Definitions for wretch
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performs some wicked deed
poor devil, wretchnoun
someone you feel sorry for
An unhappy, unfortunate, or miserable person.
An unpleasant, annoying person.
Etymology: From wrecca.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: wrecca , Saxon.
When I loved, I was a wretch. Accidence.
She weeps, and says her Henry is depos’d;
He smiles, and says his Edward is install’d;
That she, poor wretch, for grief can speak no more. William Shakespeare.
The butcher takes away the calf,
And binds the wretch, and beats it when it strives. William Shakespeare.
Illustrious wretch! repine not, nor reply:
View not what heav’n ordains, with reason’s eye;
For bright the object is, the distance is too high. Matthew Prior.
Base-minded wretches, are your thoughts so deeply bemired in the trade of ordinary worldlings, as for respect of gain some paultry wool may yield you, to let so much time pass without knowing perfectly her estate? Philip Sidney.
Has these poor men in question: never saw I
Wretches so quake; they kneel, they kiss the earth,
Forswear themselves as often as they speak. William Shakespeare.
Title of honour, worth and virtue’s right,
Should not be given to a wretch so vile. Samuel Daniel, Civil War.
When they are gone, a company of starved hungry wretches shall take their places. Roger L'Estrange.
When soon away the wasp doth go;
Poor wretch was never frighted so:
He thought his wings were much too slow,
O’erjoy’d they so were parted. Michael Drayton, Nymphid.
Then, if the spider find him fast beset,
She issues forth, and runs along her loom:
She joys to touch the captive in her net,
And drags the little wretch in triumph home. Dryden.
Chastened but thus, and thus his lesson taught,
The happy wretch she put into her breast. Philip Sidney.
a miserable person; one profoundly unhappy
one sunk in vice or degradation; a base, despicable person; a vile knave; as, a profligate wretch
Etymology: [OE. wrecche, AS. wrecca, wrcca, an exile, a wretch, fr. wrecan to drive out, punish; properly, an exile, one driven out, akin to AS. wrc an exile, OS. wrekkio a stranger, OHG. reccheo an exile. See Wreak, v. t.]
Wretch is the first full-length album by American heavy metal band Kyuss. It was released in September 1991, on Dali Records. Previously billed as Sons of Kyuss, the band shortened their name prior to the release of this album. The album is notable for its distinctive sound, though this is not necessarily a positive; its production has been criticized and the album has been described as a poor representation of the band's sound.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rech, n. a most miserable person: one sunk in vice: a worthless person: body, creature (in pity, sometimes admiration).—adj. Wretch′ed, very miserable: distressingly bad: despicable: worthless.—adv. Wretch′edly.—n. Wretch′edness. [A.S. wrecca, an outcast—wræc, pa.t. of wrecan, to drive.]
The numerical value of wretch in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of wretch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
The wretch who digs the mine for bread, or ploughs, that others may be fed, feels less fatigued than that decreed to him who cannot think or read.
Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul,But I do love thee! and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again.
It is the mind that maketh good or ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.
Excellent wretch Perdition catch my soul, But I do love thee and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again.
If a civil word or two will render a man happy, he must be a wretch, indeed who will not give them to him. Such a disposition is like lighting another man's candle by one's own, which loses none of its brilliancy by what the other gains.
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