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Definition someone  you feel sorry for


a person of bad character
  • Pity the poor wretch.
wretch = someone  you feel sorry for
  • If you pay the blackmail, you will remain at the mercy of the unscrupulous wretch.
  • Mr. Merriweather, a faithful Methodist under duress, apparently saw nothing personal in singing, "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me..."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • wretch = a person of bad character
  • But it is true that I am a wretch. I have murdered the lovely and the helpless; I have...
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • wretch = bad person
  • And can you love such a mean wretch?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • wretch = a person of bad character
  • But he's a wretch, you alone don't know it!
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • wretch = a person of bad character
  • I remember being told of a poor wretch I once knew, who had died of hunger.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • wretch = someone  you feel sorry for
  • The little wretch would give me away.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • wretch = a person of bad character
  • Don't you stir a step, you little wretch!
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • wretch = a person of bad character
  • I know a poor wretch whose one desire in life is to run away from his wife.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • wretch = someone  you feel sorry for
  • But just as Bilbo was beginning to hope that the wretch would not be able to answer, Gollum brought up memories of...
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • wretch = a person of bad character and/or someone  you feel sorry for
  • Why don't you cry again, you little wretch?
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • wretch = a person of bad character
  • Amazing grace.
    How sweet the sound.
    That saves a wretch like me.
    I once was lost.
    And now I'm found.
    Was blind but now I see.
    John Newton
  • 'What, Whittle,' he said, 'and can ye really be such a poor fond fool as to care for such a wretch as I!'
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • I was the most miserable wretch!
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Her neighbors tell Ilda she's crazy, that it's not Javier but just a poor wretch who tripped on the roots of her gardenia tree and drowned.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Now the wasted brands do glow, Whilst the scritch-owl, scritching loud, Puts the wretch that lies in woe In remembrance of a shroud.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • —Come, thou mortal wretch, [To an asp, which she applies to her breast.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • The people outside, maintaining their vigil, had begun to sing: Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound... That saved a wretch like me.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • "Yes, your Honour," stammered the poor wretch.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel

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