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wretched
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Treasure Island
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  • Then it struck sharp on the inn door, and then we could hear the handle being turned and the bolt rattling as the wretched being tried to enter; and then there was a long time of silence both within and without.
  • I lay down flat in the bottom of that wretched skiff and devoutly recommended my spirit to its Maker.
  • It went to all our hearts, I think, to leave them in that wretched state; but we could not risk another mutiny; and to take them home for the gibbet would have been a cruel sort of kindness.
  • "Livesey," said the squire, "you will give up this wretched practice at once.

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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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