Nine months on, could the desire to put an end to the wretchedness of war plot a path out of Syria's four-year conflict?
In the subsequent chapters the narrator is pulled, inexorably, to new depths of disillusionment and wretchedness.
The wretchedness of the life in Susiya, as in other Palestinians villages in the south Hebron Hills, is a human rights calamity.
The working classes of Thatcherite Britain were in dire need of a spokesperson to celebrate their wretchedness.
A great part of the way, the wretchedness of our accommodation exceeds all description.
It brings not love and joy and peace, but hate and wretchedness and strife.
The gentlemen were as sick and helpless as the baby, and nothing could well increase their wretchedness.
Pity me, for great as your wretchedness will be, it will be as nothing compared to mine.
In all other parts of Ireland, what do you see but wretchedness and poverty?
What were the means by which she had gradually emerged from wretchedness?