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used in 1984 by Orwell

3 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."
  • With those children, he thought, that wretched woman must lead a life of terror.
    p. 24.5
  • They were wretched, flimsy things, but cooking-pots of any kind were always difficult to get.
    p. 70.3
  • Between meals, if his mother did not stand guard, he was constantly pilfering at the wretched store of food on the shelf.
    p. 162.6

There are no more uses of "wretched" in 1984 by Orwell.

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