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Word: wretch

Definition: miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile


Sentences Containing 'wretch'

"Go In, Go Hard" is the debut single by Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Angel featuring vocals from English rapper and former Grime MC Wretch 32.
'And when I came to you, that night, to lay down all my load of shame and grief, and knew that I had to tell that, underneath your roof, one of my own kindred, to whom you had been a benefactor, for the love of me, had spoken to me words that should have found no utterance, even if I had been the weak and mercenary wretch he thought me--my mind revolted from the taint the very tale conveyed.
'I say,' returned Mr. Micawber, quite forgetting himself, and smiling again, 'the miserable wretch you behold.
'My dear Madam, and Copperfield, 'The fair land of promise lately looming on the horizon is again enveloped in impenetrable mists, and for ever withdrawn from the eyes of a drifting wretch whose Doom is sealed!
After some apology, I left her alone for a minute or two; while I, stupid wretch!
An hour or two hence, and the low companions and low habits that I scorn but yield to, will render me less worth such tears as those, than any wretch who creeps along the streets.
But I had my hand on the climbing bars now, and, kicking violently, I disengaged myself from the clutches of the Morlocks and was speedily clambering up the shaft, while they stayed peering and blinking up at me: all but one little wretch who followed me for some way, and well-nigh secured my boot as a trophy.
Caligula or Nero, those treasure seekers, those desirers of the impossible, would have accorded to the poor wretch, in exchange for his wealth, the liberty he so earnestly prayed for.
Give me back my wife, give me back my family, substitute Micawber for the petty wretch who walks about in the boots at present on my feet, and call upon me to swallow a sword tomorrow, and I'll do it.
God gives me strength to overcome a wild beast like you; in the name of that God I act, remember that, wretch, and to spare thee at this moment is still serving him.''
He was immediately recognized as one of them; the handkerchief was thrown down, and the iron heeled shoe replaced on the foot of the wretch to whom it belonged.
However, after the failure in 1755 of Lord Chesterfield to provide financial support for Johnson's "Dictionary", Johnson included a mordant definition of "patron" in the "Dictionary" (""Patron": Commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is paid with flattery") and revised line 160 to reflect his disillusionment: There mark what Ills the Scholar's Life assail,Toil, Envy, Want, the Patron, and the Jail.
In fact, in the whole of that floor there was no one to be found save a crippled wretch of hideous aspect, who, it seems, made his home there.
In the prison he became acquainted with the poor wretch referred to in the beginning of my talk, Jack Hunt, the writer of the letter which I am going to read.
It is a music channel, focusing on playing upcoming UK urban/grime/hip-hop music and has helped the breakthrough for acts such as Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah, Chipmunk, Wretch 32, Devlin and N-Dubz.
Now, after the oath I have just taken, and which I will keep, madame, dare you ask for mercy for that wretch!''
She looked so quiet and good, and reminded me so strongly of my airy fresh school days at Canterbury, and the sodden, smoky, stupid wretch I had been the other night, that, nobody being by, I yielded to my self-reproach and shame, and--in short, made a fool of myself.
So far, we are united in one interest; and that is why I, who would do her any mischief that so coarse a wretch is capable of feeling, have sent for you to hear what you have heard.'
So much too loving and too good for anyone that I could think of, was it possible that she was reserved to be the wife of such a wretch as this!
Still my advice is so far worth taking, that--in short, that I have never taken it myself, and am the'--here Mr. Micawber, who had been beaming and smiling, all over his head and face, up to the present moment, checked himself and frowned--'the miserable wretch you behold.'
To date he has supported 50 Cent, Rihanna, Akon, LMFAO, and Kesha, all at The Odyssey Arena in Belfast. He has also performed with David Guetta, Tiesto, Example, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Wretch 32, Lil Jon, Chipmunk, Calvin Harris, Rev Run and many more at live stadium events.
Traitor, cruel, vindictive, and perfidious, wherein had this poor wretch failed in his fidelity, who with such frankness showed thee the secrets and the joys of his heart?
Unlucky wretch that I am, what an end my follies and fancies have come to!
Where is this poor giant, or this poor wretch of a vanquished knight, to find her?
``And so Mademoiselle Danglars''``She could not endure the insult offered to us by that wretch, so she asked permission to travel.''
``And you suffer that, you wretch you, who know his life and his crime?''
``Because the person who bears it is too highly favored by heaven to be the father of such a wretch as you.''
``Don't torture a poor forlorn wretch,''he implored them, with a dreadful cry;``but give me my work!
``For heaven's sake, madame,''said Villefort, with a firmness of expression not altogether free from harshness``for heaven's sake, do not ask pardon of me for a guilty wretch!
``I am the spectre of a wretch you buried in the dungeons of the Chateaud' If.
``Oh, send for some one to whom I can denounce the wretch!''
``Oh,''cried the general, as if branded with a hot iron,``wretch, to reproach me with my shame when about, perhaps, to kill me!
``Well, be it so,''at length said Eugenie;``return by the same road you came, and we will say nothing about you, unhappy wretch.''
``Yes, my mother,''said Albert,``I will return, and woe to the infamous wretch!
``You remember,''said the count, during the most profound silence,``that the unhappy wretch who came to rob me died at my house; the supposition is that he was stabbed by his accomplice, on attempting to leave it.''
``You thought it a mercy then, miserable wretch!

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