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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There was no point feeling sorry for ourselves, that would have done no good for anyone."
Mata: We can't start feeling sorry for ourselves JUAN Mata insists there is no time for United to feel sorry for themselves after the draw against Chelsea made it unlikely Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will be playing Champions League football next season.
"We should not start feeling sorry for ourselves, that is not going to get us anywhere.
"It's one of those where we're disappointed, but we can't keep feeling sorry for ourselves.
"What we have to do is make sure that we don't let our mentality turn back to feeling sorry for ourselves and saying 'here we go again'," said Ross, whose side remain fourth albeit the gap between themselves and the automatic promotion places has increased to four points.
"This is why we are not feeling sorry for ourselves. We are sorry and frustrated for our fans but as the game panned out we could not give them that first win.
"We are not feeling sorry for ourselves but these decisions are affecting where we are in the table."
"We can't be sitting around feeling sorry for ourselves just because we've lost players.
"We have to stop feeling sorry for ourselves, start pulling together and fight our way out of this horrible situation," added Faiumu.
We are disappointed but we are not feeling sorry for ourselves. We tend to overcome setbacks pretty well here."
All in all I think racing stacks up pretty well and, rather than feeling sorry for ourselves, let's be proud of what we've got.
"There is no point feeling sorry for ourselves, we need to sharpen our act and get things right in our next game."
Our industry, like most, continues to struggle but calling our associates, clients and yes, even competing companies, on a regular basis spreading this message of hope and commitment has led us to a new place, a place where we don't sit down feeling sorry for ourselves, a place where others come first.
We have to quit feeling sorry for ourselves, pointing blame in every direction, and prove to the world that we're still a force to be reckoned with.