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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Wagner said: "There is no time to feel sorry for ourselves.
We can't feel sorry for ourselves," said the Londoner, who marked his We can't for have together debut with the only goal of December's game at home to Fulham.
But there's no time for us to feel sorry for ourselves - we've got a big week ahead so we need to start looking forward.
We can't feel sorry for ourselves, we've got to go out and prove that we're a good team," he said.
After Carwyn and I were diagnosed we decided we couldn't just sit around and feel sorry for ourselves.
We can feel sorry for ourselves and say it's game over, or take some confidence from the way we played against Sweden.
When we fell behind it would have been easy to feel sorry for ourselves but we got back into it.
ONE can feel badly done to at times, for which we can be prone to feel sorry for ourselves.
We're experiencing injuries and debatable decisions week in, week out at the moment, but I said to the boys you've got to respond at these times - we can feel sorry for ourselves, or we can dust ourselves down and get on with what we've got, and to be fair to them, that's what they did today.
We've just got to dust ourselves down and make sure we don't feel sorry for ourselves, because we know we're still good enough to do if.
However, we cannot afford to feel sorry for ourselves as our season is far from over.
While some of us might feel sorry for ourselves, the youngster from Newport has taken to writing a daily blog about her illness.
We are not in a disastrous situation and not to feel sorry for ourselves - we are in a position where we have to be attracted by what we can achieve.
Defensive errors proved costly at Forest in the 2-1 defeat, but McNaughton said: "We can't feel sorry for ourselves.
Every side that has been successful needs a bit of luck but the sooner we get stuck in and don't feel sorry for ourselves, the better chance we will have.