badness


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My dear lady," said Voyt, "their romance is their badness.
She was so very good herself, I thought, that the badness of other people made her frown all her life.
Balashev involuntarily flushed with pleasure at the aptitude of this reply, but hardly had he uttered the word Poltava before Caulaincourt began speaking of the badness of the road from Petersburg to Moscow and of his Petersburg reminiscences.
Certainly the greatest harm they do is that they make badness of such extraordinary importance.
You see," he continued, "I am not only bad, but I admire badness.
Badness can be got easily and in shoals: the road to her is smooth, and she lives very near us.
Perhaps Plato may have been desirous of showing that the accusation of Socrates was not to be attributed to badness or malevolence, but rather to a tendency in men's minds.
You're sure bad, but the trouble with you is that you're weak in your badness.
His nose and chin were sharp and prominent, his jaws had fallen inwards from loss of teeth, his face was shrivelled and yellow, save where the cheeks were streaked with the colour of a dry winter apple; and where his beard had been, there lingered yet a few grey tufts which seemed, like the ragged eyebrows, to denote the badness of the soil from which they sprung.
employed on the survey, it appears that we took an exaggerated view of the badness of the climate on these islands.
The one knows and therefore speaks with authority about the goodness and badness of flutes, while the other, confiding in him, will do what he is told by him?
Meantime, Hargrave volunteered to ring for the sugar, while Grimsby lamented his mistake, and attempted to prove that it was owing to the shadow of the urn and the badness of the lights.