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used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

4 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."
  • — Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell!
    3.4 — Act 3 Scene 4 — Another room in the castle (18% in)
  • And I, of ladies most deject and wretched That suck'd the honey of his music vows, Now see that noble and most sovereign reason, Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh; That unmatch'd form and feature of blown youth Blasted with ecstasy: O, woe is me, To have seen what I have seen, see what I see!
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A room in the Castle (83% in)
  • O wretched state!
    3.3 — Act 3 Scene 3 — A room in the Castle (68% in)
  • Wretched queen, adieu!
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — A hall in the Castle (82% in)

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