It was the worst news yet.
The worst part is Sarah doesn't want it.
But even if the rent is not mended, perhaps the worst vice betrayed is improvidence.
Richard the Third was one of England's worst kings.
"But you know the wise maxim your excellency, advising one to expect the worst," said the Austrian general, evidently wishing to have done with jests and to come to business.
The conductor said it was the worst quake he ever knew.
Worst case scenario, she'd call her.
And, worst of all, I am growing old--that's the thing!
He is my worst enemy, and yet, I admire him as the wisest man in the world.
That would be the worst of the options.
Dusty was prepared for the worst, but Darian's story left him speechless.
People are always willing to believe the worst about others.
Ne'Rin didn't have the mind for battle planning, another reason A'Ran hesitated to assume the worst about him.
The worst thought of all was that Alex had been trying to help her.
Worst of all, she had probably ruined any chance she had with him.
You're your own worst enemy, as Andre always tried to warn you.
"The worst you can do is kill me," she replied.
She was tired, frustrated, and, worst of all, scared.
But not even in the worst of times did they ever regret for a moment abandoning their life in the East for this quiet mountain hamlet they now called home and their sometimes hectic life of running a country inn.
Gabriel felt a thaw deep within him, one fed by the hope that arguing over her sweaters was the worst they'd face from here on out.
The worst of it is, now he thinks he has some kind of claim staked on me.
To Dean, the worst had already happened.
This did not appear the worst, nor by any means a despicable alternative.
How could they make a man commander-in-chief who cannot mount a horse, who drops asleep at a council, and has the very worst morals!
I guess I am my own worst enemy.
Worst of all, it had all been to gain access to money she could have had without protest.
Worst of all: she'd miss her first dinner date with Gabriel.
Worst of all, it was unsettling to think that he was going to be disappointed.
He'd always known Pumpkin was a flake, but he honestly liked the young man and flakiness wasn't the worst trait carried by the young and the restless.
Worst of all was the façade of romantic interest.
Jackson added, "Worst case scenario is you end up having to influence them."
Bad science fiction plots, speculating on futures which could not really happen, are the worst examples of this.
The worst of it was when I got that adoption form in the mail today.
With any luck, the worst part of her day would be missing her stop.
It wasn't the worst thing that could happen.
He'll be in and out of consciousness during the worst of it.
I think the worst is you've been whipped by a woman, Damian ticked off.
But after a four days' halt the mob, with no maneuvers or plans, again began running along the beaten track, neither to the right nor to the left but along the old--the worst--road, through Krasnoe and Orsha.
She couldn't help thinking it was the first truly honest exchange they'd ever had – and the timing was the worst it could possibly be.
It was the worst place she'd ever been, worse than any horror movie, worse than any nightmare.
She'd thought that the worst night of her life until now.
But, boss, that's not the worst news, Landon said with a glance at Tymkyn.
We'll want as much muscle as we can get, if the worst happens, Rhyn said quietly.
It happened that on that morning of his name day the prince was in one of his worst moods.
Certainly some of the medical practices of the ancient world, such as bloodletting and the use of leeches, seem to us at least misguided and at worst, barbaric.
In the absence of efficient communication, potential belligerents are left to impute the worst possible motives to the unexplained actions of others.
Every place seemed unsatisfactory, but worst of all was his customary couch in the study.
It was out of the question to be under French rule, it would be the worst thing that could happen.
At worst... she didn't want to think about that.
But what Lydia suggested he was up to was the worst kind of criminal sexual harassment.
The worst case scenario – that she died of a tumor – was no longer possible.
"If there is any part of you that believes she'll accept the truth if it comes from me, then you're the worst judge of character I know," Gabriel replied drily.
Her vulnerability shimmered around her in a way that left him unable to leave her alone, until he was certain the worst was over.
You are a traitor of the worst kind.
He.d meant to make her safe and left her to the worst fate imaginable.
I guess I just automatically think the worst of anything that comes out of Shipton's mouth, regardless.
He had a feeling the worst was going to happen, and the sense he wouldn't be the only one who died this weekend if he had to depend on Darian made him feel sick to his stomach.
"That's the worst thing you've ever said to me!" she cried, offended.
I figured if he survived the worst Hell had to offer, he'd make a worthy successor.
Frustrated with herself for assuming the worst about her remaining friend, she returned to the veranda.
"Do your worst, you rabid dog," she challenged as she approached the point where the robed man had disappeared.
I was so angry, and Claudette picked the worst time to...
Worst healer I've ever seen.
He paced again, wondering why Sasha would put a human in his zoo, unless this was the worst human in the world.
The worst thing was their terror of reaching the bottom of this great crack in the earth, and the natural fear that sudden death was about to overtake them at any moment.
Pretend there is a spectrum of jobs from the best in the world down to the worst and everyone agrees on the order.
Further, assume the best job pays the most and is the most fun, and the worst job pays the least and is the least fun.
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.
But labor of the hands, even when pursued to the verge of drudgery, is perhaps never the worst form of idleness.
Some of this dust was kneaded by the feet and wheels, while the rest rose and hung like a cloud over the troops, settling in eyes, ears, hair, and nostrils, and worst of all in the lungs of the men and beasts as they moved along that road.
Cindy, sleeping with Russ isn't the worst thing that has happened to you.
His worst enemies were always his fellow Mahommedans.
She wasn't sure which idea bothered her worst.
She should be supporting him, not moping around imagining the worst.
Where his career was concerned, recently he had been his own worst enemy.
You thought the worst - like you always do.
"This is the worst job ever," she muttered.
You're assuming the worst of me.
The worst of it was she was beginning to enjoy it.
It's the worst thing I've done in many lifetimes.
But Rostov pulled away his arm and, with as much anger as though Denisov were his worst enemy, firmly fixed his eyes directly on his face.
