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used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

2 uses
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someone  you feel sorry for


a person of bad character
  • Thus as he spoke, upon Thersites' neck And back came down his heavy staff; the wretch Shrank from the blow, and scalding tears let fall.
    1.2 — Volume 1 Book 2 (30% in)
  • Poor wretch! though brave he be, yet Peleus' son Avail'd thee nought, when, hanging back himself, With sage advice he sent thee forth to fight: 'Come not to me, Patroclus, car-borne chief, Nor to the ships return, until thou bear The warrior-slayer Hector's bloody spoils, Torn from his body;' such were, I suppose, His counsels; thou, poor fool, becam'st his dupe."
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (94% in)

There are no more uses of "wretch" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).

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