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  • It was the worse news I could hear.

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  • His silence was worse than his anger.

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  • There's no point in making it look any worse than it is.

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  • It's worse than that.

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  • Which would be worse, an uneasy stomach or split lips?

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  • With skin cancer, like all diseases, over time some people get better and some people get worse, and often we really don't know why.

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  • It wasn't the first time she'd heard such a thing, but it sounded far worse coming from the devil than it had Wynn.

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  • And worse yet, Cade had thought she was going along with his skit.

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  • Well, if need be, I shall do it no worse than others.

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  • Yet one has just occurred that was even worse than the first.

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  • It'll be worse if he fires the bridge.

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  • But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil.

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  • Maybe he's got something worse planned.

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  • He knew in a situation like this fear and panic were their worse enemies.

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  • Worse, he had again assumed she was a willing participant.

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  • And if she told Damian who to kill, did that make her worse than them?

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  • But if I had not helped you, you would have been in a worse place.

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  • This weekend looks worse than we thought.

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  • In a few years, the money is gone and they are worse off than before.

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  • What was even worse, their love life was suffering.

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  • Just have worse odds, Jule said, trying not to let his own alarm show.

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  • Worse than seeing him was feeling him.

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  • He was expecting worse than a cat in Darian's room.

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  • It looks worse than it is.

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  • Through all of this, we can end war by making it a worse choice than the status quo for everyone. 3.

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  • She was, alas, the helpless victim of my outbursts of temper and of affection, so that she became much the worse for wear.

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  • But this puts an infinitely worse face on the matter, and suggests, beside, that probably not even the other three succeed in saving their souls, but are perchance bankrupt in a worse sense than they who fail honestly.

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  • And Natasha felt that this costume, the very one she had regarded with surprise and amusement at Otradnoe, was just the right thing and not at all worse than a swallow-tail or frock coat.

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  • The worse everything became, especially his own affairs, the better was Pierre pleased and the more evident was it that the catastrophe he expected was approaching.

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  • Worse than strangling you?

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  • In one case, the technology, writing, probably resulted in our memories getting worse, but we gained much more than we lost.

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  • During this halt the escort treated the prisoners even worse than they had done at the start.

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  • But I guess if we have, it's no worse than having a child out of wedlock.

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  • The early December sun couldn't set fast enough to prevent her pounding headache from growing worse on her drive to work.

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  • A deeper ache, as if she had the flu and every muscle in her body was on fire, was made worse by sleeping on the cold floor.

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  • He's my husband, for better or for worse.

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  • In any case, the vow was for better or for worse.

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  • Now it would be even worse.

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  • Worrying would only make it worse.

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  • Gazing at the obvious mass in her brain, she knew the results were bad, but were they worse?

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  • She already knew, but it seemed worse when a doctor said it.

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  • She wasn't going to let things get worse.

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  • They'd never trusted one another enough to share, and their father made things worse by compartmentalizing the Council's business and pitting the sons against one another long before he was killed.

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  • He released her, not wanting to make this worse.

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  • Worse, he wasn't able to operate under the radar for much longer, now that Gabriel had claimed his mate.

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  • If you're messing with us, then I'll do worse than slap you.

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  • Could he really be much worse?

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  • Having to give up all hope is worse than the temporary down of finding out I'm not pregnant.

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  • There's a worse pain, Carmen.

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  • We promised to take each other for better or worse, Carmen.

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  • It can't get much worse than what we've already endured.

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  • What could be worse than what she had already been through?

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  • If the child picked up on her fear, it could cause him worse problems.

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  • It was as if everything was coming to a head, and it couldn't have come at a worse time.

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  • Worse yet, when Lori finally came to her senses, they wouldn't be willing to let her have the baby.

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  • It's worse than before.

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  • You are far worse!

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  • The last state now became worse than the first, as Alexander fell more and more under the spell of the infamous Cesare Borgia.

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  • If they are beaten, flogged, or sent to Siberia, I don't suppose they are any the worse off.

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  • She just keeps getting worse!

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  • Still, Alex might be getting worse.

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  • As bad as the wreck was, it could have been worse.

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  • And yet, if she hadn't come to this house, it would have been worse.

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  • No, a restraining order wouldn't stop him from finding me if he wanted to, and it might just make him mad enough to do something worse.

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  • Things were getting progressively worse.

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  • Yully woke with him and pushed herself up, expecting the worse.

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  • It's been going on for two weeks, and it's getting worse.

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  • What she saw was worse.

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  • He was so calm and methodical during the whole business it made it that much worse.

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  • When the sun was up, she retreated from the French doors, troubled by the lost souls and what she did to make Gabriel's life worse, when she'd hoped to make it better.

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  • Or worse, staying with her for eternity but hating her.

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  • He didn't think he could do much worse, but the fact the Dark One held the key to something he might need to know was not promising.

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  • Shit. There's nothing she can do to make my day worse.

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  • It was worse than the morning after he slept with human-Deidre and awoke to discover whom he spent the night with.

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  • It was worse than he thought.

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  • There were, it seemed, worse things than death.

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  • Surely that was an exaggeration - infidelity had to be worse.

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  • The shaking of the earth grew worse, until the walls began to tremble.

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  • Jenn drew a knife and obeyed, guessing whatever awaited her couldn't be much worse than the Black God or Original Vamp.

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  • In a way, Jenn was worse.