They plunder other people's houses, issue false paper money, and worst of all they kill my children and my father, and then talk of rules of war and magnanimity to foes!
Of all of us, your mate's the worst.
Those dreams were the worst.
Hopefully things would settle down for them now, but it was comforting knowing that their love was strong enough to survive the worst.
"You are quick to assume the worst," the death dealer said at last.
With a nod, she prepared herself for the worst.
There was no good time for Katie's brother to visit, but this had to be the worst.
Carmen, I want to marry you in the worst way, but if you think I'm going to be the kind of man to stand back while my woman flirts with another man, you're sadly mistaken.
You want to marry me in the worst way.
Standing out here imagining the worst wasn't doing any more good than pumping Katie.
Running from it was probably the worst thing she could do, but panic had set in and her legs were under control of her mind.
I thought the worst.
And when I came out of those trees, I thought the worst too... when I saw you and Josh together.
That's the worst fight we've had yet.
You say that like it'd be the worst thing you ever did.
Yet the worst part was that she knew he was right.
"My friends," Dan said in a softer tone, "I don't like saying this, but be prepared for the worst.
The loss of him and all the other lives made her feel like the worst person on the planet.
We assumed the worst.
You have the worst timing for your jokes.
She was in some kind of danger, which meant he was the worst guardian angel in the history of guardian angels.
"It probably won't work. If you're with me long, you'll find I have the worst luck ever. But it's worth a try," Katie answered then muttered, "Not like I got anything else to lose."
I'm the worst angel in the history of the world.
You always knew I was the worst mother in the world.
Yeah. But I'm the worst angel in the world.
Dean had hoped to make it as soon as possible so he could beat the worst of the late afternoon traffic when he returned from his chores in Philadelphia.
You know, this is a man's worst nightmare.
Parkside was no safer than the worst of the worst—we might as well be living in Philadelphia, or, God forbid, The Big Apple!
By 9:00 and after four aspirins, he had stretched the worst of the pain away, filled his stomach with some fresh Danish and was beginning to feel pretty good.
Dean introduced Fred O'Connor, who was taking it all in, and the three chatted in a quieter area at the far end of the hall, away from the worst of the mayhem.
It was the worst defense he could have used.
You always thought the worst.
The worst part was the fact that the cell phone tower in their area was out.
Even now, when he suspected the worst, he was beside her.
Jule's the worst off.
That was probably the worst lesson for someone who was a White God.
You lost everything in the worst way possible yet you don't let your past cripple you like it does … others, she managed.
I'm not sure which of my sins she considers worst - being a Medena offspring or refusing my heritage.
Why do you always look for the worst?
I've had the worst day ever!
This is the worst day ever.
Verres may not have been quite so black as he is painted by Cicero, on whose speeches we depend entirely for our knowledge of him, but there can hardly be a doubt that he stood pre-eminent among the worst specimens of Roman provincial governors.
Slugs and woodlice are the worst enemies of mushroom crops.
The worst that could be brought against him was that he had wished his father's death.
The breaking out of the Popish Terror in 1678 marks the worst part of Shaftesbury's career.
Fortunately he went to no perilous lengths; the worst we hear of is a passion for gaming.
But when we have done our worst in unsettling them, we come to an ultimate point in the fact that it is we who are doubting, we who are thinking.
It is perhaps the worst crime, because the most cold-blooded and ungenerous, which can be laid to his charge.
The elections were controlled for a few years, and violence was checked, but the Ku Klux movement went on until it accomplished its object by giving protection to the whites, reducing the blacks to order, replacing the whites in control of society and state, expelling the worst of the carpet-baggers and scalawags, and nullifying those laws of Congress which had resulted in placing the Southern whites under the control of a party composed principally of ex-slaves.
That Athens had the worst of it in this war is certain.
The worst governed part of the peninsula was the south, where feudalism lay heavily on the cultivators and corruption pervaded all ranks.
Worst of all was the arrival of a small British force in Calabria under Sir John.
The worst tumults occurred in November 1904, when Italian students and professors were attacked at Innsbruck without provocation; being outnumbered by a hundred to one the Italians were forced to use their revolvers in self-defence, and several persons were wounded on both sides.
This weakness was the worst blot on Cranmer's character, but it was due in some measure to his painful capacity for seeing both sides of a question at the same time, a temperament fatal to martyrdom.
It must not be supposed that earlier writers all neglected this method, or still less that all writers now employ it, but merely that formerly it was frequently overlooked by the best writers, and now is neglected only by the worst.
Their habits were simple, and they were disfigured neither by the worst crimes nor by the primitive superstitition of savages.
This very popularity had the effect of attracting into their ranks charlatans of the worst type.
Accompanied by these so-called Oprichniki, who have been compared to the Turkish Janissaries of the worst period, he ruthlessly devastated large districts - with no other object apparently than that of terrorizing the population and rewarding his myrmidons - and during a residence of six weeks in Novgorod, lest the old turbulent spirit of the municipal republic should revive, he massacred, it is said, no less than 60,000 of the inhabitants, including many women and children.
The roadway, tracks and rolling stock are so well maintained that those causes which lead to the worst derailments have been eliminated almost completely, and the record of serious collisions has been reduced nearly to zero by the universal use of the block system and by systematic precautions at junctions.
Its investigations justified the law making the block system compulsory, thus removing the worst danger of railway travel.
First, it must be able to exert a tractive force sufficient to start the train under the worst conditions possible on the railway over which it is to operate - for instance, when the train is stopped by signal on a rising gradient where the track is curved and fitted with a guard-rail.
After breakfast " he was expected," he says, to spend an hour with Mrs Gibbon; after tea his father claimed his conversation; in the midst of an interesting work he was often called down to entertain idle visitors; and, worst of all, he was periodically compelled to return the well-meant compliments.
Moreover, the land was purified when it became divorced from the practices of a luxurious court and lost many of its worst inhabitants.
