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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It seems while most people have been making the most of their long weekend off work by getting out in the sunshine, poor Michelle has been wrapped up in bed feeling sorry for herself.
Now 19 and pregnant with her third child, she has turned up feeling sorry for herself in a Syrian refugee camp.
In a Peanuts comic strip, Lucy is feeling sorry for herself and complains: "My life is a drag.
Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she pushed herself to learn makeup and led her to write a prayer book.
She's merely squandering it alone in a chair feeling sorry for herself while the man she incompatibly clings to plays video games.
It takes her mind off feeling sorry for herself. I'm very proud of her and I'm glad she has found something else that keeps her mind off it."
After a two-month period of "feeling sorry for herself," she decided to see her situation as an opportunity to reinvent herself.
Finally, after two months of feeling sorry for herself, Gomez accepted her fate.
Instead of feeling sorry for herself, Claire joined GirlCrew, a Facebook group for women who want to make new friends in their community.
The first glimmer of remorse - or feeling sorry for herself - came in a letter Philpott, 34, sent to a penpal last week.
And instead of lying on her back and feeling sorry for herself she let her imagination flow and put pen to paper to write a series of novels which have brought joy to many.
Another of the sources close to Tuisasosopo who had listened to the voicemails said, "That's the way [Tino] cries when she's feeling sorry for herself. It's her, that's the voice."
ROWND A ROWND (S4C) Dani is feeling sorry for herself for having failed miserably in her exams.
"She's sitting in front of me now feeling sorry for herself but okay.
Just before the end of her first semester, Tameka realized she was wasting time feeling sorry for herself. She got tired of using foster care as an excuse.