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  • Her emotions still felt too close to the surface; exhaustion would only make them worse.

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  • Worse, she'd taken the bait.

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  • Worse, he made her feel for the first time.

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  • Your fate was much worse than death.

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  • He wouldn't think the worse, not unless Sofi confirmed it.

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  • Even worse - she'd lost the bribe she brought for the Oceanan messenger.

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  • Nay, her death at their hands would be worse if they knew her identity!

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  • To live a worse fate under Memon's rule?

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  • My father isn't a fool, warlord, and he'll suspect me of worse than he does now.

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  • Whatever he planned for her would be far worse than their quick deaths.

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  • The more the warlords used the magic for themselves, the worse their fates and the faster their madness came.

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  • Yes, but I think Gerald is a little worse for wear.

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  • Alex would be upset, but even worse; it would give Jonathan ammunition in his battle for a cell phone.

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  • Maybe she was hurt worse than she thought.

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  • Of course, it could have been worse.

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  • To make matters worse, today was the fifth anniversary of the day Alexia was born – and died.

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  • His imagination would be worse than what Rob actually said.

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  • That's even worse than an inside dog.

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  • You could do a lot worse than Denton.

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  • It couldn't be deer season, so that meant the dog was chasing the deer for pleasure - or worse.

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  • Sleep didn't come easily that night, and when it finally overtook her, it was filled with snakes and insects - and worse yet, Denton.

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  • I haven't yet, but then you're used to heat a lot worse than this, aren't you?

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  • It doesn't get much worse than this.

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  • However, if something worse comes to pass, you will have a choice to make.

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  • Neither world would be worse off, if he was gone.

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  • Worse, she had the code to enter any time she wanted.

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  • It got worse when Xander removed his shirt.

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  • Jessi waited for him to tell her to leave or worse.

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  • Worse, what if he discarded her before she was able to get the gem?

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  • The more Xander knew about her family, the worse this was all going to turn out.

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  • Xander's mood was growing worse.

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  • Before sleeping with a vampire, Jessi didn't think life could get any worse.

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  • Jessi wasn't certain how, but she felt even worse about walking away from Xander.

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  • Standing in the middle of a dirt road, god-knew-where, stuck between the bristling Black God and Original Other, Jessi couldn't imagine her situation getting worse.

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  • Her husband, though he afterwards deteriorated, seems at that time to have been neither better nor worse than the Berrichon squires around him, and the first years of her married life, during which her son Maurice and her daughter Solange were born, except for lovers' quarrels, were passed in peace and quietness, though signs were not wanting of the coming storm.

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  • He certainly left Muscovite society worse than he found it, and so prepared the way for the horrors of "the Great Anarchy."

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  • The Portuguese were even worse offenders, for in 1680 they made a settlement on the north of the river Plate, right opposite to Buenos Aires, named Colonia, which with one or two short intervals, remained.

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  • No change was made in official methods, and the condition of affairs drifted from bad to worse, until the temper of the people, so long and so sorely tried, showed plainly that the situation had become insufferable.

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  • In 168 B.C. Antiochus Epiphanes captured Jerusalem, destroyed the walls, and devastated the Temple, reducing the city to a worse position than it had occupied since the time of the captivity.

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  • The next day he again fell ill and was removed from Hampton Court to Whitehall, where his condition became worse.

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  • And this result he achieved with men of less than two years' service, men, too, more heavily equipped and worse mounted than the veterans of the Grande Armee.

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  • To make matters worse, the pen which records the motion of the plate is often connected with it by an extensive system of chains and levers.

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  • Worse complications ensued for the Italians when the emperor Charles VI., father of Maria Theresa, died in i74o.

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  • Custozza might have been afterwards retrieved,, for Italians had plenty of fresh troops besides Cialdinis army; nothing was done, as both the king and La Marraora believed situation to be much worse than it actually wa,s.

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  • His efforts were worse than futile.

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  • Worse men had been less detested, but Danby had none of the amiable virtues which often counteract the odium incurred by serious faults.

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  • He was one of those who held that nothing should be done hastily, and that few crimes were worse than the waste of time."

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  • It is worse than useless to apply drastic remedies if the main facts cf the, lifehistory of the pest are not known; e.g.

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  • He survived the reign of Henry VIII., that perilous age for the Howards, with no worse misadventure than the conviction of himself and his wife of misprision of treason in concealing the offences of his niece, Queen Catherine.

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  • At Athens, at any rate after Aristides, the eupatrid was neither better nor worse off than another man.

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  • When, therefore, their goodness is gone, their corruption becomes worse than the corruption of either of the other forms of government.

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  • That in the better times of the aristocracy nobility was not uncommonly granted to worthy persons, that in its worse times it was more commonly sold to unworthy persons, was the affair of the aristocratic body itself.

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  • If this hampers him in part i., the situation appears still worse in part ii., which is directly occupied with the defence of Christianity.

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  • Such partial competition, with the discrimination it involves, is liable to be worse for the public than no competition at all.

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  • Her uncle, the duke of Norfolk, whom she was reported to have treated "worse than a dog," reviled her, calling her a "grande putaine."

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  • The relations between the two were now worse than before.

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  • The influence of the happier communities has been exercised on behalf of those in a worse position by individuals such as Sir Moses Montefiore rather than by societies or leagues.

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  • The situation went from bad to worse, the deficit in the budget increased, the gendarmery, which received no pay, became insubordinate, and crime multiplied.

