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wretched
used in Northanger Abbey

4 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."
  • I have been quite wretched without you.
    Chapter 8 (62% in)
  • Thou—whomsoever thou mayst be, into whose hands these memoirs of the wretched Matilda may fall'—when your lamp suddenly expires in the socket, and leaves you in total darkness."
    Chapter 20 (73% in)
  • Anne Mitchell had tried to put on a turban like mine, as I wore it the week before at the concert, but made wretched work of it—it happened to become my odd face, I believe, at least Tilney told me so at the time, and said every eye was upon me; but he is the last man whose word I would take.
    Chapter 27 (51% in)
  • CHAPTER 29 Catherine was too wretched to be fearful.
    Chapter 29 (0% in)

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