book 3 Chapter 9 -- Flotsam and Jetsam (87% in)
  • His eyes, filled with anger and disgust, were fixed on the wretched creature as he now began to move again, still whispering and hissing to himself.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- The Taming of Smeagol (67% in)
  • But what went on in his wretched heart between the pressure of the Eye, and the lust of the Ring that was so near, and his grovelling promise made half in the fear of cold iron, the hobbits did not guess: Frodo gave no thought to it.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Passage of the Marshes (70% in)
  • He is only a wretched gangrel creature, but I have him under my care for a while.
    4.4 -- Book 4 Chapter 4 -- Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (69% in)
  • ' 'The creature is wretched and hungry,' said Frodo, 'and unaware of his danger.
    4.6 -- Book 4 Chapter 6 -- The Forbidden Pool (27% in)
  • Frodo followed them, feeling very wretched.
    4.6 -- Book 4 Chapter 6 -- The Forbidden Pool (54% in)
  • ' said Faramir, looking at the wretched creature with a keen glance, but without any expression in his face either of anger, or pity, or wonder.
    4.6 -- Book 4 Chapter 6 -- The Forbidden Pool (59% in)

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