Pashley (Travels in Crete, 1837) Crete was the worst governed province of the Turkish empire.
By this campaign, which exposed him to the worst retaliation of the English, he inaugurated his role of "procurator and defender of the king of France."
Dionysius was regarded by the ancients as a type of the worst kind of despot - cruel, suspicious and vindictive.
which the Uzbeg Turks are dominant, and for the most part is inhabited by nomadic tribes, who are marauders, enjoying the reputation of being the worst among a race of professed robbers.
Flies, lice, gadflies and mosquitoes are the worst of the insect plagues.
But Turgot's worst enemy was the poor harvest of 1774, which led to a slight rise in the price of bread in the winter and early spring of 1774-1775.
After a brief struggle with the task of directing the administration of the most extensive and the worst organized monarchy in Europe, he sank back into his pleasures and was governed by other favourites.
One of the worst pests of pear trees is the pear midge, known as Diplosis pyrivora or Cecidomyia nigra, the females of which lay their eggs in the flowerbuds before they open.
Clover thrives best, he says, when you sow it on the barrenest ground, such as the worst heath ground in England.
Its worst effects were seen upon the light land farms of England, and so deplorable was the position that a royal commission on agricultural depression was appointed in September of that year under the chairmanship of Mr Shaw Lefevre (afterwards Lord Eversley).
Every `plate is not beyond criticism, but his worst drawings show more knowledge of bird-life than do the best of his English or French contemporaries.
After his marriage in 1766 with Caroline Matilda (1751-1 775), daughter of Frederick, prince of Wales, he abandoned himself to the worst excesses.
(On the largest of these lions is cut a runic inscription recording an attack on the Piraeus in the 11th century by Norse warriors of the Varangian guard, under Harold Hardrada, afterwards - s047 - king of Norway.) The arsenal suffered frequently and severely from fires, the worst being those of 1509 and 1569; yet such was the wealth of Venice that in the following year she put upon the seas the fleet that crushed the Turks at Lepanto in 1571.
He was very quarrelsome and lived on the worst possible terms with his children, who, however, were all of them more or less disreputable.
Thus, for example, in the United States the worst season rarely diminishes the crop by more than about a quarter or one-third; such a thing as a " half-crop " is unknown.
with a fibre of about 4 in.) and of the worst growth.
When the spinner has informed the dealer exactly what quality of cotton he needs, the dealer quotes so many " points on or off " the " future " quotations prevailing in Liverpool at the time of the purchase, which refer to Upland cotton of " middling grade," of " no staple " and of the worst growth.
The besiegers were no sooner in the city, than they were besieged in their turn by Kerbogha; and the twenty-five days which followed were the worst period of stress and strain which the crusaders had to encounter.
The last and the worst of the Cid ballads are those which betray by their frigid conceits and feeble mimicry of the antique the false taste and essentially unheroic spirit of the age of Philip II.
So long as he lived he was a check upon the worst propensities of the king's administration.
Hence he was on the worst of terms with the king before a year had elapsed.
Telramund, again, is no ordinary operatic villain; there is genuine tragedy in his moral ruin; and even the melodramatic Ortrud is a much more life-like intrigante than might be inferred from Wagner's hyperbolical stage-directions, which almost always show his manner at its worst.
The worst form of such praedial slavery existed in Sicily, whither Mommsen supposes that its peculiarly harsh features had been brought by the Carthaginians.
The best sheet formed the first or outside sheet of the roll, and the others were joined on in order of quality, so that the worst sheets were in the centre of the roll.
His worst difficulties were with the working men themselves, among whom he met the most discouraging apathy.
It again, however, became the resort of pirates, and the names of many of the worst of these ruffians are associated with New Providence; the notorious Edward Teach, called Blackbeard, who was afterwards killed in action against two American ships in 1718, being chief among the number.
But he rightly felt that the social catastrophe would be most likely to break out in Russia, as the worst governed and the least civilized country.
Janissaries and the suppression of the quasi-indepen dent power of the derebeys had removed the worst disturbing elements; the government had been centralized; a series of enactments had endeavoured to secure economy in the administration, to curb the abuses of official power, and ensure the impartiality of justice; and the sultan had even expressed his personal belief in the principle of the equality of all, Mussulman and non-Mussulman, before the law.
to march to Paris (then an open city), and let Napoleon do his worst to their communications.
The islanders had enjoyed some measure of exemption from the worst excesses of the Turkish officials, but suffered severely from the conscription raised to man the Turkish ships; and though they seemed to be peculiarly open to attack by the Sultan's forces from the sea, they took an early and active part in the rising.
The Sea of Okhotsk, separated from the Pacific by the Kurile Archipelago and from the Sea of Japan by the islands of Sakhalin and Yezo, is notorious as one of the worst seas of the world, owing to its dense fogs and its masses of floating ice.
European civilization made them familiar with all its worst sides and with none of its best.
Conselheiro, deeming his worst suspicions confirmed, shot and killed his wife and his mother before explanations could be offered.
But it was not long before their worst fears with regard to the Boers began to be realized, and their patience was once more severely taxed.
Those heresy-hunts show us the worst side of St Bernard, yet they are in a way just the obverse of his deep mystical piety.
At this time all the conditions of life in Hungary were simple 2 At its worst, c. 1030-1033, cannibalism was common.
In Sigismund's reign the feudal system, for the first time, became deeply rooted in Magyar soil, and it is a lamentable fact that in 15th-century Hungary it is to be seen at its very worst, especially in those wild tracts, and they were many, in which the king's writ could hardly be said to run.
The suffering Magyar multitudes eagerly responded to these seductive teachings, and the result was a series of dangerous popular risings (the worst in 1433 and 1436) in which heresy and communism were inextricably intermingled.
In less than three years the young king had justified their confidence, and delivered his country from its worst embarrass ments.
