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  • s  of very poor quality or condition
  • s  characterized by physical misery
    spent a wretched night on the floor
  • s  very unhappy; full of misery
    wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages
  • s  morally reprehensible
  • s  deserving or inciting pity
    a wretched life

  • She steers clear of Zimbabwe's wretched politics, though.
  • The wretched included not only war's fugitives, the millions of displaced persons drifting in hunger, cold and anxiety over the hard face of the world; and those others, allies .
  • A crueler, quicker world of heady, triumphant capitalism and capitalization, in which a ruble meltdown in wretched Russia can set off a hedge-fund .
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  • And you can take these conclusions to the bank
    Today's sermon is called "The Parable of the Coins." It begins with a statement of fact, followed by a contradiction. Everyone has a price. But that's not true, because we can't put a price on people. In fact, people are priceless. Let me tell you about my wretched coin collection.
    June 12, 2013 - San Bernardino Sun
  • Hondo blasting off
    The wretched White Sox were unable to hold onto a 4-0 lead last night as they lost to the A’s in 10, causing Hondo’s deficit to grow to 185 kerfelds. Tonight, Mr. Aitch will push the envelope with the Astros — 10 units on Lyles to outduel KC’s...
    June 7, 2013 - New York Post

  • Thabo Mbeki in San Francisco Chronicle
    These African patriots know as I do that Africa and Africans will not and must not be the wretched of the earth in perpetuity,Mbeki said.
  • Emma Lazarus in Arab American News
    Emma Lazarus wrote in 1886 speaking on behalf of the Statue of Liberty, "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-lost to me. I lift my...

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