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wretched
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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • But pity stayed him, and though he kept the ring, in which his only hope lay, he would not use it to help him kill the wretched creature at a disadvantage.
  • He was altogether wretched.
  • In any case we did not kill him: he is very old and very wretched.
  • It is wretched for us all, but it is no use your trying to keep me.
  • Wretched fool!
  • I don’t ever remember feeling so wretched.’

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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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