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wretch
used in Romeo and Juliet

3 uses
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Definition
someone  you feel sorry for

or:

a person of bad character
  • Thou wilt fall backward when thou hast more wit; Wilt thou not, Jule?' and, by my holidame, The pretty wretch left crying, and said 'Ay:' To see now how a jest shall come about!
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — Room in Capulet's House (42% in)
  • Hang thee, young baggage! disobedient wretch!
    3.5 — Act 3 Scene 5 — An open Gallery to Juliet's Chamber....Garden (67% in)
  • Noting this penury, to myself I said, An if a man did need a poison now, Whose sale is present death in Mantua, Here lives a caitiff wretch would sell it him.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — JMantua. A Street. (59% in)

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