(ii.) Perhaps the worst thing we can do, from the point of view of intelligibility, is to " clear of fractions " by multiplying both sides by 6.
Carinus has the reputation of having been one of the worst of the emperors.
Valdemar's worst faults were a certain aloofness and taciturnity.
Certainly in happier times, when the worst period of storm and stress was over, there would be a desire to enliven the services with music, which would naturally be borrowed from the traditional music of the great national sanctuary.
It had fared worst of all the beleaguered garrisons, and its 22,000 inhabitants were almost at their last gasp when relief came.
Against the often iterated accusation of immorality, it should be remembered that the Letters reflected the morality of the age, and that their author only systematized and reduced to writing the principles of conduct by which, deliberately or unconsciously, the best and the worst of his contemporaries were governed.
Among the worst floods were those of the years 1 774, 1 799, 1815, 1830, 1845, 1862, 1890 and 1909.
In this great mass Voltaire's personality is of course best shown, and perhaps his literary qualities not worst.
Arakan is in the worst position of all, for it is connected with Burma by neither railway nor river, nor even by a metalled road, and the only way to reach Akyab from Rangoon is once a week by sea.
His tyrannical and barbarous conduct had made him obnoxious at home as well as abroad, and indeed many of his actions recall the worst passages of the history of the later Roman emperors.
The worst sacrilege of all, defiling the Host, is mentioned frequently, and generally brought the death penalty accompanied by the cruellest and most ignominious tortures.
The reception of Maud from the critics, however, was the worst trial to his equanimity which Tennyson had ever had to endure, nor had the future anything like it in store fort him.
But though he was unable to extract the best results from parliament he was always able to avert its worst excesses.
Every bond of intercourse was broken, and in the Catholic Churches the worst calumnies were retailed about the deceased prophets and the leaders of the societies they had founded.
Towards everything like disorder, tyranny, or aristocratic oppression, Casimir was always inexorably severe; all disturbers of the peace were remorselessly put to death as the worst enemies of their country and he enjoyed in consequence the honourable title of "the Peasants' King."
Though one of the worst of ministers, Bute was by no means the worst of men or the despicable and detestable person represented by the popular imagination.
A prolonged fight now ensued, in which the Bavarians had the worst of it, and Weert, returning at last to the field, dared not attempt to engage afresh.
A witchcraft scare (at its worst in 1691-1697, though the earliest Connecticut case was in1646-1647and the earliest in Boston in 1648) led to another tragedy of ignorance.
Mexico was formerly one of the worst drained large cities of the New World, its subsoil being permanently saturated and its artificial drainage being through open ditches into the San Lazaro Canal which nominally discharged into Lake Texcoco.
The worst inundation in the history of the city occurred in 1629, when its streets were covered to a depth of 3 ft.
His earlier work, Natiirliche Dialektik, in form and matter not the worst of his writings, is entirely in the spirit of the Critical Philosophy.
The history of the sects of the middle ages is obscure, because the earliest accounts of them come from those who were concerned in their suppression, and were therefore eager to lay upon each of them the worst enormities which could be attributed to any.
He encouraged the amour between the Trojan prince and his niece Cressida; and the word "pander" has passed into modern language as the common title of a lovers' go-between in the worst sense.
Having recovered from the worst effects of the war the Boers, both in the Transvaal and Orange Colony, began in 1904 to make organized efforts to regain their political ascendancy, and to bring pressure on the government in respect to compensation, repatriation, the position of the Dutch language, education and other subjects on which they alleged unfair treatment.
The publication of a spiteful letter (really by Horace Walpole, one of whose worst deeds it was) in the name of the king of Prussia made Rousseau believe that plots of the most terrible kind were on foot against him.
The worst of the Indian troubles in northern Dakota were then at an end, though for many years there were occasional outbreaks.
The worst enemy of the P Y Greeks was their own incurable spirit of faction; in the very crisis of their fate, during the siege of Missolonghi, rival presidents and rival assemblies struggled for supremacy, and a third civil war had only been prevented by the arrival of Cochrane and Church.
Worst of all, there existed no recognized authority in the land to curb and control its jarring centrifugal political elements.
He was full of the idea of a league of republics against the league of sovereigns; but he was unaware that the Jacobins themselves were already considering the best mode of detaching Prussia, Poland's worst enemy, from the anti-French coalition.
Even in the worst cases, therefore, only vegetable forms, easily destroyed by boiling, can find their ay into the milk from the body of the cow.
Vicksburg, Gettysburg and Chattanooga ended the crisis of the war, which had been at its worst for the Union in this year.
A warning to avoid flippancy in future was, however, the worst that happened to him.
his doctrine of the remnant, never lost to the nation in the worst times, never destroyed by the most fiery judgments, supplies the lacking element of continuity between the Israel of the present and of the future.
His private life was not free from scandal, especially in his youth, but it is difficult to believe the worst of the tales which were circulated by his opponents, e.g.
Forced contributions had been levied by both sides on goods or bullion, being European property, the reactionaries being the worst offenders; and there were numerous cases of murder and robbery of Europeans.
In opposition, both under Louis Philippe and under the empire, and even to some extent in the last four years of his life, his worst qualities were always manifested.
In the hope of relieving his financial difficulties, the king erected a mint, where money was coined of the "worst kind of old brass, guns and the refuse of metals, melted down together," of the nominal value of £1,568,800, with which his troops were paid, and tradesmen were compelled to receive it under penalty of being hanged in case of refusal.
Probably Saladin made his worst strategical error in neglecting to conquer it before winter.
Some of the most distinguished scholars have offended worst.
Hence governments are to be arranged from best to worst in the following order: I.
Considering the circumstances of the moment, Hodson's act at the worst was one of irregular justice.
His first acts, indeed, allayed the worst alarms of the Liberals; but it was soon apparent that the weight of the crown would be consistently thrown into the scale of the reactionary forces.
