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Definition of Wretch

Wretch

  1. A miserable person; one profoundly unhappy.
  2. One sunk in vice or degradation; a base, despicable person; a vile knave; as, a profligate wretch.

Wretch Quotations

It is the mind that maketh good of ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.
Edmund Spenser

The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe.
Bertrand Russell

It is the mind that maketh good or ill, That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.
Michel de Montaigne

Hatred, in the course of time, kills the unhappy wretch who delights in nursing it in his bosom.
Giacomo Casanova

Above all things, I must not get angry. If I do get angry I knock all the teeth out of the mouth of the poor wretch who has angered me.
Franz Schubert
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Wretch Translations

wretch in German is armes Wesen, Kerl
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