Worse sentence examples

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

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  • It's worse than that.

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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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  • Worse off than our poorest beggars.

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

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

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

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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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  • "If you do not understand these sentiments," he seemed to be saying, "so much the worse for you!"

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

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  • Maybe he's got something worse planned.

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  • "I'm thinking there are worse things than death," he replied.

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

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  • Worse than strangling you?

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

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  • The unknown can be worse than reality, and she had no idea what to expect on the flight.

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

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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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  • Worse than seeing him was feeling him.

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  • What was worse, he was sending her away.

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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 and worse!" groaned the poor poet.

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

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

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

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  • It was a small cavity under ten feet of water; but I think that I can warrant the pond not to need soldering till they find a worse leak than that.

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  • So much the worse for the Russian army....

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  • His pseudo- orders during the battle were also no worse than formerly, but much the same as usual.

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  • I never knew, and never shall know, a worse man than myself.

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  • The case is this: my father's health is growing noticeably worse, he cannot stand any contradiction and is becoming irritable.

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  • You sure bring out the worse in me, Dean.

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  • Some might say something I consider even worse: It is inexcusable that some go hungry while you have so much.

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  • We shall not cease to express our sincere views on that subject, and can only say to the King of Prussia and others: 'So much the worse for you.

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  • I'll go in and hand the letter to the Emperor myself so much the worse for Drubetskoy who drives me to it!

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  • What's worse is they want to use our backyard as their warzone.

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  • Worse, what was she that hundreds of people were willing to seek her out to kill her?

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  • Worse, she wasn't about to give the creature that tricked her into Hell and turned her Immortal an ounce of compassion.

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  • These dispositions and orders only seem worse than previous ones because the battle of Borodino was the first Napoleon did not win.

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  • This weekend looks worse than we thought.

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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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  • At this point, abandoning the two fertilized eggs might be a worse sin.

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  • She could do a lot worse than Davis, but marriage wasn't a solution to her problems.

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  • Don't get me wrong; I'm not condoning what we did but there were others who were much worse; sicko guys who really hurt their victims; sometimes killed them.

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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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  • Worse, she was losing her grip on the magic within her.

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  • If the conditions weren't sterile—a word that was not even comprehended at the time—the inoculation didn't work, or worse, introduced a new disease.

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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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  • "There are things worse than death," she reminded him.

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  • She'd been deep undercover in much worse situations.

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  • Worse than what you did.

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  • The theory was that life in the workhouse had to be worse than life outside the workhouse, otherwise it would be overrun with the poor.

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  • It can make things no worse, and it is absolutely necessary to prepare him if he is so ill.

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  • Incidents were related evidently confirming the opinion that everything was going from bad to worse, but whether telling a story or giving an opinion the speaker always stopped, or was stopped, at the point beyond which his criticism might touch the sovereign himself.

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  • Howie's mother took a turn for the worse and he'd been advised she wouldn't make it.

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  • The wounded leg soon became so much worse that the horse was suspended from a beam.

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  • They think that, if they should resist, the remedy would be worse than the evil.

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  • She tried to work the muscles in her lower back with her fingertips, but the effort was worse than the benefit.

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  • To make matters worse, half of Bird Song's guests who passed by congratulated him on the debate, a sure sign they hadn't been there.

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  • The employer gained $9 an hour, Chang got a job, and no one is worse off.

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  • His success convinced him that language can be conveyed through type to the mind of the blind-deaf child, who, before education, is in the state of the baby who has not learned to prattle; indeed, is in a much worse state, for the brain has grown in years without natural nourishment.

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  • It is hard to have a Southern overseer; it is worse to have a Northern one; but worst of all when you are the slave-driver of yourself.

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  • Napoleon has also formed his plan by now, not worse than this one.

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  • The prince, who generally kept very strictly to social distinctions and rarely admitted even important government officials to his table, had unexpectedly selected Michael Ivanovich (who always went into a corner to blow his nose on his checked handkerchief) to illustrate the theory that all men are equals, and had more than once impressed on his daughter that Michael Ivanovich was "not a whit worse than you or I."

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  • With this object he intended to meet the regiment; so the worse the condition it was in, the better pleased the commander- in-chief would be.

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  • It'll be worse for you.

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  • "Things get worse from hour to hour!" ejaculated Marya Dmitrievna.

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  • The dispositions cited above are not at all worse, but are even better, than previous dispositions by which he had won victories.

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  • This state of things is continually becoming worse and makes one fear that unless a prompt remedy is applied the troops will no longer be under control in case of an engagement.

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  • Nicholas' position became worse and worse.

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  • His sympathy only made matters worse and she hiccupped.

