Visit an animal shelter, pick out the sorriest mutt you can find, and then put it down.
They say that's the sorriest gash in the ground that ever happened.
Who is so green, so soft, so foolishly the victim of the sorriest sharper as this man?
That fighting of a battle without belief is, I think, the sorriest task which ever falls to the lot of any man.
It was the sorriest travesty of similar scenes in a politer world.
They imagine that any sorriest menial can keep his place in the house by behaving well, but will be cast out for the contrary.
We know that she rode the sorriest horse, and wore the roughest gown.
This your mere worldly people do not seem to know, and therein make the sorriest and the vulgarest of all mistakes.
Wise was the sorriest looking general I saw at the surrender.
In fact, the enterprise has proved to be one of the sorriest failures in Nevada.
Old English sarig "distressed, grieved, full of sorrow" (not found in the physical sense of "sore"), from Proto-Germanic *sairiga- "painful" (cf. Old Saxon serag, Middle Dutch seerigh "sore; sad, sorry," Dutch zeerig "sore, full of sores," Old High German serag, Swedish sårig "sore, full of sores"), from *sairaz "pain" (physical and mental); related to *saira- "suffering, sick, ill" (see sore (adj.)). Meaning "wretched, worthless, poor" first recorded mid-13c. Spelling shift from -a- to -o- by influence of sorrow. Apologetic sense (short for I'm sorry) is attested from 1834; phrase sorry about that popularized 1960s by U.S. TV show "Get Smart." Related: Sorrily; sorriness.
Wretched; worthless; inferior; half-assed: this one kid, and he was a sorry shit/ The reputation of the Barclay has been one of sorry-ass service/ One more sorry-ass useless killing (entry form 1250+, variant 1970s+)