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someone  you feel sorry for


a person of bad character
  • But it is true that I am a wretch. I have murdered the lovely and the helpless; I have...
    Chapter 24 (93% in)
wretch = bad person
  • How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form?
    Chapter 5 (5% in)
  • I started from my sleep with horror; a cold dew covered my forehead, my teeth chattered, and every limb became convulsed; when, by the dim and yellow light of the moon, as it forced its way through the window shutters, I beheld the wretch—the miserable monster whom I had created.
    Chapter 5 (20% in)
  • A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch.
    Chapter 5 (27% in)
  • The porter opened the gates of the court, which had that night been my asylum, and I issued into the streets, pacing them with quick steps, as if I sought to avoid the wretch whom I feared every turning of the street would present to my view.
    Chapter 5 (34% in)
  • A flash of lightning illuminated the object, and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy daemon, to whom I had given life.
    Chapter 7 (51% in)
  • I had turned loose into the world a depraved wretch, whose delight was in carnage and misery; had he not murdered my brother?
    Chapter 7 (58% in)
  • Dear lady, I had none to support me; all looked on me as a wretch doomed to ignominy and perdition.
    Chapter 8 (70% in)
  • How sweet is the affection of others to such a wretch as I am!
    Chapter 8 (83% in)
  • But even if I were condemned to suffer on the scaffold for the same crimes, I would not change places with such a wretch.
    Chapter 9 (58% in)
  • that it was the wretch whom I had created.
    Chapter 10 (46% in)
  • I was a poor, helpless, miserable wretch; I knew, and could distinguish, nothing; but feeling pain invade me on all sides, I sat down and wept.
    Chapter 11 (11% in)
  • It was a lovely sight, even to me, poor wretch who had never beheld aught beautiful before.
    Chapter 11 (80% in)
  • I thought (foolish wretch!
    Chapter 12 (86% in)
  • Miserable, unhappy wretch!
    Chapter 13 (89% in)
  • Ugly wretch!
    Chapter 16 (80% in)
  • I, a miserable wretch, haunted by a curse that shut up every avenue to enjoyment.
    Chapter 18 (66% in)
  • The wretch saw me destroy the creature on whose future existence he depended for happiness, and with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew.
    Chapter 20 (15% in)
  • Presently I heard the sound of footsteps along the passage; the door opened, and the wretch whom I dreaded appeared.
    Chapter 20 (23% in)
  • Human beings, their feelings and passions, would indeed be degraded if such a wretch as I felt pride.
    Chapter 22 (7% in)
  • I avoided explanation and maintained a continual silence concerning the wretch I had created.
    Chapter 22 (10% in)
  • The laughter died away, when a well-known and abhorred voice, apparently close to my ear, addressed me in an audible whisper, "I am satisfied, miserable wretch!
    Chapter 24 (8% in)
  • "I thank you, Walton," he said, "for your kind intentions towards so miserable a wretch; but when you speak of new ties and fresh affections, think you that any can replace those who are gone?
    Chapter 24 (47% in)
  • Wretch!
    Chapter 24 (86% in)
  • I shall quit your vessel on the ice raft which brought me thither and shall seek the most northern extremity of the globe; I shall collect my funeral pile and consume to ashes this miserable frame, that its remains may afford no light to any curious and unhallowed wretch who would create such another as I have been.
    Chapter 24 (95% in)

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