sad case

  1. informal a person considered to be ludicrously contemptible or pathetic

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How to use sad case in a sentence

  • The takeaway point from this sad case is readily apparent: rushing to judgment ruins lives.

    The DSK Rush to Judgment | Gerald L. Shargel | July 1, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • He remembered one very sad case of a boy he knew being arrested at Alexandria for breaking into a store at night.

    The "Genius" | Theodore Dreiser
  • "It is a strange case, my son; a sad case," he said, thoughtfully.

    Gabriel Conroy | Bert Harte
  • It is a sad case for a man who never used to care a straw for a soul on earth.

    The Half-Hearted | John Buchan
  • A large proportion of those women who have been convicted of cruelty to children are in this sad case.

  • I was quite right when I told poor Phoebe that her sad case was not without alleviation.

    Uncle Max | Rosa Nouchette Carey