The cathedral is partly of the 12th century, with a porch and facade with small arcades - in black and white marble, as is the case with several other churches of Pistoiabut was remodelled in the 13th century, and modernized inside in the worst taste.
In the famine of 1901, the worst of recent years, the loss of life in British districts was 3% of the population affected, as against 33% in the Bengal famine of 1770.
Pictures and stories, carved or painted, seemed no longer necessary now that the open Bible was in the hands of the common people; they had been too often prostituted, moreover, to idolatrous uses, - and " idolatry " was the worst of blasphemies to the re-discoverers of the Old Testament.
Some of his worst actions as a politician were due to a sincere, though exaggerated, gratitude for the support which the Papacy had given him during his minority.
Perhaps even to-day the worst fate that can befall a villager after death is to be deprived, not of commemoration in the mass, but of the victim slain for his sins.
And Peter had all the sentiments of the worst kind of small German prince of the time.
There are three main varieties, of which the worst is dark in colour and strong in flavour; the best, grown in the districts of Diryus and Amamareh, is light and aromatic, and is exported mainly to Alexandria; but much goes also to Constantinople, Cyprus and direct to Europe.
Thus the possession of a superior sea-power enabled Denmark to tide over her worst difficulties, and in May 162 9 Christian was able to conclude peace with the emperor at Lubeck, without any diminution of territory.
The society in which the child was thenceforward reared is known to readers of Brantome as well as that of imperial Rome at its worst is known to readers of Suetonius or Petronius as well as that of papal Rome at its worst is known to readers of the diary kept by the domestic chaplain of Pope Alexander VI.
From the violence of a multitude in which women of the worst class were more furious than the men she was sheltered in the house of the provost, where she repeatedly showed herself at the window, appealing aloud with dishevelled hair and dress to the mercy which no man could look upon her and refuse.
In many districts where such woods once existed, their place has been occupied by the Scottish pine and spruce, which suffer less from the ravages of goats, the worst enemies of tree vegetation.
Common rubble walls are the worst of all.
It is astonishing how much produce is taken off one of these small intensive gardens during the year, and especially during the worst months when prices usually run fairly high.
The worst blot on his fair fame is his adulatory congratulation of the murderous usurper Phocas; though his correspondence with the Frankish queen Brunhilda, and the series of letters to and concerning the renegade monk Venantius also present problems which his admirers find difficult of solution.
The 17th and 18th centuries, however, mark the worst period of depopulation in the more malarious parts of the Campagna, which seems to have begun in the 15th century, though we hear of malaria throughout the middle ages.
The worst coloured ones are frequently dyed black and brown.
The worst coloured skins are dyed black or brown and are used for British military busbies, or caps, st(des, boas, muffs and coachmen's capes.
But his worst troubles only began after his coronation on the 6th of June 1523.
Gustavus, naturally suspicious, was much perturbed by the innovation, and warned all his border officials to be watchful and prepare for the worst.
But his worst encounter was with the chief justice, Sir George Jeffreys, in May 1685.
hallam stigmatized Feltham as one of our worst writers.
Elijah emerged from his retirement in the third year, when, the famine having reached its worst, Ahab and his minister Obadiah had themselves to search the land for provender for the royal stables.
i.) to appear in 1656, take care to remove some of the worst mistakes exposed by Wallis, and, while leaving out all the references to Vindex, now profess to make, in altered form, a series of mere " attempts " at quadrature; but he was far from yielding the ground to the enemy.
One reason may be that analyses are generally made of tea liquors produced by distilled water, which is the very worst possible from the point of view of the commercial expert or in domestic usage.
But this was not the worst.
The very worst is, beyond all doubt, that of Gray; the most controverted that of Milton.
The worst feature is the confusion in the chronology, which, strange to say, is most hopeless in treating of the contemporaries of Moses himself.
What chiefly wounded him was a cruel review in Blackwood, written in the worst style of unreasoning abuse; but the enthusiasm of private friends, together with their wiser criticism, did much to help him and to foster his talent.
Lysias lifted up his voice to denounce Dionysius as, next to Artaxerxes, the worst enemy of Hellas, and to impress upon the assembled Greeks that one of their foremost duties was to deliver Sicily from a hateful oppression.
Hence marriage, which is law, is the worst of all laws, and as property the worst of all properties.
Godwin's character appears in the worst light in connexion with Shelley.
The natural result was to drive the Slav nationalities to the side of the imperial government, since, whether at Vienna or at Budapest, the radicals were their worst enemies.
For some ten years the Austrian dominion groaned under one of the worst possible forms of autocratic government.
This, however, was not the worst.
These ordinances fulfilled the worst fears of the Germans.
This was not only the worst disaster which befell any powerful state up to the peace of Nicias (as Thucydides says), but was a serious blow to Corinth, whose trade on the West was, as we have seen, one of the chief causes of the war.
calling those gods who are no gods, according to their evil lusts, in order that having these as advocates of their wickedness they may commit adultery, and plunder and kill, and do the worst of deeds."
And the lowest of all was the sandstone school of Silsila, which is always the worst.
Worst of all, the government was drifting rapidly towards insolvency, being quite unable to fulfil its obligations to the bondholders and meet the expenses of administration.
and in the full tide of the worst influences of the court.
It was at this time that the Appeal from the Country to the City, written by Ferguson, was published, in which the legitimacy was tacitly given up, and in which it was urged that "he that hath the worst title will make the best king."
The worst thing about the Digest is its highly unscientific arrangement.
Callwell, who was the head of the Intelligence Department at the War Office when the war started, says in his Experiences: of a Dug-Out (1920): - " It speedily became apparent that the Powers-that-Be' did not mean to be expansive in connexion with incidents where our side was getting the worst of it."