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  • Under this management the produce seems to have been three times the seed; and yet, says the writer, " if in East Lothian they did not leave a higher stubble than in other places of the kingdom, their grounds would be in a much worse condition than at present they are, though bad enough."

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  • We think that the decay of interest in these writers involves a real loss, and that students of modern problems may do worse than read Ricardo and his school.

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  • Still worse was the prospect when Sir Arthur Wellesley with a British force landed in Portugal, gained the battle of Vimiero (21st of August), and brought the French commander, Junot, by the so-called convention of Cintra, to agree to the evacuation of the country by all the French troops.

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  • Now at the close of 1812 matters were worse, and Napoleon, on reaching Paris, found the nation preoccupied with the task of finding out how many Frenchmen had survived the Russian campaign.

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  • Yet as systematists their authors were no worse than Klein, whose Historiae Avium Prodromus, appearing at Lubeck in 1750, and Stemmata Avium at Leipzig in 1759, met with considerable favour in some quarters.

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  • The classification was modified, chiefly on the old lines of Willughby and Ray, and certainly for the better; but no scientific nomenclature was adopted, which, as the author subsequently found, was a change for the worse.

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  • When Augustine proposed this task he had already planned and made some progress with his own De civitate Dei; it is the same argument that is elaborated by his disciple, namely, the evidence from history that the circumstances of the world had not really become worse since the introduction of Christianity.

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  • But still worse for the Latins was the capture of Jerusalem by the Seljukian Turks in 1071.

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  • Still worse was the frequent remarriage of widowed princesses and heiresses.

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  • In the kingdom matters were almost worse.

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  • It was indeed time; the privations of the besiegers during the previous winter had been terrible; and the position of affairs had only been made worse by the dissensions between Guy de Lusignan and Conrad of Montferrat, who had begun to claim the crown in return for his services, and had, on the death of Sibylla, the wife of Guy, reinforced his claim by a marriage with her younger sister, Isabella.

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  • Other writers, again, blame the com mercial cupidity of the Italian towns; of what avail, they asked with no little justice, was the Crusade, when Venice and Genoa destroyed the naval bases necessary for its success by their internecine quarrels in the Levant (as in 1257), or - still worse - entered into commercial treaties with the common enemy against whom the Crusades were directed?

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  • Economically the island in 1868 was in a much worse condition than thirty years before.

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  • Siegfried's whole character and career is, indeed, annihilated in the clumsy progress towards this consummation; but Shakespeare might have condoned worse plots for the sake of so noble a result; and indeed Wagner's awkwardness arises mainly from fear of committing oversights.

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  • But his reception was worse than cold, and the Russian Government determined to take strong measures.

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  • His immoralities, like his acts of persecution, were exaggerated by his opponents; but his private life was undoubtedly a scandal to religion, and has only the excuse that it was not worse than that of most of his order at the time.

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  • He used to say that no man was better than a good priest, and none worse than a bad one.

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  • The policy of leaving things alone only led from bad to worse, and "the case for intervention is overwhelming."

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  • But as the administration grew stronger, the position of the peasantry became worse.

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  • But though the battlefield discipline of the men was better, the discipline in camp and on the march was worse, for the troops were no longer eager to reach the battlefield, and marched because they were compelled, not of their own goodwill.

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  • Thus the manoeuvre against Vitebsk again miscarried, and Napoleon found himself in a far worse position, numerically and materially, than at the outset of the campaign.

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  • Then he had stood with 420,000 men on a front of 160 m., now he had only 229,000 men on a front of 135; he had missed three great opportunities of destroying his enemy in detail, and in five weeks, during which time he had only traversed 200 m., he had seen his troops reduced numerically at least one-third, and, worse still, his army was now far from being the fighting machine it had been at the outset.

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  • Father Braun, to whose kindness the writer is indebted for the above account of the causes of the ritual changes in the Carolingian epoch, adds that the papacy was never narrowminded in its attitude towards local rites, and that it was not until the close of the middle ages, when diversity had become confusion and worse, that it began to insist upon uniformity.

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  • Thirty years after the Ridsdale judgment, the ritual confusion in the Church of England was worse than ever, and the old ideal expressed in the Acts of Uniformity had given place to a desire to sanctify with some sort of authority the parochial "uses" which had grown up. In this respect the dominant opinion in the Church, intent on compromise, seems to have been expressed in the Report presented in 1908 to the convocation of the province of Canterbury by the sub-committee of five bishops appointed to investigate the matter, namely, that under the Ornaments Rubric the vestments prescribed in the first Prayer Book of Edward VI.

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  • There may be long-standing complaints of "indigestion," which is sometimes made better, sometimes worse, by taking food.

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  • The regular clergy were if possible worse than the secular, with the exception of the Paulicians, the sole religious order which steadily resisted the general corruption, of whose abbot, the saintly Gregory, was the personal friend of Matthias.

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  • Next year, however, the Northmen returned and inflicted worse evil than ever.

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  • This violence, however, only made matters worse.

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  • Nothing can be further removed than this from any possible situation in the life of the David of the books of Samuel, and the case is still worse in the second Davidic collection, especially where we have in the titles definite notes as to the historical occasion on which the poems are supposed to have been written.

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  • On his return to the Transvaal in 1876 Burgers found that the conditions of affairs in the state was worse than ever.