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  • I steeled myself to hide the fear that welled up inside me like the worse cramps I could possibly endure.

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  • The dreams got worse, and then I went to Talon's one night.

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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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  • Too bad I'm always at my worse when you gallop up, isn't it?

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  • They might just figure I'm a whack case or worse yet, want to round you up and stuff you in their back office.

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  • Are you sure Europe is worse than here?

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  • It'd gotten worse after she touched him in the car.

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  • They were always worse at night, when Damian's draw was overwhelming.

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  • Worse things could happen.

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  • Just the thought made her head hurt worse.

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  • Sometimes he did this after he'd hit her or screamed at her worse than usual.

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  • They had been through better and worse and each time they had come out on the other side with a stronger relationship.

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  • It made him feel incredibly sad, and worse, he wasn't sure why.

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  • I confess, that practically speaking, when I have learned a man's real disposition, I have no hopes of changing it for the better or worse in this state of existence.

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  • "There are some like ourselves and some worse," she thought.

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  • It comforted her to reflect that she was not better as she had formerly imagined, but worse, much worse, than anybody else in the world.

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  • It was the worst place she'd ever been, worse than any horror movie, worse than any nightmare.

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  • Things will get worse before they get better, but they should get better.

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  • The more noise you make, the worse I make it for you.

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  • He was worse than a woman PMSing.

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  • Mademoiselle Bourienne and the little princess had to own to themselves that Princess Mary in this guise looked very plain, worse than usual, but it was too late.

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  • To make matters worse, lately she had been dreaming of the ranch as well.

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  • He was so much interested in that task that he was unable to sleep, and in spite of his cold which had grown worse from the dampness of the evening, he went into the large division of the tent at three o'clock in the morning, loudly blowing his nose.

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  • Still, it could be a lot worse.

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  • Instead of improving, Destiny got steadily worse.

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  • Is she still getting worse?

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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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  • It could be much worse.

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  • What's more, it may get worse.

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  • It was getting worse.

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  • I guess the alternative was worse.

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

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  • The headaches are getting 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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  • Every second of your life will be worse than the last.

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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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  • The thoughts made her feel worse.

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

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  • They were all suffering; the more he dwelled on it, the worse it seemed.

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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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  • What was worse: he suddenly realized he might have the means to get into his underworld.

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  • It was worse than he thought.

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  • "For better or worse" suddenly wasn't so romantic.

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

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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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  • Was that better or worse than hallucinations?

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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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  • Worse, who the hell had she slept with Friday night, if not Logan?

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

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  • It looks worse than it is.

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  • Could he really be much worse?

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  • Admitting the truth out loud was worse than he expected.

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  • Worse, whatever tormented him since they met was no longer an issue.

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  • Rationalizing that he was upset at past-Deidre like everyone else was, she wanted to stop Wynn before he said something worse.

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  • God, it's getting worse, isn't it?

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  • Your sense of humor couldn't be worse timed, Gabe.

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  • Worse, they'd never run across this type of issue in all their years.

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  • Her luck grew worse.

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  • This was worse than ledge walking in the hotel; there was no balcony to catch her!

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  • The only thing worse would be to make him dead-dead.

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  • Would cause an even worse rampage.

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  • Hell made him worse.

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  • "You mean he was worse than this before?" she returned, surprised.

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  • It's worse than a hangover.

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  • "You look worse than usual," he observed.

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  • Sometimes things get worse before they get better.

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  • "Thanks," she said and left, feeling as if the timing couldn.t be worse for her sister to show up.

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  • He.d need to be if she turned out to be much worse of a mother.

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  • The Immortals were grouped beneath the trees, and none of them appeared the worse for wear from their escape.

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  • You.re worse than some damsel in distress.

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  • It.s worse than that, Rhyn.

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  • The strange spell left her breathing hard and confused as to whether she'd had a heart attack or worse.

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  • Worse, she could think of nothing to say in response that wouldn't get her in more trouble.

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  • A'Ran appeared none the worse for the session, but she was ready for a hot bath and a nap.

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  • Kiera debated how he could have worse news, curious about the man and the war.

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  • Mansr's presence could not have come at a worse time.

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  • It could've been worse.

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  • She hadn't been able to face the possibility he might not want her or worse-- he was dead.

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  • And it's been getting worse daily.

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  • And worse yet, he felt a strange shiver of discomfit at Cynthia's odd reaction to Jerome Shipton's death.

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  • Dean assumed if Cynthia's son had traveled to see his grandmother, she had taken a turn for the worse.

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  • Dean, fearing the worse, tried to shake his head 'no' from the hall but no one was looking.

