sorry sight

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a sorry sight

Someone or something that has a piteous, woeful, or wretched appearance. Our son was a sorry sight after his six-month-long trip around Southeast Asia on his own, looking skinny, dirty, and threadbare. But he said he had the best time of his life. We were greeted by quite a sorry sight when we entered the home. Trash and random junk was piled all over every room of the house, while scrawny, dirty cats prowled around, picking at various scraps of food.
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sorry sight

 and sad sight
a sight that one regrets seeing; someone or something that is unpleasant to look at. Well, aren't you a sorry sight! Go get cleaned up and put on some fresh clothes.
See also: sight, sorry
References in classic literature ?
A sad sight for the poor gypsy, a foundling, condemned to death, an unhappy creature, without country, without family, without a hearthstone.
Well, it was a sad sight to me; and whether it was because of my thoughts of Alan, or from something prophetic in my bosom, although this was but the second time I had seen King George's troops, I had no good will to them.
It was a sad sight, but it showed us that the anchorage was calm.
Surely to any man it is a sad sight," said Alleyne, "to see these holy men, who have done no sin themselves, suffering so for the sins of others.
To see her hand upon his arm in mute entreaty half-repressed, and her timid little shrinking figure turning away, was to see a sad, sad sight.
The sad sight of the change in her from her former self, made the one interest of my love an interest of tenderness and compassion which her father or her brother might have felt, and which I felt, God knows, in my inmost heart.
Door after door the Prince Arthur opened, seeing many strange, sad sights.
Twitter user Lewis Wake (@lewiswake) from Ediburgh, Scotland, shared photos of the sad sight of three pizza boxes stacked on top of each other untouched on empty shelves.
Of course it's a sad sight to see high street and retail park favourites closing their doors for good, not least for the loss of jobs it signifies.
Mr Hankey, 65, added: "It was a very sad sight to see yesterday.
It is a sad sight to see the wall chalking done on the large stones in water and on the cliffs advertising local brands.
A video shared by the woman on Liveleak shows the sad sight of the box filled with potato chunks instead of the iPhone 6.
Photographer Barbara Jones said: "Seeing the demolition work starting was a sad sight.
It's a sad sight to see but before people start saying idiotic things like don't be a junkie, spare a thought for how they got to rock bottom.