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People tend to have a strong reaction to smells, and a present that makes its receiver wretch is no gift at all.
GIFTS THAT ARE SMELLY, BUT IN A GOOD WAYELEANOR CUMMINSNOVEMBER 17, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Many of us ink-stained wretches would give anything to have his writing chops.
OBAMA MEMOIR ADDRESSES EVOLUTION ON LGBTQ RIGHTSKATHI WOLFEDECEMBER 5, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
After the wretch had stabbed her in three places, he went to make his escape out at a window; but she cried out, My dear!
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
It was evident that the dread of another period of prison life was strong upon the trembling wretch.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
If only the poor wretch next door knew what was in store for him!
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 109, JULY 27, 1895VARIOUS
There was a long stretch of wood country, where the wretch's most inhuman deeds had been located.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
You don't think I am going to suffer Maude's children to be domineered over by a wretch of a step-mother—perhaps poisoned.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
And he cannot help it, or make it right for me, if I am such a horrid wretch that I can't keep grave thoughts in my head.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
From thence he commanded the sacrilegious wretch to be thrown down into the ashes, all men thrusting him forward unto death.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The meanest wretch here in the West, if he has a quarrel, avenges himself openly and at once.
MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WRETCH

  • bad egg
  • bad news
  • black sheep
  • blackguard
  • caitiff
  • cheat
  • creep
  • crook
  • dastard
  • good-for-nothing
  • heel
  • imp
  • incorrigible
  • lowlife
  • maggot
  • mischiefmaker
  • miscreant
  • ne'er-do-well
  • rascal
  • reprobate
  • scalawag
  • scamp
  • thief
  • vagabond
  • villain
  • wretch
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