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  • The Jameson conspiracy fared no worse and no better than the great majority of conspiracies in history.

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  • Finally, to make confusion worse confounded, Jameson, becoming impatient of delay, in spite of receiving direct messages from the leaders at Johannesburg telling him on no account to move, marched into the Transvaal.

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  • In the period which intervened between the Jameson raid and the outbreak of the war in October 1899 President Kruger's administration continued to be what it had been; that is to say, it was not merely bad, but it got progressively worse.

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  • In his histories the effect is worse.

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  • Its briefest equivalent may be given as "persecuting and privileged orthodoxy" in general, and, more particularly, it is the particular system which Voltaire saw around him, of which he had felt the effects in his own exiles and the confiscations of his books, and of which he saw the still worse effects in the hideous sufferings of Calas and La Barre.

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  • By Bishop Schreuder he was described as " an able man, but for cold, selfish pride, cruelty and untruthfulness worse than any of his predecessors."

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  • The examination of the air of metal mines has shown that in most cases it is much worse than the air of crowded theatres or other badly ventilated buildings.

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  • Since they have sinned in consequence of Adam's fall, their fate is considered worse than that of the irrational creation.

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  • Worse still was the death in 14 9 6 of one of its ablest and most disinterested statesmen, Pier Capponi.

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  • It gave rise to the numerous precariae verbo regis, of the Church records, and to the condemnation of Charles Martel in the visions of the clergy to worse difficulties in the future life than he had overcome in this.

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  • Yet, for better or for worse, Innocent triumphed.

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  • But their adversaries always returned to the assault, and, what was worse, yearly laid waste their territories and destroyed all their crops.

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  • The whole plan was based upon defective information and preconceived ideas; it has gone down to history as a classical example of bad generalship, and its author Weyrother, who was perhaps nothing worse than a pedant, as a charlatan.

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  • The salary was good, but the duties were too miscellaneous, and what was still worse, there was an end of the delicious liberty of the garret.

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  • Since the adoption of the constitution the conditions have become worse owing to the extensive immigration of foreigners into the large cities and the gradual decay of the rural towns.

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  • Now a worse thing befell him, for in February 1850, having collected into one "long ledger-like book" all the elegies on Arthur Hallam which he had been composing at intervals since 1833, he left this only MS. in the cupboard of some lodgings in Mornington Place, Hampstead Road.

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  • Associating the nude solely with the performance of menial tasks, he deemed it worse than a solecism to transfer such subjects to his canvas, and thus a wide field of- motive was closed to him.

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  • There was a great development in the mining industry during 18 971898 and 1899, thei value of the gold extracted in 1898 exceeding £15,000,000, but the political situation grew worse, and in September 1899, owing to the imminence of war between the Transvaal and Great Britain, the majority of the Uitlanders fled from the city.

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  • Outside, matters were almost worse than inside.

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  • According to Clarendon, a worse choice could not have been made, for Lenthall was of a "very timorous nature."

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  • Threats of worse things came subsequently to Lenthall's ears, and, taking the mace with him, he left London on the 29th to join the army and Fairfax.

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  • Ruin stared him in the face; and, to make matters worse, he was implicated in the conspiracy of Pier Paolo Boscoli in February 1513.

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  • The unceasing intrigues of the king, the incapacity of the moderate parties and the hysterical excitement of the mob combined to make anarchy worse daily.

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  • After Talleyrand's return to Paris early in July (probably in order to sound the situation there) matters went from bad to worse.

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  • Unfortunately this crude solution of the problem proved too much; for conditions were no worse immediately before the revolt than they had been for centuries, and German complaints of papal tyranny go back to Hildegard of Bingen and Walther von der Vogeiweide, who antedated Luther by more than three centuries.

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  • The German rulers took Luther's advice with terrible literalness, and avenged themselves upon the peasants, whose lot was apparently worse afterwards than before.

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  • They were, however, held rather as hostages for the good behaviour of worse offenders who had escaped, and were pardoned in September.

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  • Examined from this point of view the majority of domestic filters were found to be gravely defective, and even to be worse than useless, since unless they were frequently and thoroughly cleansed, they were liable to become favourable breeding-places for microbes.

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  • Proceeding from bad to worse, he sacrificed the honour of his daughter in order to obtain the money to complete his pyramid; and the princess built herself besides a small pyramid of the stones given to her by her lovers.

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  • The tyranny of Lygdamis had gone from bad to worse, and at last he was expelled.

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  • He had still to go on doing literary task-work, but his labour was much worse paid in Leipzig than in Leiden.

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  • The text of Hosea may be in a much worse condition, but a keen scrutiny discloses many an uncertainty, not to say impossibility, in the traditional form of Amos.

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  • But his health grew worse and worse, and he was tormented by stone and gravel.

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  • The memory of his father, however, and the commands of the king induced him to accept it; and he seems to have discharged it neither better nor worse than an average magistrate.

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  • His various maladies grew worse; yet they were not the direct cause of his death.

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  • In this respect Austria found herself in the same position as the German Empire; in fact, her position was in many respects considerably worse; many richly productive territories were temporarily occupied by the enemy; and as Austria was far less well provided with raw materials than Germany she was less in a position to produce goods for exchange.

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  • The queen must say that she cannot view without alarm possible consequences of another year of agitation on the Irish Church, and she would ask the archbishop seriously to consider, in case the concessions to which the government may agree should not go so far as he may himself wish, whether the postponement of the settlement for another year may not be likely to result in worse rather than in better terms for the Church.

