" "On the third day when he came back from school, I saw he looked pale and wretched.
You can’t think how wretched I was yesterday and this morning, wondering how I could write them that dreadful letter—for one can never tell such things in a letter….
Though the day was just as fine as yesterday, it seemed a wretched little place this time.
It was a wretched morning, the whole sky was overcast, and the rain streamed down in bucketfuls.
I knew one "champion of freedom" who told me himself that, when he was deprived of tobacco in prison, he was so wretched at the privation that he almost went and betrayed his cause for the sake of getting tobacco again!
’Wretched doggerel,’ he said they were, ’some divinity student must have written them,’ and with such vehemence, such vehemence!
If he behaved wildly, drank, and made disturbances in the taverns in the course of that month, it was perhaps because he was wretched and strained beyond his powers of endurance.
That’s just what’s made me wretched all my life, that I yearned to be honorable, that I was, so to say, a martyr to a sense of honor, seeking for it with a lantern, with the lantern of Diogenes, and yet all my life I’ve been doing filthy things like all of us, gentlemen …. that is like me alone.
Katya cried suddenly, with feeling she could not repress, "if you knew how he loved that wretched man at the moment he told me, and how he hated him, perhaps, at the same moment.
There are no more uses of "wretched" in the book.
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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.