In the subsequent chapters the narrator is pulled, inexorably, to new depths of disillusionment and wretchedness.
The wretchedness of the life in Susiya, as in other Palestinians villages in the south Hebron Hills, is a human rights calamity.
The working classes of Thatcherite Britain were in dire need of a spokesperson to celebrate their wretchedness.
Nine months on, could the desire to put an end to the wretchedness of war plot a path out of Syria's four-year conflict?
A great part of the way, the wretchedness of our accommodation exceeds all description.
He was determined not to let the Street encroach on his wretchedness.
The gentlemen were as sick and helpless as the baby, and nothing could well increase their wretchedness.
My estate that morning had been that of a king, of a god, in contrast to this present wretchedness.
In all other parts of Ireland, what do you see but wretchedness and poverty?
Who can speak of it if he has not known the wretchedness of others?