An appropriate Requiescat is contained in the words of Luther, in a letter written to their common friend Eoban Hesse: - "As for Diirer, assuredly affection bids us mourn for one who was the best of men, yet you may well hold him happy that he has made so good an end, and that Christ has taken him from the midst of this time of trouble and from greater troubles in store, lest he, that deserved to behold nothing but the best, should be compelled to behold the worst.
In 1522 the bishop of Carlisle complained to Cardinal Wolsey, then archbishop of York, that the English thieves committed more thefts than "all the Scots of Scotland," the men of Hexham being worst of all, and appearing loo strong at the markets held in Hexham, so that the men whom they had robbed dared not complain or "say one word to them."
His unstinted generosity to his brothers during his worst times is only one proof of the singular strength of his family affections.
Her valour, energy and victory over Elizabeth were undeniable, but she was now in the worst of hands, and her career took its fatal ply.
Morton, with Angus, attacked the Hamiltons, whose chiefs fled the country, accompanied by the worst of traitors, Sir James Balfour.
and the Gowrie Conspiracy the writer argues in favour of the latter solution.) In any case the scepticism of the Edinburgh ministers, especially of Bruce, encouraged the tendency of the people to think the worst, and led to the banishment, followed by other restrictions and sufferings, of Bruce himself.
Mar's highlanders began to desert; his council was a confusion of opinions and discontents, and when, after many dangers and in the worst of health, James joined the Jacobites at Perth, it was only to discourage his friends by his gloom, and to share their wintry flight before Argyll to Montrose.
The old Jacobites were dying out; James never had a minister who was not baited by three-fourths of the party, and denounced as a favourite at best, at worst a traitor; and the Cause would have sunk into ashes but for the promise of his eldest son, Prince Charles.
Penetrated by the conviction that ignorance was the worst of the inveterate evils of old Russia, a pitiless enemy of superstition of every sort, a reformer by nature, overflowing with energy and resource, and with a singularly lucid mind armed at all points by a farreaching erudition, Prokopovich was the soul of the reforming party after the death of Peter the Great.
This is not only insisted upon elsewhere in countless passages, but of the three cardinal sins in Buddhism (raga, dosa, moha) the last and worst is stupidity or dullness, the others being sensuality and ill-will.
At their worst, even with venal examiners (and additional fees were often offered as a bribe), Rashdall regards these examinations (at the end of the 13th century) as probably " less of a farce than the pass examinations of Oxford and Cambridge almost within the memory of persons now living."
The worst severities of the penal code had been, in a certain measure, relaxed, but the Catholics were still in a state of vassalage, and they were still pariahs compared with the Protestants.
Bribery, fraud, even violence, have in turn been employed to serve the end in view: and churches, chapels and monasteries, most of them in the worst architectural taste, have sprung up like mushrooms over the surface of the country, and are perpetuating the memory of pseudo-sanctuaries which from every point of view were best relegated to oblivion.
The position of the British camp, its communications with the citadel and the location of the stores were the worst possible; and the general (Elphinstone) was shattered in constitution.
The worst part of the year is at the close of the rains in September and October, during which months few of the natives escape fever.
The worst cattle are to be found always in the deltaic tracts, but there their place is to a large extent taken by buffaloes.
This tract, called " The Devil's Ball Room," proved the worst travelling of the whole trip. Next day in lat.
and the worst was as low as - 77° F.
Tahr frequent the worst ground of almost all ruminants.
Thus in1877-1878efforts were made to minimize contamination by segregating the worst criminals and restricting conversation at exercise.
The "B" division indicates the worst penalties to be inflicted upon habitual criminals.
India retains association as the system most suitable for its criminal classes, with other methods generally abandoned in Great Britain, such as the employment of wellconducted prisoners as auxiliaries in prison discipline and service; deportation is still the penalty for the worst offences and is carried out on a large scale and with satisfactory results in the Andaman Islands.
The worst feature is the indiscriminate association sometimes seen of all inmates, bond and free, the convicted and accused; even witnesses against whom there is no shadow of a charge are sometimes imprisoned among felons.
The king, with the checks upon his absolutism removed, reverted to the worst traditions of his dynasty, and the control and arrangements of finance were upset by Russia.
Among exotics the Australian saltbush spreads successfully over the worst alkali land.
His phlegmatic and persistent egotism, his sacrifice of truth and honour to self-interest, his acquiescence in the worst conditions of the world, if only he could use them for his own advantage, combined with the glaring discord between his opinions and his practice, form a character which would be contemptible in our eyes were it not so sinister.
Only the worst offences, however, at first draw down post-mortem punishment.
Finally, it should never be forgotten that the worst enemies of declining forms have been collectors who have not given these species the chance of recovering themselves.
A dangerously familiar but perfectly innocent flirtation is, however, the worst that can fairly be alleged against Catherine on this occasion.
15: " Yea, even their ` boys ' lorded it over the people "), under a tyranny of pashas of the worst type (verses ii f.).
This reverse roused the worst passions of the president, and he ordered the arrest and imprisonment of all persons suspected of sympathy with the revolutionary cause.
More especially they saw an enemy in every prince, and the worst of enemies in their own sons.
The worst trait in his character is his implacable hatred of Thebes, which led directly to the battle of Leuctra and Sparta's fall from her position of supremacy.
Russia was till lately the most police-ridden country in the world; not even in France in the worst days of the monarchy were the people so much in the hands of the police.
In 1897 and 1898 the European admirals forcibly deported consignments of the worst characters back to Bengazi.
A darker passage does not occur in the annals of the English Reformation than this murder of an able and high-spirited man, whose worst offence was that he defended as best he could from the hand of the spoiler the property in his charge.
The worst of this method was that the disease inoculated this way was exceedingly severe and very nearly proved fatal.
In Scotland James set up a tyrannical administration of the worst type.
Two lines in the poem suggest that the satirist, who inveighed with just severity against the worst corruptions of Roman morals, was not too rigid a censor of the morals of his friend.
