worst vs worse

worst worse

Definitions

  • 1) Something that is worst.
  • 2) That which is most bad or evil; the most severe, pernicious, calamitous, or wicked state or degree.
  • 3) the least favorable outcome
  • 4) the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of
  • 5) the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable
  • 6) That which is most evil or bad; the most bad, severe, aggravated, or calamitous thing, part, time, or state: usually with the: as, in the worst of the storm; to get the worst of a contest; to see a thing at its worst; to do one's worst.
  • 7) in the most evil, severe, or undesirable state; at the greatest disadvantage.
  • 8) superlative form of bad: most bad.
  • 9) Most inferior, as in quality, condition, or effect.
  • 10) Being furthest from an ideal or a standard; least desirable or satisfactory.
  • 11) Most severe or unfavorable.
  • 12) (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition
  • 13) In the worst way: most badly, most ill.
  • 14) In the worst manner or degree.
  • 15) to the highest degree of inferiority or badness
  • 16) rare To outdo or defeat, especially in battle.
  • 17) archaic, transitive To make worse.
  • 18) dated, intransitive To grow worse; to deteriorate.
  • 19) defeat thoroughly
  • 20) rare To grow worse; to deteriorate.
  • 21) To gain the advantage over; defeat.
  • 22) To gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit.
  • 23) (if (the) worst comes to (the) worst) If the very worst thing happens.
  • 24) (at (the) worst) Under the most negative circumstances, estimation, or interpretation.
  • 25) (in the worst way) Very much; a great deal.
  • 26) (get/have) To suffer a defeat or disadvantage.

Definitions

  • 1) Something that is worse.
  • 2) That which is worse; something less good.
  • 3) Loss; disadvantage; defeat.
  • 4) something inferior in quality or condition or effect
  • 5) this sense?) Of lower quality, less desirable.
  • 6) this sense?) More ill.
  • 7) this sense?) More evil.
  • 8) this sense?) More severe or serious.
  • 9) comparative form of bad: more bad
  • 10) More inferior, as in quality, condition, or effect.
  • 11) Being in poorer health; more ill.
  • 12) Being further from a standard; less desirable or satisfactory.
  • 13) More severe or unfavorable.
  • 14) changed for the worse in health or fitness
  • 15) (comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability
  • 16) comparative form of ill: more ill
  • 17) comparative form of badly: more badly
  • 18) Less skillfully.
  • 19) Used to start a sentence.
  • 20) More severely or seriously.
  • 21) In a worse manner; to a worse degree.
  • 22) In a worse degree; in a manner more evil or bad.
  • 23) (comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner
  • 24) obsolete, transitive To make worse; to put at disadvantage; to discomfit.
  • 25) Tobecomeworse.
  • 26) To make worse; to put disadvantage; to discomfit; to worst. See worst, v.
  • 27) (for better or (for) worse) Whether the situation or consequences be good or ill.

Examples

  • 1) Those taking it daily for more than six months were worst affected.
  • 2) He said that it was a terrible injustice that the most vulnerable nations were worst affected.
  • 3) Ironically, those who applied by the post were worst affected.
  • 4) The airline that MSNBC declared the \ "worst of the worst\" in June 2008 is striving mightily to maintain that status in 2009.
  • 5) I have previously reported the stories of the two Somalis who were released -- emphasizing how nothing about their cases demonstrated that they were \ "the worst of the worst\" -- and will soon be reporting the stories of the six Yemenis transferred to the custody of the Yemeni government.
  • 6) When this alteration first came into my mind, I supposed Helen to mean thus, _First, _ I venture what is dearest to me, my maiden reputation; but if your distrust _extends_ my character _to the worst of_ the _worst, and supposes me _seared_ against the sense of infamy, I will add to the stake of reputation, the stake of life.
  • 7) II. iii.60 (296,1) [And would by combat make her good, so were I A man, the worst about you] The _worst_ means only the _lowest_.
  • 8) Sear'd; otherwise_ the worst to _worst extended; _
  • 9) Sear'd; otherwise_ the worst of _worst extended. _ etc.
  • 10) " "But worst of all, _worst of all_, that woman is safe!"
  • 11) MOOS: All that gay dancing earned this Missouri congressional ad the title worst campaign ad of the year from the liberal new republic.
  • 12) MOOS: All that gay dancing earned this Missouri congressional ad the title worst campaign ad of the year, from the liberal, "New Republic."