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  • The system of notation (by figures) concerning which he read a paper before the Academie des Sciences, August 22, 1742, was ingenious, but practically worse than useless, and failed to attract attention, though the paper was published in 1 743 under the title of Dissertation sur la musique moderne.

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  • Castil-Blaze has accused Rousseau of extensive plagiarisms (or worse) in Le Devin du village and Pygmalion, but apparently without sufficient cause.

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  • The conduct of Grimm to him was certainly bad; and, though Walpole was not his personal friend, a worse action than his famous letter, considering the well-known idiosyncrasy of the subject, would be difficult to find.

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  • Puket and Chantabun, being both on a lee shore, in this season experience rough weather and a heavy rainfall; the latter, being farther from the equator, is the worse off in this respect.

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  • The situation went from bad to worse, and the dispute not only grew in intensity but reached the outer world.

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  • He had been born with the hopes of the Renaissance, with its anticipation of a new Augustan age, and had seen this fair promise blighted by the irruption of a new horde of theological polemics, worse than the old scholastics, inasmuch as they were revolutionary instead of conservative.

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  • It must be a medium which can be effective for transmitting all the types of physical action known to us; it would be worse than no solution to have one medium to transmit gravitation, another to transmit electric effects, another to transmit light, and so on.

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  • The Slovaks under the Hungarian regime were kept in a backward state - they did not possess a single Slovak school - while still worse conditions prevailed in Russinia, some 75% of the population being unable to read or write.

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  • This time Maine was persuaded to accept, not that his health had improved, but that he thought India might not make it much worse.

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  • These were the men who, a little later, at the bidding of their "benefactors," dissolved one inconvenient diet after another; for it is a significant fact that during the reigns of the two Augustuses every diet was dissolved in this way by the hirelings of some great lord or, still worse, of some foreign potentate.

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  • In spite of the general prosperity of the country due to peace, and the execution of public works mostly at the expense of Russia, the state of the agricultural class grew, if anything, worse.

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  • His health became still worse in 1691, and his death occurred on the 30th of December of that year, just a week after that of the sister with whom he had lived for more than twenty years.

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  • The position of Christian (and Jewish Alexandrian) scholars was considerably worse; for, with rare exceptions, down to the 5th century, and practically without exception between the 5th and 15th centuries, their study was exclusively based on translations.

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  • She proved equal to the occasion, partly because she was in all probability innocent of anything worse than a qualified acquiescence in Seymour's improprieties and a girlish admiration for his handsome face.

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  • It is an image - though a shadowy image - of the upper world, and the degrees of better and worse in it are essential to the harmony of the whole.

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  • The economic condition of Adrianople was much impaired by the war of 1877-78, and was just showing signs of recovery when, in 1885, the severance from it of Eastern Rumelia by a Customs cordon rendered the situation worse than ever.

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  • The death penalty was commuted into a punishment worse because more shameful than death.

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  • Things would doubtless have become worse but for the watchfulness which the bar generally shows in endeavouring to secure the selection of honest and fairly competent men.

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  • Poetry is the art of producing representations; (I) in words, rhythm and harmony (apyovia, " harmony " in the original sense); (2) of men like ourselves, or better as in tragedy, or worse as in comedy; (3) by means of narrative as in epic, or by action as in the drama.

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  • The native white people united, formed a Conservative party and elected a governor and a majority of the lower house of the legislature in 1870; but, as the new administration was largely a failure, in 1872 there was a reaction in favour of the Radicals, a local term applied to the Republican party, and affairs went from bad to worse.

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  • But although his assistance enabled them to defeat the Aedui, the Sequani were worse off than before, for Ariovistus deprived them of a third of their territory and threatened to take another third.

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  • Wellington had from the first seen that, whatever number of men Napoleon might send against him, it was impossible, owing to the poverty of the country, that any great mass of troops could long be held together, and that the French, used to "making war support war," would fare worse in such conditions than his own troops with their organized supply service.

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  • Met with a firm resistance, it would, he believed, vanish away, with no worse result than the possible plunder of a few houses by the city mobs.

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  • It is sometimes alleged by native Indian politicians that famines are growing worse under British rule, because India is becoming exhausted by an excessive land revenue, a civil service too expensive for her needs, military expenditure on imperial objects, and the annual drain of some 15,000,000 for "home charges."

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  • His rule was weak; the state was distracted by interminable palace intrigues and military mutinies, and affairs went from bad to worse when, in 1843, Jankoji Rao, who left no heir, was succeeded by another boy, adopted by his widow, Tara Bai, under the name of Jayaji Rao Sindhia.

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  • Thus, as the sentence of Pisa found recognition in France and England, as well as in many parts of Germany and Italy, the synod, which was to secure the restoration of unity, proved only the cause for worse confusion - instead of two, there were now three popes.

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  • Far worse, however, were the conflicts which Eugenius had to support against the Council of Basel - already dissolved on the 18th of December 1431.

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  • This most simple and salutary reform was, however, rendered nugatory by the opposition of Zamoyski, and his death the same year made matters still worse, as it left the opposition in the hands of men violent and incapable, like Nicholas Zebrzydowski, or sheer scoundrels, like Stanislaw Stadnicki.

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  • Its acceptance or its rejection does not in any degree whatever affect, for better or for worse, the rational estimate of her character.

