If only I’d known what happened then at the police station and that some wretch…. had insulted him with this suspicion!
That is why you weighed their words…. h’m…. certainly, I agree, Porfiry’s tone was rather strange, and still more that wretch Zametov!
You are a feeble, nervous wretch, and a mass of whims, you’re getting fat and lazy and can’t deny yourself anything—and I call that dirty because it leads one straight into the dirt.
She hasn’t been out of this room: she came straight from you, you wretch, and sat down beside me, everyone saw her.
But I am a coward and…. a mean wretch.
He is the father of the fatherless, he is merciful, he’ll protect us, you’ll see, and that wretch of a general….
I am a beggarly contemptible wretch, contemptible!
You see, honoured sir, these orphans of good family—I might even say of aristocratic connections—and that wretch of a general sat eating grouse…. and stamped at my disturbing him.
Katerina Ivanovna rose from her chair, and with a stern and apparently calm voice (though she was pale and her chest was heaving) observed that "if she dared for one moment to set her contemptible wretch of a father on a level with her papa, she, Katerina Ivanovna, would tear her cap off her head and trample it under foot."
Probably "taking his cue" from Luzhin, "that contemptible wretch Lebeziatnikov had not turned up either.
) "Let that wretch of a general see it!
"It’s not your revolver, it belonged to Marfa Petrovna, whom you killed, wretch!
There are no more uses of "wretch" in the book.
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Pity the poor wretch.
If you pay the blackmail, you will remain at the mercy of the unscrupulous wretch.