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wretch
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Crime and Punishment
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  • And can you love such a mean wretch?
  • 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!

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  • Pity the poor wretch.
  • If you pay the blackmail, you will remain at the mercy of the unscrupulous wretch.

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