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  • So much judgment and experience does the operation call for that it is a truism to say that bad pruning is worse than none.

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  • Nothing could have been worse than the position of the States at the beginning of 1588.

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  • Thus Chalmers "reviews seriatim and gravely sets aside all the schemes usually proposed for the amelioration of the economic condition of the people" on the ground that an increase of comfort will lead to an increase of numbers, and so the last state of things will be worse than the first.

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  • Ricotti, "no citizens in the cities, neither man nor beast in the fields, all the land forest-clad and wild; one sees no houses, for most of them are burnt, and of nearly all the castles only the walls are visible; of the inhabitants, once so numerous, some have died of the plague or of hunger, some by the sword, and some have fled elsewhere preferring to beg their bread abroad rather than support misery at home which is worse than death."

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  • As a statesman Emmanuel Philibert was able, business-like and energetic; but he has been criticized for his duplicity, although in this respect he was no worse than most other European princes, whose ends were far more questionable.

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  • On his return his health was rather worse; but he would submit to no dietary regime.

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  • For about a century several causes had causes tended to make their condition worse and worse.

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  • The Austrian stroke had failed, and worse than failed, for Napoleon III., who had been filled with alarm at this attempt to create on his flank an empire of 70,000,000, saw in Prussias attitude no more than a determination to maintain for her own ends the division and weakness of Germany; and this mistaken diagnosis of the situation determined his attitude during the crisis that followed.

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  • The second Mrs Godwin was energetic and painstaking, but a harsh stepmother; and it may be doubted whether the children were not worse off under her care than they would have been under Godwin's neglect.

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  • The old estates, indeed, survived; but the emperor kept the effective power in his own hands, and to his reign are traceable the first beginnings of that system of centralized bureaucracy which was established under Maria Theresa and survived, for better or for worse, till the revolution of 1848.

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  • Next year was even worse, for there was obstruction in Hungary as well as in Austria; the Quota-Deputations again came to no agreement, and the pro.

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  • But, as ever, the condition of the subject race grew worse.

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  • In Italy they overthrew the Byzantine dominion; their own rule was perhaps not worse, but they were not deliverers.

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  • Under Vespasian the Jewish temple at Leontopolis in the Delta, which Onias had founded in the reign of Ptolemy Philometor, was closed; worse still, a great Jewish revolt and massacre of the Greeks in the reign of Trajan resulted, after a stubborn conflict of many months with the Roman army under Marcius Livianus Turbo, in the virtual extermination of the Jews in Alexandria and the loss of all their privileges.

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  • In the years that followed the condition of things grew worse.

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  • The public announcement of the latter was a grave mistake, which increased General Gordons difficulties, and the situation at Khartum grew steadily worse.

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  • Hence it is not surprising that often the refreshment, the recuperation, obtained from and felt after sleep induced by a drug amounts to nothing, or to worse than nothing.

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  • Yet the number of peasant-proprietors had diminished, while the obligations of the peasantry generally had increased; and, still worse, their obligations were vexatiously indefinite, varying from year to year and even from month to month.

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  • Reactionary as the measure was it enabled the agricultural interest, on which the prosperity of Denmark mainly depended, to tide over one of the most dangerous crises in its history; but certainly the position of the Danish peasantry was never worse than during the reign of the religious and benevolent Christian VI.

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  • The Liberal Eiderdansk party was for dividing Schleswig into three distinct administrative belts, according as the various nationalities predomin ated (language rescripts of '85),but German sentiment was opposed to any such settlement and, still worse, the great continental powers looked askance on the new Danish constitution as far too democratic. The substance of the notes embodying the exchange of views, in 1851 and 1852, between the German great powers and Denmark, was promulgated, on the 28th of January 1852, in the new constitutional decree which, together with the documents on which it was founded, was known as the Conventions of 1851 and 1852.

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  • His interests were secular and he was certainly proud and ambitious; but Stubbs has pictured the fairer side of his character when he observes that Beaufort "was merciful in his political enmities, enlightened in his foreign policy; that he was devotedly faithful, and ready to sacrifice his wealth and labour for the king; that from the moment of his death everything began to go wrong, and 'went worse and worse until all was lost."

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  • The world seemed to be going from bad to worse, with little heed to his warnings.

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  • His legitimacy was rather worse than dubious, and henceforth he sided with the party most powerful at each crisis.

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  • She foiled the attempts of the English ambassador to make her ratify the treaty of Edinburgh, and, while Lethington, no worse a prophet than Knox, predicted " strange tragedies," Mary came home.

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  • Worse, the English liturgy was used in a college chapel of St Andrews on the 15th of January 1623.

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  • The Scots invested very largely, for them, but their expeditions were ill-found and worse managed; the Spaniards seized one of their vessels with its crew; the colonists deserted the colony; a fresh expedition was expelled by Spain, and William refused to take up the Scottish quarrel (1695-1700).

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  • Secondly, the scent of the hare is weaker than that of any other animal we hunt, and, unlike some, it is always the worse the nearer she is to her end."

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  • Thus Fridank, for instance, in spite of his emphatic declaration that most pilgrims returned worse than they went, himself participated in the crusade of Frederick II.

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  • In October 1555 he again opened parliament as lord chancellor, but towards the end of the month he fell ill and grew rapidly worse till the 12th of November, when he died over sixty years of age.

