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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But I had to stop feeling sorry for myself and just focus on La Rochelle in the Champions Cup.
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.
So I could be standing here, feeling sorry for myself.
I did not want to spend the next six years lying in bed feeling sorry for myself.
He said: "I was driving in on Monday feeling sorry for myself.
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.
I could have sat feeling sorry for myself after I lost my job at St Mirren but decided to improve my knowledge of the game by seeing how different clubs operate.
It's a bit of a joke at times but after a couple of hours of feeling sorry for myself I just sighed and said 'whatever' and got on with it.
If I had moped around the place feeling sorry for myself then, I probably wouldn't have come back to play rugby again.
He replied, 'There is no such thing as old age,' so I stopped feeling sorry for myself and carried on shopping.
Instead of sitting at home feeling sorry for myself I wanted to bring this to the attention of other people.