sad case

sad case

n
informal a person considered to be ludicrously contemptible or pathetic
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But a week later we read in the newspaper of the sad case of Bishop Morehouse, who had been committed to the Napa Asylum and for whom there were still hopes held out.
Flights of fancy gave place, in her mind, to a steady fireside glow, and I had already begun to perceive how, with the development of the conviction that--as time went on without a public accident-- our young things could, after all, look out for themselves, she addressed her greatest solicitude to the sad case presented by their instructress.
Whereupon the newspapers informed the public that the sad case of the two lepers at the pest-house had become tragic, because the white one had gone insane.
I had seen Scotty weep about his own worthlessness and the sad case of his Edinburgh mother who was a lady.
Don't it seem to you they'd be in a sad case, if, some pleasant summer morning like this, the angel should spread his wings, and fly to the place he came from?
And they were accommodating Hetty, poor thing--a pretty, respectable-looking young woman, apparently in a sad case.
The landlord of the house which we had taken when we were married heard of my sad case.
Here Jonathan interrupted him hotly, "Do you mean to say, Professor Van Helsing, that you would bring Mina, in her sad case and tainted as she is with that devil's illness, right into the jaws of his deathtrap?
He had never thought that a fugitive might be a hapless mother, a defenceless child,--like that one which was now wearing his lost boy's little well-known cap; and so, as our poor senator was not stone or steel,--as he was a man, and a downright noble-hearted one, too,--he was, as everybody must see, in a sad case for his patriotism.
Banning him from driving for 24 months, chairman David Davies said: "It is a sad case because of the consequences of your actions on you personally and because of the impact on your family.
Inspector Ian Wilkins said: "This is a terribly sad case.
He would also like to thank the police for their kind attitude in dealing with this very sad case.