I cannot say why I felt so wildly wretched: it must have been temporary derangement; for there is scarcely cause.
I do hate him — I am wretched — I have been a fool!
I loved her long ago, and was wretched to lose her; but it is past.
It was not to amuse myself that I went: I was often wretched all the time.
I’m so wretched, you can’t help being sorry and pitying me.’
I inquired, perceiving that the wretched creature had no power to sympathize with his cousin’s mental tortures.
Now, that she’s dead, I see her in Hindley: Hindley has exactly her eyes, if you had not tried to gouge them out, and made them black and red; and her — " ’ "Get up, wretched idiot, before I stamp you to death!" he cried, making a movement that caused me to make one also.
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The children were taken into protective custody due to their wretched living conditions.
The photograph showed poor people in a wretched village in East Africa.