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wretch
used in Henry IV, Part 2

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Definition
someone  you feel sorry for

or:

a person of bad character
  • In poison there is physic; and these news, Having been well, that would have made me sick, Being sick, have in some measure made me well: And as the wretch, whose fever-weaken'd joints, Like strengthless hinges, buckle under life, Impatient of his fit, breaks like a fire Out of his keeper's arms, even so my limbs, Weaken'd with grief, being now enraged with grief, Are thrice themselves.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — Warkworth. Before the castle (71% in)

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