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used in Wuthering Heights

8 uses
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very bad
in various senses, including:
  • unfortunate or miserable — as in "wretched prisoners sleeping on the cold floor"
  • of poor quality — as in "wretched roads"
  • morally bad — as in "The wretched woman stole his wallet."
  • 'Wretched inmates!'
    Chapter 2 (6% in)
  • I cannot say why I felt so wildly wretched: it must have been temporary derangement; for there is scarcely cause.
    Chapter 12 (42% in)
  • I do hate him — I am wretched — I have been a fool!
    Chapter 13 (99% in)
  • I loved her long ago, and was wretched to lose her; but it is past.
    Chapter 15 (43% in)
  • Now, that she's dead, I see her in Hindley: Hindley has exactly her eyes, if you had not tried to gouge them out, and made them black and red; and her — " ' "Get up, wretched idiot, before I stamp you to death!" he cried, making a movement that caused me to make one also.
    Chapter 17 (66% in)
  • It was not to amuse myself that I went: I was often wretched all the time.
    Chapter 24 (20% in)
  • I'm so wretched, you can't help being sorry and pitying me.'
    Chapter 27 (87% in)
  • I inquired, perceiving that the wretched creature had no power to sympathize with his cousin's mental tortures.
    Chapter 28 (35% in)

There are no more uses of "wretched" in Wuthering Heights.

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