The third satire, imitated by Samuel Johnson in his London, presents such a picture as Rome may have offered to the satirist at any time in the 1st century of our era; but it was under the worst emperors, Nero and Domitian, that the arts of flatterers and foreign adventurers were most successful, and that such scenes of violence as that described at 2 77 seq.
trifler rather than as a monster of lust and cruelty, is the reproduction of a real or imaginary scene from the reign of Domitian, and is animated by the profoundest scorn and loathing both of the tyrant himself and of the worst instruments of his tyranny.
This feeling explains his detestation of foreign manners and superstitions, his loathing not only of inhuman crimes and cruelties but even of the lesser derelictions from selfrespect, his scorn of luxury and of art as ministering to luxury, his mockery of the poetry and of the stale and dilettante culture of his time, and perhaps, too, his indifference to the schools of philosophy and his readiness to identify all the professors of stoicism with the reserved and close-cropped puritans, who concealed the worst vices under an outward appearance of austerity.
He now declared for Marius and the democratic party, though of Marius himself as a man he had the worst opinion.
But the worst vices of the Inquisition were the widespread system of delation it encouraged by paying informers out of the property of the condemned, and its action as a trading and landholding association.
He sought to undo the worst consequences of the Methuen treaty by the creation of national industries, establishing a gunpowder factory and a sugar refinery in 1751, a silk industry in 1752, wool, paper and glass factories after 1759.
The worst was that of 1868; it caused five deaths, and cracked a dozen old buildings.
The Indian wars, breeding a habit of dependence on force, and the heterogeneous elements of cattle thieves, Sonoran cowboys, mine labourers and adventurers led to one of the worst periods of American border history.
Thus arose the foundations of the modern " germ theory of disease;" and, in the midst of the wildest conjectures and the worst of logic, a nucleus of facts was won, which has since grown, and is growing daily.
1870 the sanitary conditions of Berlin were the worst of any city of Europe.
The worst part of the whole Salween, so far as is known, is the gorge between the mouth of the Yonzalin and Kyaukhnyat.
They further declared that all who affirmed that heresy existed in Bohemia were " liars, vile traitors and calumniators of Bohemia and Moravia, the worst of all heretics, full of all evil, sons of the devil."
The general taste having been considerably refined since, Rabelais has in parts become nearly unreadable - the worst and most appropriate punishment for his faults.
Serious disturbances thereupon ensued; and the Protestants, getting the worst of the argument, silenced their gainsayers by insulting the bishops and priests in the streets and profaning and devastating the Catholic churches.
Sir Edward Grey affirmed that the Congo State had" morally forfeited every right to international recognition,"and quoted with approval Lord Cromer's statement that the Congo system was the worst he had ever seen.
Plans were at once made to pull down all the worst slums, and as these lay between the centre of the town and the railway station, a wide street was constructed from the centre of the town to the eastward, and on each side of it wide strips of ground were cleared to afford building sites for shops and offices.
So late as 1726 he was in England making overtures to Walpole, but he had no claim on ministerial goodwill, and as an opponent he had by that time done his worst.
Fees levied on proceedings in courts of justice are not only taxes, but taxes of the worst sort.
The Mussulmans of Backergunje are among the worst of their creed, steeped in ignorance and prejudice, easily excited to violence and murder, very litigious and grossly immoral.
Living during the most melancholy period of Byzantine history, Psellus exhibited the worst faults of his age.
According to others, the ancient inhabitants were, at worst, only submerged for a time, and their direct descendants are the Rumans of to-day.
Indeed, it may be remarked that he, like many other penitents who, in general terms, acknowledge themselves to have been the worst of mankind, fired up, and stood vigorously on his defence, whenever any particular charge was brought against him by others.
The worst that can be laid to his charge is that he had a great liking for some diversions, quite harmless in themselves, but condemned by the rigid precisians among whom he lived, and for whose opinion he had a great respect.
He fancied that this trembling was the sign set on the worst reprobates, the sign which God had put on Cain.
He owed his complete liberation to one of the worst acts of one of the worst governments that England has ever seen.
Early in March 1882 he visited some of the worst districts in Ireland, and addressed the crowd at Tullamore on the subject of outrages, denouncing the people for their want of courage in not assisting the government, but adding, "whether you do or not, it is the duty of the government to stop the outrages, and stop them we will."
Among the worst sufferers were a colony of freed Hottentots who, in 1829, had been settled in the Kat river valley by the British authorities.
But such records carried on for a year or many years would afford no knowledge of the worst conditions that could arise in longer periods, were it not for the existence of much older gauges not far distant and subject to somewhat similar conditions.
Some of the worst cracks were, indeed, entirely beyond the portion overturned, which consisted of the mass 570 ft.
But the worst evil of the system, and one which must always prevent its introduction into the United Kingdom, is the circumstance that it treats water as an article of commerce, to be paid for according to the quantity taken.
At the age of twelve he engaged Zerah Colburn, the American " calculating boy," who was then being exhibited as a curiosity in Dublin, and he had not always the worst of the encounter.
The senate and the aristocracy disliked and distrusted him, but they felt that, should things come to the worst, they might still find in him a champion of their cause.
The worst feature was a virulent outbreak of cholera in Gujarat, especially in the native states.
The worst storms occur in autumn, when the immense quantity of shipping on the lake makes them specially destructive.
Towards the end of July sheep are all dipped to protect them from maggot flies (which are generally worst during August) with materials containing arsenic and sulphur, like that of Cooper and Bigg.
had laboured so long; but in place of this he painted with astonishing vigour the great political struggle that accompanied the fall of the republic. It was, above all, his new reading of old characters which demanded attention, if not always approval: Cicero, the favourite of men of letters, was for him "a journalist in the worst sense of the word"; Pompey, the hero of Plutarch and the Moralists, was brushed aside as a mere drill-sergeant; and the book culminated in the picture of Caesar, who established absolute rule in the name of democracy, "the complete and perfect man."
