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It was idle for me to think of moving from the place until I should have recovered from the severe lameness that afflicted me; indeed my malady began seriously to alarm me; for, despite the herbal remedies of the natives, it continued to grow worse and worse.
But suppose," says Jones, "I should grow worse, and die of the consequences of my present wound?
If people were always kind and obedient to those who are cruel and unjust, the wicked people would have it all their own way: they would never feel afraid, and so they would never alter, but would grow worse and worse.
Then sores began to break out on his feet, and grow worse and worse.
But I needn't say I am young; and perhaps I shall not grow worse as I grow older.
Some research suggests that GAD may run in families, and it may also grow worse during stress.
So the problem of positional consumption, if it is a problem, will grow worse and worse as more people can afford to play the game.
He seemed to grow worse last Autumn so she fitted him with magnetic bracelets on his hocks.
If the IRS and Treasury cannot respond to the call, the backlog will grow worse.
A grim precedent has been set, and without decisive action the liability crisis will grow worse and the six firms' collective liability burden, enormous as it is, will increase.
The problem, if not solved completely, will at least not grow worse.
If it isn't, the aituation is likely only to escalate and grow worse and worse.