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used in The Return of the King

2 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."
  • But deep in his heart there was something that restrained him: he could not strike this thing lying in the dust, forlorn, ruinous, utterly wretched.
    6.3 — Book 6 Chapter 3 — Mount Doom (79% in)
  • As the wretched pair passed by the company they came to the hobbits, and Saruman stopped and stared at them; but they looked at him with pity.
    6.6 — Book 6 Chapter 6 — Many Partings (68% in)

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