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wretched
used in The Comedy of Errors

2 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."
  • Hast thou delight to see a wretched man Do outrage and displeasure to himself?
    4.4 — Act 4 Scene 4 — The same (72% in)
  • A wretched soul, bruis'd with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry; But were we burd'ned with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain: So thou, that hast no unkind mate to grieve thee, With urging helpless patience would relieve me: But if thou live to see like right bereft, This fool-begg'd patience in thee will be left.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A public place (30% in)

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