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be 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 being sorry for yourself and start auditioning again.
See also: sorry

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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But maybe your boyfriend doesn't know how to deal with more difficult feelings, so if you explain to him that while you appreciate things will get better, there are some days when you just need to feel sorry for yourself and you don't want him to be funny.
"Do you sit and feel sorry for yourself, or do you embrace the next two or three games and get excited by them?
He added:"You can either feel sorry for yourself or you can dig in, grit your teeth and show your character.
"It's very easy to feel sorry for yourself when things aren't going well.
You can't just stay in bed and feel sorry for yourself. You gotta get up.
Tomkins pointed out: "You can't feel sorry for yourself when you are playing Leicester away.
He insisted: "You can't feel sorry for yourself - you've got to pick yourself up and go again."
I've learned that the most important trait you need as an entrepreneur is, when you take a hit, to not feel sorry for yourself. That separated the men from the boys and the women from the girls.
It's easy to feel sorry for yourself. Unfortunately, you can be unlucky and these things can happen.
"You can't feel sorry for yourself. You put a brave face on it and you move on.
It's tough, but nobody will feel sorry for you and what you can't do is feel sorry for yourself.
Wenger said: "I was very impressed because I felt that when you come out of a bad period like we are, and you are 2-0 down, you can feel sorry for yourself or you can show you have the mental qualities to play for this club.
Murray said: "It's quite easy when something like that happens to feel sorry for yourself and think, 'Oh, I can't believe this has happened', in a match that I was in pretty decent control of at the time.
"But you don't have time to feel sorry for yourself, because you're all working as hard as each other.
You can't feel sorry for yourself when she's rushing around, raiding your wardrobe and chatting away."