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  • The seconds ticked as they braced for the worse.

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  • They might get the wrong idea, or worse yet, come back.

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  • You certainly can't be any worse off than this.

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  • I want to know for better or for worse what the reality is.

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  • What if it's worse?

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  • And what was worse, now he thought she was setting a trap for him.

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  • In fact, she couldn't remember a time when she had felt worse.

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  • "I can't see how this could get much worse," Dan said.

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  • You army-types are worse than Elise's crew.

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  • Maybe he feared his punishment would be worse when she told Mr. Tim what he did, for Mr. Tim would surely crush Brady's PMF militia once he found out his friend was a traitor.

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  • His mood grew worse.

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  • Another civil war has started, but we can fix it before things get even worse.

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  • This carnival ride was worse.

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  • He felt worse than he expected.

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  • Now, she couldn't even talk to him without doing worse.

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  • Rhyn's jaw clenched, and he fought the raw feeling inside him, the one that betrayed him every time he tried to convince himself he'd survived worse.

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  • At the same time, she knew whatever Rhyn faced outside the dreamscape was as bad as what awaited her, if not worse.

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  • "Death has a twisted sense of humor, worse than mine," he said.

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  • She had no idea how to be a single mother in the real world, let alone in a world as unforgiving as the Immortal one.  She'd proven she couldn't raise Toby without a bottle of vodka permanently glued to her hand.  Rhyn had been exiled for his mixed origins, and she'd never been especially welcomed by anyone but Gabe and Toby.  If something happened to Rhyn or if she couldn't leave here … Panicking made her already surging hormones worse.  She felt nauseous.

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  • "I don't know what's worse: running from the one thing that should help us or facing the guy I know wants to do bad things to us," Katie snapped.

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  • Each passing year brought the mayhem further northward, causing the old timers and the local newspaper to fret for the good old days when violence was no worse than a dog fight.

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  • He's a worse glum-bum than you when you're in one of your moods.

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  • He was resigned to quietly reading a book until Mrs. Porter the housekeeper showed up a day early, accommodating a family wedding, and Dean's peace began competing with the sounds of a vacuum cleaner and Mrs. Porter's radio music, even worse junk than Fred's usual selections.

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  • Cynthia Byrne looked worse with each passing hour and just before their flight was called, excused herself and went to the ladies' room.

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  • You're worse than Jeff—trying to protect me!

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  • Then, to make matters worse, I doubted him.

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  • Getting tense will only make it worse.

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  • As for regret, she would feel worse about hurting Alex.

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

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  • It will only make them 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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  • The prenatal vitamins made her nausea worse.

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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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  • 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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  • "They had much worse intentions than killing me," she countered.

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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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  • You are far worse!

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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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  • "The more I think, the worse your plan," Vara grunted from the opened cell.

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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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  • "That's worse, isn't it?" he said, studying her.

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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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  • "No worse than a mate who turns all the food in the house into dog treats when she gets pissed at you," Dusty shot back.

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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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  • Some improvement was now effected in the financial administration, but the genera] state of the country continued to grow worse; large funds were collected abroad by the committees at Athens, which despatched numerous bands largely composed of Cretans into the southern districts, the Servians displayed renewed activity in the north, while the Bulgarians offered a dogged resistance to all their foes.

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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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  • In 1496 Varady, archbishop of Kalocsa, one of the few good prelates, declared that their lot was worse than that of brute beasts.

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  • Thus the Magyars were saddled with two rival kings with equally valid titles, which proved an even worse disaster than the Mohacs catastrophe; for in most of the counties of the unhappy kingdom desperadoes of every description plundered the estates of the gentry, and oppressed the common people, under the pretext that they were fighting the battles of the contending monarchs.

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  • In the days of the semi-insane recluse Rudolph things went from bad to worse.

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  • Worse even than this was the system of wholesale expatriation adopted as a punishment for those who had shown a friendly attitude to the invading Serbian army.

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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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  • " At Eton," said Bishop Hamilton of Salisbury, " I was a thoroughly idle boy, but I was saved from some worse things by getting to know Gladstone."

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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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  • in the course of a year, while in the Antarctic regions the season's growth is only half as great; in the latter also the accumulated snow is an important factor in the thickness of the ice, and snow is an even worse conductor of heat.

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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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  • in 1501, matters went from bad to 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • wastes power and, still worse, time, heat, and metal, because the yellowor even white-hot piece is rapidly cooling down and oxidizing.

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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 Wartburg The festival of October 1818, which issued in nothing Wartburg worse than the solemn burning, in imitation of Dr festival, Martin Luther, of Kamptzs police law, a corporals 18)

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