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, for, sorry
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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, for, sorry
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"Feeling sorry for myself is not going to do anything for anyone, is it?'' he added.
I called my mum, cried a little, walked to McDonald's where they refused to serve us at the drive-thru because we didn't have a car, proceeded to walk to Safeway and bought a Red Velvet cake for my tea before sitting up to 5am feeling sorry for myself and over-thinking every day of my life for the last 28 years Fed-up 10,000m runner Eilish McColgan, 28, on her bad diet during a bad day after a bad race in the US
The way I bettered myself is through hard work, learning from mistakes and never feeling sorry for myself. Or putting others down.
"I am still playing football for a living and still at Sunderland Football Club, I am in a very fortunate position so there is no point feeling sorry for myself.
"But I had to stop feeling sorry for myself and just focus on La Rochelle in the Champions Cup.
So, back to feeling sorry for myself. And probably a need for alcohol with it.
I was already tired of feeling sorry for myself, and feeling helpless and hopeless.
Thus it came to pass that while I was stretched out on the sofa feeling sorry for myself, my wife Maria got the mower out and cut the grass.
I did not want to spend the next six years lying in bed feeling sorry for myself. In fact, I didn't lie in bed.
He said: "I was driving in on Monday feeling sorry for myself. I stopped at lights and could feel someone pulling up alongside and the guy looking at me.
Any time that I feel like work is getting crazy and feeling sorry for myself, I just look at the hard hat and get a little reality check."
For so long before that I'd been completely down - drinking too much, feeling sorry for myself, unable to get a grip on things.
"I've had two days of feeling sorry for myself and it's gutting to just miss out again.
"And what I'm doing right now is not helping because I'm just feeling sorry for myself, and that is no good.
It makes you concentrate hugely on your fitness when you do eventually return and I must say I'm not feeling sorry for myself. Like Jamie Codd, who was one of the first people to contact me after the leg break, I am just itching to get back.