  • 13) ‘Bucks should have no problem beating Hellenic who are going through their worst season ever, and have even emerged as early relegation candidates.’
  • 14) ‘The council says private landlords are responsible for the worst housing in the town.’
  • 15) ‘One driver gets knocked out every week until the final, and worst driver remains.’
  • 16) ‘In the interview I mentioned last time, he's rather down on this album himself, which is generally considered his worst.’
  • 17) ‘Though cleverly written, I consider this one of Hemingway's worst stories.’
  • 18) ‘Oldham's Beever Primary School recorded the region's highest level of unauthorised absence last year - ranking as the 23rd worst in the country.’
  • 19) ‘The worst cheese I ever had though was a sheep's cheese.’
  • 20) ‘The worst performance I've ever seen on stage is by one of these guys.’
  • 21) ‘‘The worst professor I ever had, though, was for a course in administrative law,’ she recalls.’
  • 22) ‘It was their third defeat in as many games, and they are at the bottom of the Superliga with the division's worst defensive record, 11 goals conceded in 270 minutes.’
  • 23) ‘The borough's detection rate is ranked the eighth worst in the country, with only 16.2 per cent of all reported crimes being solved.’
  • 24) ‘Wheat growers are expecting their worst crop ever.’
  • 25) ‘Little do they know that they have picked the absolute worst getaway driver - a compulsive who cannot go a hair above the speed limit.’
  • 26) ‘Kasparov, a five-time Oscar winner, finished fourth overall with 2262, his worst placing ever.’
  • 27) ‘Remember, the Wallabies played their worst game all season last year and still swept past Scotland at a canter in the World Cup quarter-final.’
  • 28) ‘In almost unplayable conditions Blackburn produced their worst performance of the season against local rivals Bolton.’
  • 29) ‘‘That must have been one of my worst races ever,’ said Purdie.’
  • 30) ‘The department has been unhappy with the media practice of rearranging the data into a ranking order of best to worst performing schools, and this new system will make it more difficult to do that.’
  • 31) ‘He said: ‘Without any doubt they will be the Post Office's worst results ever.’’
  • 32) ‘He was disgusted by the recent events with four players partying in the Red Stripe Mound immediately after posting their worst score ever at Sabina!’
  • 33) ‘The United Nations described the crisis as the world's worst humanitarian disaster, affecting more than 2m people.’
  • 34) ‘In one of the worst blackouts, residents were left without heat and light for nine hours.’
  • 35) ‘The worst flooding in a century has left several parts of Guyana under five and six feet of water.’
  • 36) ‘The worst stock market slump in 30 years has hammered global financial stocks, raising fears about the capital strength of banks and insurers.’
  • 37) ‘The worst hailstorm ever to hit Egypt struck, beating down crops growing in the fields and even killing people and animals caught in it.’
  • 38) ‘They huddled in blankets donated in massive international relief operations to help El Salvador cope with its worst quake in at least a decade.’
  • 39) ‘The worst tornado I've ever seen before this was the one in southern Texas back in '96 that killed 40 people.’
  • 40) ‘Neal Ascherson, chronicler of the great events in postwar Europe, spent the past week in court assessing a case that goes to the heart of the last century's worst crime.’
  • 41) ‘Judge Martin Rudland said it was one of the worst cases of dangerous driving he had ever heard.’
  • 42) ‘With the nation in its worst economic crisis in a generation, budgets to maintain railway lines and other equipment have been severely slashed.’
  • 43) ‘Australia's worst railway accident was in 1977 in the Sydney suburb of Granville, in which 83 people died.’
  • 44) ‘The worst pandemic ever seen was an outbreak of Spanish flu in 1918 which killed millions around the world, including at least 200,000 in Britain.’
  • 45) ‘City manager Tom Mackey acknowledged that the city was facing one of its worst financial crises and would have to seriously tighten its belt.’
  • 46) ‘In Queens, New York, cold rain mixed with tears as hundreds marked the third anniversary of the second worst aviation accident in U.S. history.’
  • 47) ‘Chinese authorities have attributed Friday's tragedy to torrential rains that caused the area's worst flash flood and mudslide in 200 years.’
  • 48) ‘Can he follow through, not bow to pressure and continue chiding the people into conservation and taking necessary measures as the country faces it worst water shortage ever?’
  • 49) ‘Italian weather experts call the heat wave one of the five worst in the past 150 years and expected the sizzle to last until September.’
