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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I won't slow down or give up or feel sorry for myself. God has been very kind to me.
I feel sorry for myself,' said a giggling Fajardo in Filipino.
Whenever I feel sorry for myself, I just tell myself I could have ended up in a wheelchair or dead."
"I think you just have to say to yourself, 'I'm not just going to sit on a chair.' It's not that I do a lot of things, but I don't feel sorry for myself. I've been a widow for nine years, and I had a wonderful, wonderful husband.
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.
Armitstead said: "I can't feel sorry for myself. This is sport and that's what it's about.
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. I go, 'My God, this is going to be such a great song'."
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. Its life, it happens - learn from it and move on," she added.
I couldn't go home and feel sorry for myself. I was better off being out."
Then he overstepped the mark in Aerosmith week when he decided to play the 'I feel sorry for myself' role to try and reverse people's perceptions.
"I could sit here and feel sorry for myself and feel sorry for the group.