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Frankenstein
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  • I never saw a man in so wretched a condition.
  • The picture appeared a vast and dim scene of evil, and I foresaw obscurely that I was destined to become the most wretched of human beings.
  • During the whole of this wretched mockery of justice I suffered living torture.
  • I afterwards learned that, knowing my father’s advanced age and unfitness for so long a journey, and how wretched my sickness would make Elizabeth, he spared them this grief by concealing the extent of my disorder.
  • How kind and generous you are! every one else believes in her guilt, and that made me wretched, for I knew that it was impossible: and to see every one else prejudiced in so deadly a manner rendered me hopeless and despairing.
  • I relied on your innocence, and although I was then very wretched, I was not so miserable as I am now.
  • Thus I might proclaim myself a madman, but not revoke the sentence passed upon my wretched victim.
  • These events have affected me, God knows how deeply; but I am not so wretched as you are.
  • All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things!
  • You have made me wretched beyond expression.
  • If such lovely creatures were miserable, it was less strange that I, an imperfect and solitary being, should be wretched.
  • Increase of knowledge only discovered to me more clearly what a wretched outcast I was.
  • Wretched devil!
  • I learned from Werter’s imaginations despondency and gloom, but Plutarch taught me high thoughts; he elevated me above the wretched sphere of my own reflections, to admire and love the heroes of past ages.
  • Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you.
  • "What a place is this that you inhabit, my son!" said he, looking mournfully at the barred windows and wretched appearance of the room.
  • With new courage, therefore, I pressed on, and in two days arrived at a wretched hamlet on the seashore.
  • Hear him not; call on the names of William, Justine, Clerval, Elizabeth, my father, and of the wretched Victor, and thrust your sword into his heart.
  • Miserable himself that he may render no other wretched, he ought to die.
  • He had caused the best room in the prison to be prepared for me (wretched indeed was the best); and it was he who had provided a physician and a nurse.
  • He had come forth from the hands of God a perfect creature, happy and prosperous, guarded by the especial care of his Creator; he was allowed to converse with and acquire knowledge from beings of a superior nature, but I was wretched, helpless, and alone.
  • The whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me, until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons, I escaped to the open country and fearfully took refuge in a low hovel, quite bare, and making a wretched appearance after the palaces I had beheld in the village.
  • But I was doomed to live and in two months found myself as awaking from a dream, in a prison, stretched on a wretched bed, surrounded by jailers, turnkeys, bolts, and all the miserable apparatus of a dungeon.
  • "She most of all," said Ernest, "requires consolation; she accused herself of having caused the death of my brother, and that made her very wretched.

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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.

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