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used in Henry VIII

5 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."
  • I had my trial, And, must needs say, a noble one; which makes me A little happier than my wretched father.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Westminster. A street (72% in)
  • Is this your comfort, The cordial that ye bring a wretched lady, A woman lost among ye, laugh'd at, scorn'd?
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — London. The Queen's apartments (59% in)
  • What will become of me now, wretched lady!
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — London. The Queen's apartments (80% in)
  • O, how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favours!
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Ante-chamber to the King's apartment (80% in)
  • My next poor petition Is, that his noble Grace would have some pity Upon my wretched women, that so long Have follow'd both my fortunes faithfully; Of which there is not one, I dare avow, And now I should not lie, but will deserve, For virtue and true beauty of the soul, For honesty and decent carriage, A right good husband; let him be a noble; And, sure, those men are happy that shall have 'em.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — Kimbolton (84% in)

There are no more uses of "wretched" in Henry VIII.

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