How to use Wretchedness in a sentence
That said, there are, in my opinion, two episodes from the third season that stand out in wretchedness.
They were somehow apart from all that, the squalor and wretchedness of her life, the constant fear of being discovered.
In 1805 Napoleon made him governor of Dalmatia, with the title of provediteur general, in which position Dandolo distinguished himself by his efforts to remove the wretchedness and idleness of the people, and to improve the country by draining the pestilential marshes and introducing better methods of agriculture.
Still we live meanly, like ants; though the fable tells us that we were long ago changed into men; like pygmies we fight with cranes; it is error upon error, and clout upon clout, and our best virtue has for its occasion a superfluous and evitable wretchedness.
Such wretchedness as he endured has driven many men to shoot themselves or drown themselves.Advertisement
The Latin ex augurio appears in the Italian sciagura, sciagurato, softened into sciaura, sciaurato, wretchedness, wretched.