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My girl was in wretchedly low spirits about the changed state of things in the house.
At any rate he was wretchedly sick and undersized; he had the rickets, and though he was over three years old, he was no bigger than an ordinary child of one.
She should see them henceforward with the closest observance; and wretchedly as she had hitherto misunderstood even those she was watching, she did not know how to admit that she could be blinded here.
One strong proof of my wretchedly defective nature is, that even her expostulations, so mild, so rational, have not influence to cure me of my faults; and even her praise, though I value it most highly, cannot stimulate me to continued care and foresight.
Mell were both supposed to be wretchedly paid; and that when there was hot and cold meat for dinner at Mr.
Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins and Brit actress Laura Haddock play the humans in this wretchedly repetitive episode.
They're all wasting their talents - and my time - on this wretchedly pretentious rubbish.
The previous four films have taken a total of almost PS3billion and this wretchedly repetitive and grindingly incoherent episode will probably add considerably more.
Summary: Syria's civil war has become a wretchedly complicated problem.
Stokes' second-innings 120 in Perth was an oasis of achievement, as England otherwise descended wretchedly to a third successive defeat to concede the Ashes before Christmas.
The last time Ben Arfa was asked to play away from home Newcastle were three down at half-time and performing wretchedly.
In the closing paragraphs of the book, the narrator expresses grief that his younger, oblivious self took no action to save the pair: Selam must have lived, or died, wretchedly.