Worst of all were the massacres of 1822, which followed upon an attack by some Greek insurgents executed against the will of the natives.
The Council of Trent in 1551 repudiated the worst corruptions and repelled as slanders certain charges which were made against the medieval system; but it retained the obligation of annual confession, and laid it down that the form of the sacrament consisted in the priest's words of absolution.
Any injury done to the "souls" being one of the worst of iniquities, the good monk should not wash his clothes (indeed, the most austere will reject clothes altogether), nor even wash his teeth, for fear of injuring living things.
point of view, Englands worst kings have been her best; that is to say, a sovereign like Richard, who persistently neglected his duties, was unconsciously the foster father of constitutional liberty.
Their worst enemies were those who during the civil war had beentheir best friends, the mercenary captains and upstart knights whom John had made sheriffs and castellans.
His teaching at Oxford in 1250-1257 fell precisely into the years of the worst misgovernance of Henry III.
When the worst of the plague was over, and panic had died down, it was found that the social conditions of England had been considerably affected by the visitation.
The papacy, with its secular ambitions, and its insatiable greed for money, was the worst abuse of all.
The worst was the failure of the last great devastating raid which the English launched against France.
It was not till 1405 that the worst of Henrys troubles came to an end.
The best of them were capable statesmen, the worst were mean time-servers.
Wolsey was the last of the great clerical ministers of the middle ages, and by no means the worst.
Religious hatred had less part in the action of the ruling party, and even from its worst actions a wise man might have predicted that the day of toleration was not so fr~r off as it seemed.
we have William of Newburgh, who reaches the highest point attained by historical composition in the 12th century; the so-called Benedict of Peterboroughs Gesta Henri ci, which Stubbs tentatively and without sufficient authority ascribed to Richard Fitznigel; Robert- of Torigni; and seven volumes of Materials for the History of Thomas Becket, which contain some of the best and worst samples of hagiological history.
After yet another three years' space the author of La Legende des siecles reappeared as the author of Les Miserables, the greatest epic and dramatic work of fiction ever created or conceived: the epic of a soul transfigured and redeemed, purified by heroism and glorified through suffering; the tragedy and the comedy of life at its darkest and its brightest, of humanity at its best and at its worst.
The movement was one of the worst in the history of English party.
But the Russian rule has imposed many new taxes, in return for which Turkestan only gets troops of Russian merchants and officials, who too often accept the worst features of the depraved Mussulman civilization of the higher classes of the country.
But just as he maintained at the time of the conflict, and after, that there would have been no Crimean War had not the British government convinced the tsar that it was in the hands of the peace party, so now he believed that a bold policy would prevent or limit war, and at the worst put off grave consequences which otherwise would make a rapid advance.
It included old followers of Danton like Tallien, independent Jacobins like Cambon, some of the worst Terrorists like Fouche, and such a consummate time-server as Barere.
was the grandson of his predecessor, Abdallah, one of the weakest and worst of the Spanish Omayyads.
Quitting America for Europe he published at Paris The Prairie (1826), the best of his books in nearly all respects, and The Red Rover, (1828), by no means his worst.
He did not shrink from any of the consequences of thin theory, for he would give the same remuneration to the worst mason as to a Phidias; but he looks forward also to a period in human development when the present inequality in the talent and capacity of men would be reduced to an inappreciable minimum.
Similarly, though like other men he will be subject to bodily pain, this will not cause him mental grief or disquiet, as his worst agonies will not disturb his clear conviction that it is really indifferent to his true reasonable self.
As regards "material" goodness of actions, 'he adopts explicitly and unreservedly the formula afterwards taken as fundamental by Bentham; holding that " that action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers, and the worst which in a like manner occasions misery."
A fervent advocate of a strong centralized government, he did much to secure the ratification by Massachusetts of the Federal Constitution, and after the overturn of the Federalist by the Republican party, he wrote (1840): "We are democratic altogether, and I hold democracy in its natural operation to be a government of the worst."
That island was now left an open field for the intrigues of Philip. Worst of all, the party of Eubulus not only defeated a proposal, arising from this campaign, for applying the festival-money to the war-fund, but actually carried a law making it high treason to renew the proposal.
" My lord," said a beneficed priest, whom he had himself promoted, and who wept as he spoke, " before ye went last to Dublin ye were the best beloved man in your diocese that ever came in it, now ye are the worst beloved..
The cruelty has not quite died out, but it is much rarer than formerly; and, generally speaking, the worst agrarianism has of late years been seen in the districts which retain most of the old features.
Only Protestant freeholders had votes, which encouraged leases for lives, about the worst kind of tenure, and the object of each proprietor was to control as many votes as possible.
The tendency shown to screen the worst criminals is sometimes the result of sympathy, but more often of fear.
In good times this worked well enough, but foreign competition began to tell, and 1879 was the worst of several bad seasons.
This reckless and lawless practice extended to several counties, but was worst in Galway and Roscommon.
The Veda, it is true, does not usually dilate much on the worst of these adventures.
But Louis IX.s worst error was his obsession with regard to the crusades, to which he sacrificed everything.
This errorthe worst of alllaid the foundations of the Prussian and British empires.
induced to flatter it beyond measure; in an extreme of inconsistency he re-established the parlements, the worst enemies of reform, at the very moment when he was calling in the reformers to his councils.
Predial slavery, which had disappeared in Castile and Leon in the i3th century, existed unmodified in Aragon, and in its worst form, down to the Bourbon dynasty.
The death of John, the only son of Ferdinand and Isabella, the worst misfortune which ever happened to Spain, opened the succession to all the crowns and coronets worn by the Catholic sovereigns to Charles of Habsburgthe emperor Charles V.