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wretched
used in Notes from the Underground

10 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."
  • My room is a wretched, horrid one in the outskirts of the town.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (90% in)
  • My wretched passions were acute, smarting, from my continual, sickly irritability I had hysterical impulses, with tears and convulsions.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (43% in)
  • Though these German beavers soon grow shabby and look wretched, yet at first they look exceedingly well, and I only needed it for the occasion.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (88% in)
  • Of Simonov's two visitors, one was Ferfitchkin, a Russianised German—a little fellow with the face of a monkey, a blockhead who was always deriding everyone, a very bitter enemy of mine from our days in the lower forms—a vulgar, impudent, swaggering fellow, who affected a most sensitive feeling of personal honour, though, of course, he was a wretched little coward at heart.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (27% in)
  • At last my wretched little clock hissed out five.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (98% in)
  • I felt wretched; I was in haste to get away—to disappear.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (77% in)
  • Oh, the vileness—oh, the silliness—oh, the stupidity of these 'wretched sentimental souls!'
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (39% in)
  • Of course, I couldn't keep it up then, because I am a wretched creature, I was frightened, and, the devil knows why, gave you my address in my folly.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (58% in)
  • That I posed as such a hero to you, and now you would see me in a wretched torn dressing-gown, beggarly, loathsome.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (65% in)
  • Surely by now you must realise that I shall never forgive you for having found me in this wretched dressing-gown, just as I was flying at Apollon like a spiteful cur.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (68% in)

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