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sad case

(informal) a person considered to be ludicrously contemptible or pathetic
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  • Jill's sad case was a continual source of mental anguish to him.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • “It is a sad case,” said the teacher who was addressing Job Haskers.

    Dave Porter and the Runaways Edward Stratemeyer
  • "But it is a sad case for a man to dine alone," I said smoothly.

    Blindfolded Earle Ashley Walcott
  • What a sad case, thought I, should I be in, if I were as naughty as she thinks me!

    Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded Samuel Richardson
  • "A sad case of depravity, my dear," remarked Mr. Barnes to his wife.

    Paul the Peddler Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • I have not as yet been driven to open out my sad case to any one but yourself.

    Marion Fay

    Anthony Trollope
  • Virginia perceived his sad case and beckoned him to her side.

    The Triumph of Virginia Dale John Francis, Jr.
  • "It is a strange case, my son; a sad case," he said, thoughtfully.

    Gabriel Conroy Bert Harte
  • About this sad case of McLean's, major, as I supposed you were.

    'Laramie;' Charles King

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