sorry sight

sorry sight

 and sad sight
a sight that one regrets seeing; someone or something that is unpleasant to look at. Well, aren't you a sorry sight! Go get cleaned up and put on some fresh clothes.
See also: sight, sorry
References in classic literature ?
Then, seeing the mischief they had done, the Yanguesans with all the haste they could loaded their team and pursued their journey, leaving the two adventurers a sorry sight and in sorrier mood.
And when the play was over the graveyard was a sorry sight with trodden grass and broken headstones.
It is a sorry sight to see so true a knight pleading in so false a cause.
Residents have complained that the pub has looked a sorry sight since it shut and say the quayside has also become visibly quieter.
I had just returned from a walk across Pype Hayes Park and had spent ten minutes gazing at the sorry sight that is Pype Hayes Hall.
Our town will be a sorry sight through lack of essential services.
He even pointed out that Armaan's brash behaviour towards Tanisha was a sorry sight, since the actress had always stood by him.
The Jambos have lost seven of their last eight in the league and cut a sorry sight as they crashed at home to St Johnstone.
Marred by overage and participation issues, the display of Vivekananda Vidyapeeth, Raipur, against NCC ( West Bengal & Sikkim) on Monday was a sorry sight to watch.
Again the number of businesses that have had to shut up shop made a sorry sight.
It is also a sorry sight, for Australians are known not to give up but there is a sense of resignation about the batsmen as they walk to the crease to take guard.
CRUMBLING MEMORIES The Grafton Rooms are falling down Such a sad and sorry sight It used to be customers falling down At the end of along hard night Women will remember going there All smart and so well presented Feet that stuck to those carpets Before Velcro was even invented Lads all moved in at midnight That's when they took their chance They didn''t have to fork out for a drink But had a partner for the final dance Hundreds and thousands of Scousers Found lovers and romance and more At the Grafton you learned to "dance like your dad" As you swept her across the dancefloor Today you may see an old Scouser Stood outside with a tear in his eye "What was your fondest memory Pops?
It became a sorry sight of large rocks, tree trunks, debris, and dead bodies that were hidden underneath.
He stated : "In the current situation, fares are increased at the whim of airlines and hurting passengers," adding that it was a sorry sight to see Keralite families with children stranded at airports wanting those elusive air tickets at reasonable prices.
The top of the tree looked a sorry sight, All the leaves covered in a gooey blight, Any cherries that had been were now no more, Had lost the battle, aphids won with high score.