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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Whenever I feel sorry for myself, I just tell myself I could have ended up in a wheelchair or dead.
It's not that I do a lot of things, but I don't feel sorry for myself.
Coleen, who met Wayne while they were at school, begged her fans not to feel sorry for her, adding: "I appreciate being cared about, however, I am a strong person and I don't feel sorry for myself.
There should have been plenty good years ahead of me, but I prefer to think of the eight great years of top-level rugby I enjoyed rather than feel sorry for myself moping about how badly done to I was.
Whenever I go through something that's not ideal, I don't feel sorry for myself.
Why was I sweating in the waiting room, why did I feel sorry for myself and everyone who went to meet their fate, and why did I decide to turn up 20 minutes early
There was no time to sit and feel sorry for myself that I didn't win the Open," said Scott.
I feel sorry for myself - if I need to contact such boys in the government or private sector to deal with any situation, what kind of service I will get?
With anything that's happened in my life, I never sit there and feel sorry for myself.
I could sit here and feel sorry for myself and feel sorry for the group.
But mostly I feel sorry for myself - as I just know I will spend the next 13 weeks gripped by the antics of these 16 misfits.
I don't have time to feel sorry for myself," Gross told the Knoxville News Sentinel.
I spent years wishing my boobs were bigger until I finally realized I could either feel sorry for myself forever or get over it and be an active, confident small-on-top woman.
But I cannot find time in any one day to stop and feel sorry for myself.