feel sorry for (oneself)

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feel sorry for (oneself)

To feel pity for oneself due to circumstances or treatment perceived as unfair or exceptionally harmful. The phrase typically implies that such feelings are not fully warranted. I know you're disappointed that opportunity didn't work out, but you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself and start auditioning again.
See also: feel, sorry

be/feel ˈsorry for yourself

(informal, disapproving) be/feel unhappy because you think other people have treated you badly, etc: You can’t sit there feeling sorry for yourself all day.
See also: feel, sorry
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Alderton breezes through tales of humiliations, failed romances and an eating disorder in a fairly matter of fact way without seeming to want to dwell on them for too long or to feel sorry for herself at all.
Theresa May will have another reason to feel sorry for herself this winter if she doesn't inject much needed resources.
Ferne is clearly struggling with the mental strain of it all too, but is determined not to seek sympathy or feel sorry for herself.
Rather than feel sorry for herself, and do what the doctors said and go home and love her sons, she has somehow found the strength to fight for her boys and raise money to find a cure.
According to the TVD big boss, Bonnie tried to not feel sorry for herself because she is all by herself with no way out but eventually the Bennett witch realized that her situation sucks.
However, she refused to sit down and feel sorry for herself.
But the former carer refuses to feel sorry for herself and continues to make the most of the precious time that she has left with her family.
Rather than feel sorry for herself Joanne fought back and, in her words, "kicked cancer in the ass.
Felder realized she didn't have time to feel sorry for herself when she was serving others.
I always told her not to feel sorry for herself, to keep herself positive and she did.
But the bubbly, sociable teenager who has a pet chihauhau called Pebbles, refuses to feel sorry for herself.
I think she faced so much hardship early in life, she takes whatever's thrown her way and doesn't feel sorry for herself.
It would have been easy for heartbroken Alesha to vanish under her duvet with a box of chocolates and feel sorry for herself.