  • 50) ‘Relatives of victims of Bradford's worst industrial disaster came together to unveil a memorial stone 120 years on.’
  • 51) ‘By mixing drama, documentary, graphics and archive material, the programme gives an extraordinary insight into the world's worst industrial disaster.’
  • 52) ‘It is the country's worst maritime disaster and ranks as one of the world's worst ferry accidents of all time.’
  • 53) ‘And worst affected of all were those who had written about trauma.’
  • 54) ‘The worst hit areas were buses covering New York City, Newark airport, outside New York, and Logan airport in Boston.’
  • 55) ‘Meanwhile health chiefs in the area worst hit by foot and mouth yesterday called a halt on the use of pyres to burn thousands of animal carcasses, amid fears that the smoke might affect the health of people living downwind.’
  • 56) ‘Cumbria has the unenviable reputation of being the county worst hit by the virus with 877 confirmed outbreaks and more than 1.1 million animals culled in total.’
  • 57) ‘Celebrations are banned in the countries hurt worst.’
  • 58) ‘One of the worst hit villages, Naburn, was temporarily cut off by the rising waters.’
  • 59) ‘Already York residents have been asked to show friends around the worst hit areas.’
  • 60) ‘The areas worst hit will be around Parliament Street and Temple Bar.’
  • 61) ‘In Jakarta, the city worst hit by this epidemic, over 6,200 people have been afflicted by the disease and 50 of them have died.’
  • 62) ‘This comes as torrential rain forced hundreds of people from their homes in north-east Scotland, the area worst hit by this weekend's extreme weather.’
  • 63) ‘Thankfully no horses were lost this year and in fact the jocks came off worst.’
  • 64) ‘And lo, there was a race within the race for the fastest male runner, fastest female runner, worst dressed runner, funniest runner awards and more.’
  • 65) ‘There's nothing redeeming in softball, a pastime that seems to attract the greasiest, worst dressed residents of local areas to neighbourhood parks.’
  • 66) ‘The worst dressed decade of all times has to be the 1980s.’
  • 67) ‘Watch Joan and Melissa Rivers blow the whistle on the evening's best and, yes, worst dressed.’
  • 68) ‘The results of the vote that the world has been holding its breath for are just in: fashion guru Mr Blackwell's worst dressed women list.’
  • 69) ‘Being a woman, too, has its disadvantages, given the lack of genuinely good comedic parts being written, or the tabloid culture of exposing celebrities whenever they look their worst.’
  • 70) ‘The adolescent girls appeared to account for both internal reactions as well as external feedback when considering what feels best and worst about being good.’
  • 71) ‘The worst may not happen, but we must prepare for it’
  • 72) ‘The absolute worst, and this is what happened yesterday, is when she fills the empty space with an offer to get together again.’
  • 73) ‘And we have 100,000 demonstrators out there, so we are hoping for the absolute worst.’
  • 74) ‘She failed to respond to calls and text messages to her mobile phone and police feared the worst.’
  • 75) ‘He invited the reporter into his home and explained the facts, but suspected the worst.’
  • 76) ‘They have also taken steps to ensure they could still meet school fees if the worst should happen.’
  • 77) ‘My mother immediately knew that the worst had happened if her youngest child had not come home.’
  • 78) ‘If the worst happens, the mortgage would be covered, but he has no other life insurance.’
  • 79) ‘I have no idea whether he took illegal substances or not, but let's assume the worst.’
  • 80) ‘While we were expecting the worst, none of us could be prepared for how devastating this is.’
  • 81) ‘She was beginning to fear the absolute worst.’
  • 82) ‘She was expecting the worst at any moment as she opened the door to the gym area.’
  • 83) ‘I lay there expecting the worst at any moment.’
  • 84) ‘So I walked around all weekend thinking the absolute worst.’
  • 85) ‘Certainly, Landi Khotal station looked as if it had been built to expect the worst.’
  • 86) ‘Mrs Mitchell said that they are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.’
  • 87) ‘It was beyond me to work out that the worst that could happen was she would say she wasn't interested.’
  • 88) ‘The worst would probably be strategic isolation within the region, and all the additional resources that would, as a consequence, be needed for defense.’
  • 89) ‘Gale Edwards has experienced the best and worst of life in the music theatre business over the past few weeks.’
  • 90) ‘The smoke was choking but the worst of it was being carried high into the air.’
