26 Metaphors for wretch

I drew away to leave him room, with mingled pity and horror that this poor wretch should be the partner of the only shelter I could find within so short a time of my arrival.

Thus the state of Missouri has proclaimed to the world, that the wretches who perpetrated that unspeakably diabolical murder, and the thousands that stood by consenting to it, were her representatives, and the Bench sanctifies it with the solemnity of a judicial decision.

Those wretches also that are his counsellors, viz., Karna and Suvala, and others, always pander to his vices, as he is incapable of understanding things rightly.

The wretch is no assassin, no night-murderer.

The wretch that, after having seen the consequences of a thousand errours, continues still to blunder, and whose age has only added obstinacy to stupidity, is surely the object of either abhorrence or contempt, and deserves not that his grey head should secure him from insults.

wee poor wretches Are punishe [sic] for his grosse impietyes, They mov'd heavens wrathe, who stir'd the winds and waves Stryvinge whose fury should destroy us fyrst.

I enter not into particulars; for it is always better to speak of the dead than the living; but I must say, that Agrigentum never fared worse under Phalaris, nor Syracuse under Dionysius, nor Thebes in the hand of the bloody tyrant Eteocles, even though all those wretches were villains by whose orders every day, without fault, without even charge, men were sent by dozens to the scaffold or into hopeless exile.

This groveling wretch, forcing the words through his dry lips, was the thief who had made another of my father and had brought to miserable ends the lives of both my parents!

Yet here was this wretch, a creature too foul to live, who had tried to work me so great a mischief, and yet I could not bring myself to crush his skull in.

"And thou despicable wretch, is this thy shallow plan?

My faithful service brought, She flung me off without a qualm, Because my lot was poor, And gave, because the wretch was rich, Her favor to a Moor.

'I could have borne my woes; that stranger Joy Wounds while it smiles:The long imprison'd wretch, Emerging from the night of his damp cell, Shrinks from the sun's bright beams; and that which flings Gladness o'er all, to him is agony.' BOSWELL.

"The author of the Arimaspeia thinks these lines terrible: "Here too, is mighty marvel for our thought: 'Mid seas men dwell, on water, far from land: Wretches they are, for sorry toil is theirs; Eyes on the stars, heart on the deep they fix; Oft to the gods, I ween, their hands are raised; Their inward parts in evil case upheaved.

this wretch is the prince of the kingdom of Persia; men skilled in every science are born there, for which reason the [Persian] proverb "Isfahan nisfi Jahan," or "Ispahan is half the world," has become well known.

My eyes have been the cause of all these calamities: if I had not had a strong desire to behold beautiful persons, then that wretch would not have been my bane.

Helpless wretch that I am! Are not Kate's whole head and heart, and all, under the dominion of Heaven's best angels?

I add that this wretch, a democrat for the people, a spy for the police, was a twofold traitor.

wee poor wretches Are punishe [sic] for his grosse impietyes, They mov'd heavens wrathe, who stir'd the winds and waves Stryvinge whose fury should destroy us fyrst.

This wretch at the same time was a member of a Presbyterian church.

The excuse which this execrable wretch made on board for his conduct, was the following, "that if the slaves, who were then sickly, had died a natural death, the loss would have been the owners; but as they were thrown alive into the sea, it would fall upon the underwriters."]

An unfortunate wretch had been several years in the jail for a murder committed during the frenzy of a fit of insanity.

Yet he told himself there were people who live without conversing with anyone, absorbed far from the world in their own affairs, like recluses and trappists, and there is nothing to prove that these wretches and sages become madmen or consumptives.

The wretch is the basest and most cowardly among the forest tribes; nor has the sublime courage of the English bull-dog ever been so memorably exhibited as in his hopeless fight at Warwick with the cowardly and cruel lion called Wallace.

That miserable wretch is full of anxiety and acquireth not regions of bliss hereafter.

Yes, that wretch, too, was a man and a brotherat least so books used to say.

26 Metaphors for  wretch