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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?
In fact, they could grow worse over the next two decades, according to the IEA, which was established in 1974 to promote energy security after the oil embargo by members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
The report quotes the Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA) as saying that the problems will grow worse if protests turn violent and the Ratchaprasong intersection is seized by demonstrators in the style of 2010's red-shirt rally.
Communication expert Petar Arsovski claims in Utrinski Vesnik that every serious analysis inevitably shows that the situation following the series of interethnic incidents will grow worse.
Portuguese government expects recession to grow worse in 2012: The recession in Portugal is expected to grow worse in 2012, with GDP dropping by 3%, rather than 2.
Matters only grow worse when the police arrive and confirm that Mark's credit card was used to buy the flowers, and Maisie is confused by Natasha's reaction.
The measure of confidence was worked out by asking respondents if they believe their prospects are looking good, will remain the same, or grow worse in the coming 12 months.
The researchers worked out the measure of confidence by asking respondents whether they believed their prospects were looking good, and would remain the same or grow worse in the coming 12 months.
The American College of Emergency Physicians warned that overcrowding and wait times will only grow worse as the general population ages.
Speaking at the White House, he said: "The reality is that we are in an urgent situation and the consequences will grow worse if we do not act.
Perhaps living in Sutton Coldfield you can be forgiven for thinking that everything is hunky-dory, but I can assure you that people living in the inner city suburbs, which grow worse by the day, would not share your opinion.