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used in Wuthering Heights

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someone  you feel sorry for


a person of bad character
  • A stranger is a stranger, be he rich or poor: it will not suit me to permit any one the range of the place while I am off guard!' said the unmannerly wretch.
    Chapter 2 (82% in)
  • I, who had determined to hold myself independent of all social intercourse, and thanked my stars that, at length, I had lighted on a spot where it was next to impracticable — I, weak wretch, after maintaining till dusk a struggle with low spirits and solitude, was finally compelled to strike my colours; and under pretence of gaining information concerning the necessities of my establishment, I desired Mrs. Dean, when she brought in supper, to sit down while I ate it; hoping sincerely...
    Chapter 4 (2% in)
  • There was scarcely time to experience a thrill of horror before we saw that the little wretch was safe.
    Chapter 9 (9% in)
  • Nelly, I see now you think me a selfish wretch; but did it never strike you that if Heathcliff and I married, we should be beggars? whereas, if I marry Linton I can aid Heathcliff to rise, and place him out of my brother's power.'
    Chapter 9 (50% in)
  • Do you love that wretch Heath — '
    Chapter 12 (61% in)
  • 'Hey, Throttler, lad!' whispered the little wretch, rousing a halfbred bull-dog from its lair in a corner.
    Chapter 13 (32% in)
  • 'Poor wretch!'
    Chapter 16 (56% in)
  • I do regret, however, that he so little deserves the trouble: if I wished any blessing in the world, it was to find him a worthy object of pride; and I'm bitterly disappointed with the whey-faced, whining wretch!'
    Chapter 20 (83% in)
  • 'I will have one, you cruel wretch!' she screamed, darting her hand into the fire, and drawing forth some half-consumed fragments, at the expense of her fingers.
    Chapter 21 (97% in)
  • I asked of my cousin, disregarding the old wretch's mockery.
    Chapter 24 (60% in)
  • Despise me as much as you please; I am a worthless, cowardly wretch: I can't be scorned enough; but I'm too mean for your anger.
    Chapter 27 (14% in)
  • I felt disgusted at the little wretch's composure, since he was no longer in terror for himself.
    Chapter 27 (58% in)
  • The little wretch had done her utmost to hurt her cousin's sensitive though uncultivated feelings, and a physical argument was the only mode he had of balancing the account, and repaying its effects on the inflictor.
    Chapter 31 (63% in)

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