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wretched
used in Romeo and Juliet

3 uses
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Definition
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 boy, that didst consort him here, Shalt with him hence.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A public Place (66% in)
  • ...hath been To have her match'd, and having now provided A gentleman of noble parentage, Of fair demesnes, youthful, and nobly train'd, Stuff'd, as they say, with honourable parts, Proportion'd as one's heart would wish a man,— And then to have a wretched puling fool, A whining mammet, in her fortune's tender, To answer, 'I'll not wed,—I cannot love, I am too young,—I pray you pardon me:'— But, an you will not wed, I'll pardon you: Graze where you will, you shall not house with me: Look...
    3.5 — Act 3 Scene 5 — An open Gallery to Juliet's Chamber....Garden (77% in)
  • Accurs'd, unhappy, wretched, hateful day!
    4.5 — Act 4 Scene 5 — Juliet's Chamber; Juliet on the bed (35% in)

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