  • 91) ‘The worst of the gales were predicted to hit the South West, in particular Devon and Cornwall, with high winds also affecting parts of Wales, southern England and the Midlands.’
  • 92) ‘The worst of the country's terrorism seemed to be in the past.’
  • 93) ‘The worst of the problems seem to be a thing of the past.’
  • 94) ‘The worst of the snow will be on high ground but there will be some on lower ground.’
  • 95) ‘I had asked whether Yorkshire would escape the worst of the foot and mouth outbreak.’
  • 96) ‘With a bit of prudence we should be able to avoid the worst of times.’
  • 97) ‘The worst of the weather is expected to impact the region between Thursday, December 23rd and Sunday December 26th.’
  • 98) ‘We are all sick with mucky colds again and Amelia is in the middle of the worst of it.’
  • 99) ‘The worst of the attack is over but I'm still spending a great deal of time sleeping and, although the fever's gone, the mysterious joint and muscular aches remain.’
  • 100) ‘The worst of the looting was over, and there was enough calm in the shattered streets for her to feel the popular elation, despite the fear and violence that lay below the surface.’
  • 101) ‘But officials are hoping that the worst of this new flooding is over.’
  • 102) ‘The annual event, held in the shadow of St Magnus Cathedral, escaped the worst of the forecast weather.’
  • 103) ‘The worst of the weather had come on a holiday, with offices and most shops closed, and people already indoors, at family celebrations.’
  • 104) ‘It looked like Robyn may have been over the worst of the disease when tests showed no sign of the cancer.’
  • 105) ‘So in an effort to bring you the best and worst of the past year, here are my top ten sporting highlights as well as my top five lows!’
  • 106) ‘I have simplified our relationship down to the fact that Eliza and I bring out the best and worst in each other, but continue to love each other despite it all.’
  • 107) ‘And the reward is great - by the time we're settled it'll be Spring and we can start off on the new project, whatever it is, filled with enthusiasm, getting the worst of it done before the seasons change again and the days grow shorter once more.’
  • 108) ‘‘The worst of the problems is the anti-social behaviour,’ she said.’
  • 109) ‘Or, you should be prepared for an all-out war where you are sure to be worsted.’
  • 110) ‘But they were worsted in an action at Bhangam, about 10 km northeast of Paonta, on 18 September 1688.’
  • 111) ‘The Eluru, Andhra Pradesh born techie also developed the electronics for Pacific Blue, the advanced version of IBM's Deep Blue computer that worsted Garry Kasparov in a chess series.’
  • 112) ‘They were more apt to chronicle - for moralizing purposes - the failures, when the authorities were worsted by Vikings, flagrant challengers to the Christian order of things.’
  • 113) ‘In order to stave off the opponent's attack at the last moment and restore one's position one must keep the moral attitude of initiative so as not to get worsted by the adversary.’
  • 114) ‘The rebels had been worsted by Jiang Zhongyuan's Hunan braves at Soyi Ford.’
  • 115) ‘It is possible that one of the Irish kingdoms might ultimately have established a more permanent hegemony, but for the common pattern whereby a worsted claimant sought outside aid.’
  • 116) ‘Subsequently levered out of defensive positions on the Bidassoa, Nivelle, and Nive, his battered army was worsted again at Orthez in February 1814, and driven from Toulouse on 11 April.’
  • 117) ‘When interrogated before the royal council she turned evidence against her brother, and offered to fight him - by proxy - in judicial combat, adding that she would be gladly burned alive if her champion was worsted.’
  • 118) ‘Cheka and Red Army units sent to suppress the peasant rebels were sometimes worsted, sometimes victorious (sometimes it was pitchforks versus machine guns).’
  • 119) ‘Kathopanishad tells the story of Nachiketas who boldly wrangled with Yama, the god of death, and worsted him.’
  • 120) ‘It is in his court that Yajnavalkya worsted all others and had that famous dispute with Gargi.’
  • 121) ‘Cleon is worsted not by an upright and dignified man but by an illiterate and brazen cynic who beats him at his own game.’
  • 122) ‘In retrospect, he joins the long list of those who verbally dueled with George and came out worsted.’
  • 123) ‘In the civil war which ensued Boleslaw was worsted and compelled to take refuge in Hungary.’

Examples

  • 1) Households are already spending more than they earn and it will only get worse.
  • 2) It could have been a lot worse.
  • 3) They will not say anything that might make a bad situation worse.
  • 4) And sadly the problem appears to be getting worse.