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  • After Socrates he has indeed repeated the caution not to be too rash in discerning the finger of God; but his way of looking at things is throughout mean and rustic. Two souls inhabit his book; one, the better, is borrowed from Socrates; another, the worse, is his own.

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  • Among the pirates who infested the Mediterranean none were worse than the Moors.

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  • Nevertheless, the pastorate, in single cases of the direst need and to prevent worse, may sanction bigamy in a purely exceptional way.

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  • A large number of these boats were constructed and they afforded some protection to coasting vessels against privateers, but in bad weather, or when employed against a frigate, they were worse than useless, and Jefferson's "gunboat system" was admittedly a failure.

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  • As cultivation advances, the area of waste land available for grazing steadily diminishes, and the prospects of the poor beasts are becoming worse rather than better.

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  • Man, said the Stoic, is a rational animal; and in virtue of that rationality he is neither less nor worse than the gods, for the magnitude of reason is estimated not by length nor by height but by its judgments.

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  • Thus things went on from bad to worse.

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  • He now proclaimed a Holy War against the Syrians, whom he declared to be worse enemies of Islam than even the Turks and the Dailam.

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  • The Italian position looked unfavourable and worse was yet to come, but Cadorna's confidence was justified.

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  • This exceptional procedure does not simply go back to the rule that persons who had been tenants of the king ought not to have their condition altered for the worse in consequence of a royal grant.

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  • Worse still, logicians seem unable to keep the judgment apart from the proposition.

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  • Worse still, Jevons proceeded to confuse analytic deduction from consequence to ground with hypothetical deduction from ground to conseguence under the common term "inverse deduction."

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  • Meanwhile in Rome things had gone from bad to worse.

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  • On land, however, whither they resort to breed, they seek food of their own taking, whether small mammals, little birds, insects or berries; but even here their uncommon courage is exhibited, and they will defend their homes and offspring with the utmost spirit against any intruder, repeatedly shooting down on man or dog that invades their haunts, while every bird almost, from an eagle downwards, is repelled by buffets or something worse.

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  • Fearing that worse might follow when the kingdom should be annexed, and encouraged by the absence of the legate and his legions, the Iceni, led by Prasutagus's daughter Boudicca (Boadicea) rose in revolt and were joined by the Trinobantes in Essex, who had been long subject to Rome and had their own grievances to redress.

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  • What was even worse from an artistic point of view, they had contracted puerilities of style, vanities of rhetoric, stupidities of wearisome citation.

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  • It absorbed the relics of antiquity with omnivorous appetite, and with very imperfect sense of the distinction between worse and better Criticism.

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  • Thanks to the reverent charity of the laymen, they do not live much worse than Benedictine monks.

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  • He next obtained a chaplaincy in the navy, from which he appears to have been speedily dismissed for bad conduct with the reputation of worse.

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  • Cyprus was now harshly governed by a lieutenant, and the condition of the natives, who had been much oppressed under the Lusignan dynasty, became worse.

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  • He is no worse in these respects than the best of the Syriac writers who succeeded him.

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  • It may perhaps be argued that Dauger (if Martin) simply did not make bad worse by proclaiming his creed; but against this, Louvois must have known that Martin was a Huguenot.

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  • We may now take it as an established fact that varieties of animals and plants occur, both in domesticity and in a state of nature, which are better or worse adapted to special climates.

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  • The duchy was quickly overrun, and Henry - a Catholic prince - driven out; but the good understanding between the emperor and the landgrave was destroyed, and the relations between Protestants and Catholics became worse than before.

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  • As the commotion seemed to grow worse instead of subsiding, Spinoza consigned the manuscript once more to his desk, from which it was not to issue till after his death.

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  • Before Elizabeth's accession to the English crown, and after the queen mother in Scotland had disappointed his hopes, he had published a treatise against what he called "The Monstrous Regiment (regimen or government) of Women"; though the despotism of that despotic age was scarcely appreciably worse when it happened to be in female hands.

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  • Still worse, the war of Kalmar, prudently Peace of concluded by Charles's son, Gustavus Adolphus, Knared, in the second year of his reign, by the peace of Knared 1613.

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  • Still worse, the factions now intrenched still further on the prerogative.

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  • The condition of the itinerant labourers (peons) was still worse, the wages paid them being hardly sufficient to keep them from starvation.

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  • But when the irritation is situated in the skin itself, as in eczema, the scratching tends to increase inflammation, and makes the irritation worse.

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  • In the Transvaal, meantime, the situation of the Uitlanders grew worse.

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  • In the Transvaal, as has been said, affairs were steadily going from bad to worse.

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  • But, in fact, the policy of leaving things alone has been tried for years, and it has led to their going from bad to worse.

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  • They were going from bad to worse before the Raid.

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  • The leading South African statesmen realized that unless an effort to remedy this condition was made without delay affairs would go from bad to worse.

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  • This, however, often produces a worse disturbing effect, because a thin film of grease spreads over the water and increases its surface-viscosity.

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  • With the virtuous life was further to be conjoined a humble disposition to adore the Creator, avoiding all factitious forms of worship as worse than useless.

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  • The advance of the third English line only made matters worse, and the sole attempt to deploy the archers was crushed with great slaughter by the charge of Keith's mounted men.

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  • Still worse results followed on the change of the earlier point of view.

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  • It is worse even than opium-eating, in proportion as morphine is more active than opium.

