Feel sorry for oneself - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.
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It was a dismal scene, but it was hard to feel sorry for oneself
with the thought of the animal at the centre of it all.