  • 5) Women have a tough enough time getting their voices heard and my insensitive comment only made matters worse.
  • 6) Emotional stress makes the condition worse.
  • 7) There were subtle lines on the forehead - just making it all a bit worse!
  • 8) I just think things are getting worse for men, who are being judged in a similarly superficial way.
  • 9) Better, perhaps, to reflect on how much worse it could have been.
  • 10) Was the uncertainty not making things worse?
  • 11) What is making matters worse is the global economy is losing its sea legs.
  • 12) The forecast is much worse this time so it was not worth the risk.
  • 13) So when does gamesmanship become something worse?
  • 14) The lives of millions of animals could become a whole lot worse.
  • 15) You could do worse than get going on a plank challenge.
  • 16) You know they make the situation worse.
  • 17) We have too much government and all it does is make our lives a little bit worse.
  • 18) When doctors they gave me sleeping tablets it made my condition worse.
  • 19) She says she understands but this is an added worry and making things worse.
  • 20) The pain was getting worse as they tugged and pulled at my nerves.
  • 21) The fact she had met her at work parties only made matters worse.
  • 22) Just think how much worse it could be.
  • 23) So has the idea that you should grab hold of nurse for fear of something worse.
  • 24) So things could definitely be a lot worse.
  • 25) We reckon all that would make a bad situation worse here.
  • 26) They will just be a bit worse off for doing so.
  • 27) The worry is making her condition worse.
  • 28) Searching for a new position while in such a funk only made things worse.
  • 29) The inequality gets worse the higher executives move up the ladder.
  • 30) And things may well get worse.
  • 31) Some people find that stress makes heartburn worse as well, so you could get advice from your doctor on stress management.
  • 32) ‘She had a friend who was abandoned at birth, a foundling, and she began to realise that abandoned children were in a far worse position than adopted ones.’
  • 33) ‘There are examples of far worse psychology research.’
  • 34) ‘It is hard to think of a worse time to float an airline.’
  • 35) ‘John Lithgow has never been worse in his cartoonish and buffoonish role as the evil toymaker.’
  • 36) ‘However if the pain is severe, or if your eyesight gets worse, you should contact your consultant straightway.’
  • 37) ‘Women living in states with high income inequality were somewhat more likely to report worse mental and physical health.’
  • 38) ‘What was more shocking, however, was the fakeness of it all, like a 1980s revival show but with even worse tunes.’
  • 39) ‘Vettori has a worse average and strike rate than the others.’
  • 40) ‘Her voice was deep and low and she spoke even worse English than I do.’
  • 41) ‘Two weeks in a cold snowy environment had made my joints dramatically worse, so I arrived back feeling very despondent.’
  • 42) ‘Leigh couldn't have made a worse start, leaking two tries in the opening four minutes after conceding cheap yards from successive penalties.’
  • 43) ‘The unfortunate result was that students began buying cheaper heaters of worse quality from vendors.’
  • 44) ‘The underlying theme was that while the province is strapped for cash, there are other regions in the country that are in worse shape.’
  • 45) ‘They have set out to reassure members of the public, police officers and community leaders that any change will not leave the county in a worse position.’
  • 46) ‘As time went on, these cartoons got even worse and eventually collapsed with the folding of the company.’
  • 47) ‘Increased fuel prices couldn't come at a worse time for the domestic industry with competition in the local market about to hot up.’
  • 48) ‘Only Basildon and Thurrock General had a worse record than the Royal Bolton Hospital, according to the Department of Health.’
  • 49) ‘Frankly, I can't see any evidence that suggests that Costello will do a better job than Howard - or a worse job.’
  • 50) ‘We have worse water quality now due to erosion and other forest products are hard to get, such as palm leaf for roofing.’
  • 51) ‘I have an ABC friend who speaks much worse Chinese than me, but nobody pushes her to switch to English when they talk with her.’
  • 52) ‘But the heroin problem, the underlying source of serious crime, is getting worse.’
  • 53) ‘53 per cent thought that street crime had got worse in the past six months.’
  • 54) ‘The prognosis is worse when severe preeclampsia develops during the second trimester.’
  • 55) ‘This plunged him into another severe depression, far worse than what he had before.’
  • 56) ‘Bangalore has definitely been hit by worse monsoons before but never has there been such severe water logging.’
  • 57) ‘So it is reasonable to conclude that we face a problem that is severe, chronic, and likely to become worse over time.’
