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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Refusing to feel sorry for herself, she began raising money for Alder Hey Hospital, Macmillan Nurses and other causes.
Orner, who has long brown and grey hair, and dressed in a bright orange windbreaker, with black sweatshirt, and tennis shoes with bright pink laces, said she tries not to feel sorry for herself.
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.
"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.
Caroline Dries explained that there is a meaning behind Bonnie's action of burning the Christmas tree that she decorated in the 1994 prison world in the mid-season finale episode titled "Christmas Through Your Eyes." 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.
Rosie didn't feel sorry for herself. She wanted to turn her illness into something positive.
Felder realized she didn't have time to feel sorry for herself when she was serving others.
But the bubbly, sociable teenager who has a pet chihauhau called Pebbles, refuses to feel sorry for herself.
Theresa May will have another reason to feel sorry for herself this winter if she doesn't inject much needed resources.
Yet she refuses to feel sorry for herself. With good friends and her Christian faith to aid her let's hope she gets her life sorted soon.
However, she refused to sit down and feel sorry for herself.