adjective, wretch·ed·er, wretch·ed·est.
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Ligon was 15 on that wretched night when everything went wrong.He was locked up at age 15. Almost seven decades later, he’s reentering an unfamiliar world.|Karen Heller|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
For months, Rivera has tried to tuck the franchise’s recent wretched past behind a curtain, urging everyone to look ahead at the new culture he’s building.Finding the right QB is the first — and most crucial — task for Washington’s new front office|Les Carpenter|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
The “wretched” Enigma operator, adjusting his machine to the new day’s settings at midnight or dawn, half-awake, under the strain of war, was likely to skip one critical security step — so Herivel guessed.Hackers thrive on the weak link in cybersecurity: People|Gershom Gorenberg|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
After drinking way too much at a party, he spends the next day wondering why there’s no word to describe how wretched he feels.‘Liar’s Dictionary’ a fab, queer tale for lovers of language|Kathi Wolfe|January 29, 2021|Washington Blade
The winner will be the most asterisk-worthy champion of this wretched period.The coronavirus has turned the NFL into a joke, and nobody should be laughing|Jerry Brewer|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
First on the to-do list, the profiling exercises to help the Western masses understand the nature of the wretched beast.
The wretched of the earth rarely make headlines, whether on land or sea.
This teacher says that the wretched Soviet regime will vanish and life will return to normal.Inside ‘Maidan’: Sergei Loznitsa on His Ukrainian Uprising Doc and Putin’s ‘Fascist’ Regime|Richard Porton|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After a few minutes of this wretched nonsense, Tyrone Lewis sidles up to me and throws a hand on my shoulder.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prabhakaran had come to personify the movement, and his end, so wretched, became the emblem of Tamil defeat and Sinhalese triumph.
You would not think it too much to set the whole province in flames so that you could have your way with this wretched child.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
The wretched young man persistently exercises his right of crying "Banco," and so practically going double or quits each time.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He tried the effect of ridicule on the wretched and despairing Louis; and to one of his arguments, he at last extorted a reply.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Henceforth he must remember Winifred only when his sword was at the throat of some wretched mutineer appealing for mercy.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
The habitations of the poor are less wretched than those of Italy, but not equal to those of the fertile portion of Switzerland.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley