- miser, the,
Origin of miserable
Examples from the Web for miserable
The young people in Girls are miserable, peevish, depressed, hate their bodies, themselves, their life, and each other.Up to a Point: They Made Me Write About Lena Dunham|P. J. O’Rourke|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, she lives in miserable circumstances, only made more miserable by the attention her beauty earns.
Netflix speeds were crawling along making it miserable for customers to stream content.Porn Fights For Your Right to Surf: Pornhub, YouPorn, and Redtube Lead Charge For Net Neutrality|Aurora Snow|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is it halal if the animal lives a miserable life while never seeing sunlight?
Like most bus rides, and especially 22-hour bus rides, it was a miserable trip.
I was driven to take refuge in a miserable little place, where I fared as ill as possible.Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men|Anna Brownell Jameson
Meantime, the leader, to whom thousands were looking up, was miserable and alone.The Eternal City|Hall Caine
A miserable life is before that woman's husband—and, by Jupiter, he has deserved it!'Little Novels|Wilkie Collins
Of all the property spared them by previous oppressors, nothing was left to sustain the miserable survivors.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Henry Martyn Baird
We went to church, but heard a most miserable sermon by a young person, a candidate.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680|Jasper Danckaerts
Word Origin for miserable
early 15c., "full of misery, causing wretchedness" (of conditions), from Old French miserable "prone to pity, merciful," and directly from Latin miserabilis "pitiable, miserable, deplorable, lamentable," from miserari "to pity, lament, deplore," from miser "wretched" (see miser). Of persons, "existing in a state of misery" it is attested from 1520s.