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sad case

(informal) a person considered to be ludicrously contemptible or pathetic
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  • Here is a sad case, a very exceptional one, I admit, but I am bound to tell the whole truth.

    Pictures of Canadian Life J. Ewing Ritchie
  • "But it is a sad case for a man to dine alone," I said smoothly.

    Blindfolded Earle Ashley Walcott
  • Before concluding the question of the covering letter I must mention the sad case of my friend Halibut.

  • What a sad case, thought I, should I be in, if I were as naughty as she thinks me!

    Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded Samuel Richardson
  • It is a sad case for a man who never used to care a straw for a soul on earth.

    The Half-Hearted John Buchan
  • Thinking of his sad case, more than ever am I convinced that we are creatures of circumstances.

    The Twin Hells John N. Reynolds
  • I have not as yet been driven to open out my sad case to any one but yourself.

    Marion Fay Anthony Trollope
  • It is quite unnecessary that I should follow all the details of this sad case.

    Doctor Therne H. Rider Haggard
  • The poor little infant was in a sad case now its mother was lying on the mat.

    Far Off Favell Lee Mortimer

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