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More than a bare recital of the wretched facts, therefore, is not seemly.

No wonder Florence has a hard time of it; but isn't it wretched of me to gossip?

His mother lay on a wretched bed in the corner, half stupefied with drink.

Wretched about one son, he was dismayed at the nocturnal visit of the other.

Wretched Man, who is shameless enough to admit that he likes it.

While she was gone he could be making up his mind what to do with the wretched boy!

He strode past Mart into the wretched room, and looked at the bed in the corner.

That speech was like a current of strength to the wretched girl.

It is wretched that they should have to do so, and it is wrong, terribly wrong, of society that it should force them to do so.

I wouldn't ever—ever be wretched if I looked like you—not ever in this world!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, wrecched, an irregular formation from wrecche "wretch" (see wretch). Cf. also wicked.

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