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wretch
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The Idiot
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  • I remember being told of a poor wretch I once knew, who had died of hunger.
  • But in the case of an execution, that last hope—having which it is so immeasurably less dreadful to die,—is taken away from the wretch and certainty substituted in its place!
  • ’You old wretch!’
  • "Do you wish me to beg pardon of this creature because she has come here to insult our mother and disgrace the whole household, you low, base wretch?" cried Varia, looking back at her brother with proud defiance.
  • I dare swear that you went up to town yesterday on purpose to get the little wretch to do you the great honour of coming to stay at your house.
  • Well, the poor wretch’s lips began to tremble, and he caught me by the shoulder, and pushed me to the door.
  • I hurried forward to pick it up, just in time, for an old wretch in a long kaftan rushed up too.
  • The little wretch considers me his enemy now and does his best to catch me tripping.
  • Of course I understood, and the little wretch looked at me with a nasty sort of satisfaction.
  • "Oh, I’m a mean wretch—a mean wretch!" he said, approaching the prince once more, and beating his breast, with tears in his eyes.
  • "Oh, I’m a mean wretch—a mean wretch!" he said, approaching the prince once more, and beating his breast, with tears in his eyes.
  • You are thinking: ’Of course one can’t strike the little wretch, but one could suffocate him with a pillow, or a wet towel, when he is asleep!
  • Illustrious prince, I am a poor wretch in soul and spirit, but ask the veriest scoundrel whether he would prefer to deal with one like himself, or with a noble-hearted man like you, and there is no doubt as to his choice!
  • No sooner did she catch sight of Ardalion Alexandrovitch than she screamed: "There he is, that wicked, mean wretch!
  • Some wretch, for instance, who had been a murderer—cutting the throat of a dozen fellow-creatures, for instance; or stabbing six little children for his own amusement (there have been such men!
  • You had better stop, you little mischief-making wretch!" cried Varia.

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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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