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  • If the wings were not driven at a high speed, and if they were not eccentrics made to revolve upon two separate axes, they would of necessity be large cumbrous structures; but large heavy wings would be difficult to work, and what is worse, they would (if too large), instead of controlling the air, be controlled by it, and so cease to be flying organs.

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  • In 1630 Donne's health, always feeble, broke down completely, so that, although in August of that year he was to have been made a bishop, the entire breakdown of his health made it worse than useless to promote him.

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  • Matters grew even worse on the death of Bakocz, when the magnates Istvan Bathory, Janos Zapolya and Istvan Verboczy fought each other furiously, and used the diets as their tools.

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  • A worse fault is the vTCXo,uveta, or, to borrow Butler's expression, the Cat-andPuss dialogue, which abounds.

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  • The doctor got worse and worse, and in the middle of April he had unwillingly to submit to be carried in a rude litter.

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  • Many an earnest heart full of disappointment or enthusiasm has gone through a similar struggle, has learnt to look upon all earthly gains and hopes as worse than vanity, has envied the calm life of the cloister, troubled by none of these things, and has longed for an opportunity of entire selfsurrender to abstinence and meditation.

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  • In process of time it became clear, however, that the worse the condition of a filter bed, in the then general acceptation of the term, the better it was as a microbe filter; that is to say, it was not until a fine film of mud and microbes had formed upon the surface of the sand that the best results were obtained.

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  • But if any one of the confessors who is not ordained snatches to himself any such dignity upon account of his confession, let the same person be deprived and rejected; for he is not in such an office, since he has denied the constitution of Christ, and is worse than an infidel."

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  • When he summoned out the fyrd they came in great force to his aid, not so much because they trusted in the promises of good governance and reduced taxation which he made, but because they saw that a horde of greedy barons would be worse to serve than a single king, however hard and selfish he might be.

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  • England has bad many worse kings, but never one who wrought her more harm.

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  • With the great kings death a sudden change for the worse was at once visible.

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  • If Lancaster should justify the malevolent rumours that were afloat by making a snatch at the crown, the last state of the realm might be worse than the first.

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  • The contemptuous disregard for the will of parliament which the king displayed brought on him a worse fate than he deserved.

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  • Meanwhile worse troubles were to come.

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  • It grew gradually worse, and developed into what his contemporaries called leprosya loathsome skin disease accompanied by bouts of fever, which sometimes kept him bedridden for months at a time.

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  • France was ruined for a generation, England was exhausted by her effort, and (what was worse) her governing classes learnt in the long find pitiless war lessons of demoralization which were to bear fruit in the ensuing struggle of the two Roses.

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  • He was then consigned to not over strict confinement in the Tower, and might have fared no worse than Lambert Simnel if he had possessed his soul in patience.

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  • Nevertheless, the remedy was worse than the disease, for it would have established a close oligarchy, bound sooner or later to come into conflict with the will of the nation, and only to be overthrown by a violent alteration of the constitution.

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  • In Scotland the panic, and the consequent cruelty, were worse than in England.

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  • The people, he contended, were no worse off under the old monarchy than they will be in the long run under assemblies that are bound by the necessity of feeding one part of the community at the grievous charge of other parts, as necessitous as those who are so fed; that are obliged to flatter those who have their lives at their disposal by tolerating acts of doubtful influence on commerce and agriculture, and for the sake of precarious relief to sow the seeds of lasting want; that will be driven to be the instruments of the violence of others from a sense of their own weakness, and, by want of authority to assess equal and proportioned charges upon all, will be compelled to lay a strong hand upon the possessions of a part.

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  • The state of the Lebanon went from bad to worse, and at last, in January 1842, the Turkish government appointed Omar Pasha as administrator of the Druses and Maronites, with a council of four chiefs from each party; but the pasha, attempting to effect a disarming, was besieged in November in the castle of Beit ed-Din by the Druses under Shibli el-Arrian.

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  • Both of these seven-year outings were bad, but the second by far the worse.

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  • Mouniet contended that he should have an absolute veto, and was supported by Mirabeau, who had already described the unlimited power of a single Chamber as worse than the tyranny of Constantinople.

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  • The condition of the treasury became worse day by day.

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  • Similar causes produced an even worse effect upon the navy.

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  • The wheat straw is worse than a waste product - it is a great nuisance upon the bonanza farm.

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  • Two viceroys, earlier wooers, were burned to death by her orders for their impertinence, and she refused the hand of Olaf Trygvessiin, king of Norway, rather than submit to baptism, whereupon the indignant monarch struck her on the mouth with his gauntlet and told her she was a worse pagan than any dog.

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  • The Hanse trade replaced the English for the worse; and the Danish monopoly which succeeded it when the Danish kings began to act again with vigour was still less profitable.

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  • The most notable theological work Iceland ever produced is the Postill-Book of Bishop John Vidalin (1666-1720), whose bold homely style and stirring eloquence made " John's Book," as it is lovingly called, a favourite in every household, till in the 19th century it was replaced for the worse by the more sentimental and polished Danish tracts and sermons.

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  • Matters went from bad to worse when persistent rumours were set in motion that Queen Draga had succeeded in persuading King Alexander to proclaim one of her two brothers heir-apparent to the throne.

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  • The streets and thoroughfares may be said to illustrate all the worse features of Chinese cities; while the want of any building.

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  • It could have but one result, - some indefinitely worse doom for Athens.

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