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used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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someone  you feel sorry for


a person of bad character
  • But look where sadly the poor wretch comes reading.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (28% in)
  • From me, whose love was of that dignity That it went hand in hand even with the vow I made to her in marriage; and to decline Upon a wretch whose natural gifts were poor To those of mine!
    1.5 — Act 1 Scene 5 — A more remote part of the Castle (27% in)
  • Her clothes spread wide; And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up; Which time she chaunted snatches of old tunes; As one incapable of her own distress, Or like a creature native and indu'd Unto that element: but long it could not be Till that her garments, heavy with their drink, Pull'd the poor wretch from her melodious lay To muddy death.
    4.7 — Act 4 Scene 7 — Another room in the Castle (93% in)

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