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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

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

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

The wretch who digs the mine for bread, or ploughs, that others may be fed, feels less fatigued than that decreed to him who cannot think or read.
Hannah More
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Wretch Translations

wretch in German is armes Wesen, Kerl
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