  • 58) ‘Why do government officials continually say that crime is coming down when officially crime is on the increase and getting worse all the time?’
  • 59) ‘Individuals with this form of neuropathy experience severe, relentless leg pain that is worse at night.’
  • 60) ‘A new road to improve safety and traffic flow on the A12 could lead to worse traffic in Hatfield Peverel, a public inquiry was told.’
  • 61) ‘Steve said: ‘We thought it was going to be a far worse delay, something like four hours.’’
  • 62) ‘But councillors have warned the building would fall into a worse state of disrepair if talks with the current developer fell through.’
  • 63) ‘Corruption is getting worse thanks to the regional autonomy which allows officials in provinces to enrich themselves.’
  • 64) ‘At times, sheer luck has prevented worse potential losses.’
  • 65) ‘This means water will get to the Ouse much quicker and would make floods far worse and more common then they are now.’
  • 66) ‘The behavior you describe is a classic precursor for even worse emotional abuse and could possibly turn violent.’
  • 67) ‘If it passes, the state could one day wind up in worse financial straits as a result.’
  • 68) ‘And this may persist for some time, until the symptoms become worse and finally then someone does look at them.’
  • 69) ‘As the next five years passed, his back pain gradually got worse and eventually spinal canal stenosis was diagnosed.’
  • 70) ‘But as with high blood pressure, the damage is usually worse and more rapid when you have diabetes.’
  • 71) ‘Anest's mouth had gone dry at hearing her words, and a far worse dread than any he had ever known clutched at his heart.’
  • 72) ‘But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil.’
  • 73) ‘There is one thing that is worse than evil and that is cowardice in the face of it.’
  • 74) ‘Filthy, horrible acts of evil, worse than what he had ever done, were being performed across Faerie.’
  • 75) ‘Morally, Orwell must surely have had to weigh up whether the potential damage he could cause to those individuals was worse than the harm they might do.’
  • 76) ‘The claim that doing harm is no worse than allowing harm flies in the face of powerful intuitions to the contrary.’
  • 77) ‘Is missing a rare diagnosis so much worse than harm from over-testing?’
  • 78) ‘We all want to minimize the impact on the innocent, but losing to evil in order to avoid hitting a population is worse.’
  • 79) ‘Many postmoderns actually think it is worse to judge evil than to do evil.’
  • 80) ‘There are some records that are just evil, and this is worse than most of them.’
  • 81) ‘It's worse than appalling, and I intend taking it to the highest court.’
  • 82) ‘Please do not make things worse by doing this, it only harms the individual involved more and unkind words can scar quite deeply.’
  • 83) ‘Does this mean that using recreational drugs in your private life is worse than attacking and causing harm to another person?’
  • 84) ‘Failing to take responsibility for the harm that one has caused to others is even worse.’
  • 85) ‘Sorry, but that it is just vigilante insanity that is as bad as, or as in this case, worse than the original crime.’
  • 86) ‘The existence of other tyrants, worse or not, is no defence.’
  • 87) ‘Generally, we hold that there's no crime worse than murder, and we punish it more harshly than we do anything else.’
  • 88) ‘Then I saw the cop fly past me and realized the young man was fleeing from a crime worse than not wearing a helmet or running a red light.’
  • 89) ‘There are, according to the American Defense Secretary himself, worse, much worse obscene cruelties, to be revealed.’
  • 90) ‘An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.’
  • 91) ‘Forgivable, in the loosest meaning of the word; after all, ladies of our acquaintance have committed worse crimes.’
  • 92) ‘She had a vague feeling that if she heard what he had to say, she would end up feeling even worse than she already was.’
  • 93) ‘Yet it was an unhappy household, made worse by hints of Behrman's mania to come.’
  • 94) ‘However, Brian Martin, from Glasgow, claims his operation made his left eye worse and left the vision in his right eye blurred.’
  • 95) ‘Prisoners, he conceded, often felt worse for the experience, feeling degraded and punished.’
  • 96) ‘She didn't mean to be disparaging, which only made me feel worse.’
  • 97) ‘He soon dumped her as she continued to make him feel worse everyday they continued their relationship.’
  • 98) ‘Debbie's sad smile made her only sibling feel worse, not her original intention.’
  • 99) ‘But what made her feel worse was that no one on the team said anything to blame her.’
  • 100) ‘Comments like this makes your child feel even worse than she does already for failing at something.’
