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used in The Return of the King

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very bad, in various senses such as:
  • unfortunate or miserable
  • of poor quality
  • morally bad
  • 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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