  • 101) ‘But as we drove back to town, you could tell that nothing we could say would make him feel any worse than he already did.’
  • 102) ‘Knowing that he felt so bad about it made me feel good, to tell you the truth, so there was no point in making him feel worse than he already did.’
  • 103) ‘His remarks made me feel even worse than I already did, and also unimaginably ancient.’
  • 104) ‘She didn't want them to feel worse than they already did, so she just resorted to weeping quietly.’
  • 105) ‘It made him feel as if he was ten times worse than he already was.’
  • 106) ‘She asked me I sighed sometime parents could make you feel worse then you already did with out even knowing it.’
  • 107) ‘Blogs of War omits the proverbial best thing about McDonalds: there are always some brats there worse behaved than your own.’
  • 108) ‘I certainly don't think these they're worse equipped than people who've undergone conventional schooling.’
  • 109) ‘Residents fear such a cut would leave officers worse equipped to fight crime in the town.’
  • 110) ‘I'll say this: crowds at the Arts Cinema are noticeably worse behaved than at the Warner Village multiplex.’
  • 111) ‘We could do a lot worse than this already impressive young man.’
  • 112) ‘He could do worse than refer the curious to Rebecca Tyrrel's book.’
  • 113) ‘The island state's economy already did much worse than expected in the latest quarter.’
  • 114) ‘Children of divorced parents are much more likely to do worse at school, commit crime, go to prison, and more likely to commit suicide.’
  • 115) ‘More worryingly, JLP thinks that its Edinburgh store will be even worse hit than in London.’
  • 116) ‘Also, if one area is worse affected than others, extra gritting machines could be called in to help.’
  • 117) ‘At this point, Kohaku's stomach had already began hurting far worse than Muteki's.’
  • 118) ‘Certainly you're not going to treat a victim worse than you would somebody charged with a crime.’
  • 119) ‘A steep increase in health costs is already underway and worse is yet to come.’
  • 120) ‘If Angelo thought this an unhappy day, worse was in store for him.’
  • 121) ‘They talked with him about what happened in the cafeteria but Mike just said that he'd had worse and left it at that.’
  • 122) ‘I felt like offering condolences, except the commish has already been through worse.’
  • 123) ‘That way I could be pretty sure I would walk away with not much worse than a severe shaking.’
  • 124) ‘As long as these two elements exist, not voting will not change the present condition for the worse.’
  • 125) ‘PS, sorry to hear Croxy's condition has taken a slight turn for the worse.’
  • 126) ‘The cold spell took a turn for the worse at the weekend with roads in a very dangerous condition and very little sign of gritting.’
  • 127) ‘She believes his condition took a turn for the worse in early 2002 when father refused to give Rodney his medication.’
  • 128) ‘However, it is perhaps Tesco's approach that will be found to be the more resilient should economic conditions take a turn for the worse.’
  • 129) ‘Participants also rated how much these areas of disagreement had changed for the worse.’
  • 130) ‘But his condition quickly took a turn for the worse and his frightened parents called an ambulance.’
  • 131) ‘The first lesson to draw from the study is that the longer the children were exposed to deprivation, the worse was their adjustment.’
  • 132) ‘In all, the lower you are in a social hierarchy, the worse your health and the shorter your life are likely to be.’
  • 133) ‘The more we open up our borders to imports, the worse our trade deficit gets.’
  • 134) ‘Yet, when Kevin's condition took a turn for the worse, she thought her heart would stop at the thought of losing him.’
  • 135) ‘What looks like a pleasant set-up quickly takes a turn for the worse as soon as you make your player selections.’
  • 136) ‘She said her mental condition later took a turn for the worse when she ended up in and out of a local psychiatric hospital.’
  • 137) ‘The weather had changed very much for the worse and, in horrible conditions, fishing was much tougher.’
  • 138) ‘That's what makes it all the worse, to have to descend back into, for lack of a metaphor, hell.’
  • 139) ‘His attitude had taken a turn for the worse when he had been possessed by evil spirits, but he was hardly a boy scout beforehand.’
  • 140) ‘David O'Leary's unhappy season took another turn for the worse yesterday.’
  • 141) ‘First of all we tipped off the hacks that things were taking a turn for the worse and then - miracle of miracles - Jack pulled it off.’
  • 142) ‘She took a turn for the worse last night and I'm scared she's not going to see out the weekend.’
  • 143) ‘Every mission takes a turn for the worse and then does it again.’
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