Phrases with "badly"

Elizabeth Gaskell His powerful voice was like an organ very badly played, and very much out of tune; but as he had no ear, and no diffidence, it pleased him very much to hear the fine loud sound. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

It was but for a moment that the moonlight streamed full upon him; yet in that moment I saw there had been a fray, and that the man had been badly wounded. A Service of Danger by Amelia B. Edwards

Elizabeth Gaskell I was coming to tell you that Hannah Brand’s little boy has been badly burnt, and his sister is downstairs asking for old linen. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

All his happiest memories were embalmed in those shabby, badly furnished rooms. Irremediable by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

England would be badly off without her squirearchy. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

It was a smallish, dark room, badly in need of repapering, and, like every other room in the Rectory, it had the air of having been furnished from the sweepings of an antique shop. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Rudyard Kipling The tribe lost a couple of their best hunters, who were badly crippled in a fight with a musk-ox, and this threw more work on the others. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

E. F. Benson Same time tomorrow for the tram, if you’re not too badly mauled. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

G. K. Chesterton The dummy and the two conspirators were dragged through an endless reel of long-drawn (and badly drawn) adventures, some scraps of which must still be kicking about the world somewhere. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Arnold Bennett Suddenly he noticed that his head ached very badlyworse than it had ached all day. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

I fear that she has badly sprained her ankle. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

After football were other classes, classes in which it was sometimes very hard to keep awake, for the school was old, and the badly ventilated class-rooms were stuffy after the fresh air. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Those, however, who at first attempted to resist him, came off so badly in the contest, that no one was ever induced to make a second trial. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Henry James Naturally he couldn’t like her style, her shrillness, her egotism, her violations of taste and above all of truth: she acted badly on his nerves, she was not HIS sort of woman. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

John Galsworthy This was the very first time since he left England that he had felt an inclination to put his arms round anyone, so badly burnt had he been in that old affair. A Silent Wooing by John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy If he wants one badly enough let him take somebody and have one; then you can divorce him, and he can marry her. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

H.P. Lovecraft You are not as badly off as you might be – but you must get out of here at once and stay away. The Evil Clergyman by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

H. G. Wells It affected Buzard as badly as any one. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

And then at the end, quite casually, he mentioned that he had been badly wounded and that his left leg would never be much use again. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

That the ale had been badly drugged, was evident. Going to the Mop by Ellen Wood [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle The original negative has been tested, enlarged, and analysed in the same exhaustive manner as A. This plate was badly under-exposed. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was no harm in it—I should have destroyed the second sheet in a minute or two, and in any case it was so badly done that it was absolutely worthless. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

It made an end of one of the Companions who was on guard there, badly wounded another, and a fragment gashed my thigh. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Rudyard Kipling So she goes back half a mile, picks up a couple of badly exhausted men, frightened out of their wits, gives them food and drink, and puts them aboard their property. Tales of the Trade by Rudyard Kipling

George Gissing We want money, and if it isn’t actually disgraceful—and if I don’t use my own name—’ ‘We don’t want money so badly as all that. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

There was a moment when I could have given my soul for my revenge!’ ‘Only a moment!’ ‘Only a moment, thank Heaven! and I have not done quite so badly since. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

I am always hearing that we are being badly governed — that the men who legislate for us are stupid or wicked; yet the world seems to go on somehow, and we are no worse. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Anthony Trollope The horse that is to win the race needs not make all his best running at once; but he that starts badly will rarely do so. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Rudyard Kipling I hope you aren’t badly mauled, Sir Christopher?” Shaken as I was (I wanted to get away and laugh) I could not but admire the scoundrel’s consummate tact in leading his second highest trump. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle Two planks were badly joined, and so loose that I was certain I could easily detach them. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

I fear, I am an awkward fool: I must manage badly in some way, for where I wish to please, it seems I don’t please. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

The building was badly kept, the churchyard let out for grazing, the whole place destitute of reverence. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

I never travelled by so badly managed a line! I then resolved to go by way of the river, and took passage on a steamboat. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Richard Burton Throughout the East a badly dressed man is a pauper, and, as in England, a pauperunless he belongs to an order having a right to be poor — is a scoundrel. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Olaf Stapledon He had been badly wounded in his self-respect, and he had betrayed his soldierly ideal, and guilt gnawed at him. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Ford Madox Ford And that so badly hung, though the stuff no doubt was once good. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Sinclair Lewis Probably never has gloating been so shakily and badly done. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

One of the commonest is something like a badly grown raspberry, being formed of a number of nearly globular chambers of different sizes congregated together. On a Piece of Chalk by Thomas Henry Huxley

D. H. Lawrence He wanted so badly to love, to be tender. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Mary Webb He badly wanted a son — born in wedlock. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Sinclair Lewis He called — a slight, commonplace figure in a badly fitting private’s uniform. Things by Sinclair Lewis

Theodore Dreiser I consider you’ve been pretty badly treated, and I think I made that perfectly clear. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

The only reward for such generosity, beyond the whining professional ‘God bless ye’, was the cheering reflection that however badly off one might be oneself, there were others poorer. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Leslie Stephen Warburton, with his imperfect scholarship, and vast masses of badly assimilated learning, was jealous of the reputation of the thoroughly trained and accurate critic. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Andrew Lang M. Willems, the learned historian of the Elzevirs, is indignant at the successes of a book which, as Brunet declares, is badly printed. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton Now, in fact, a man must shoot very well indeed to shoot so badly as that. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Kenneth Grahame I want you badlyboth of you. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Gertrude Stein One day when we were in Avignon we met Braque. Braque had been badly wounded in the head and had come to Sorgues near Avignon to recover. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

It’s impossible that there’s anything wrongbadly wrong — with Medina.” “Improbable, but not impossible. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

H. G. Wells Class privilege or party rule or official authority or race discrimination can intercept as badly or worse. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was a fresh scar upon Haven’s face, mud upon his soiled clothes, and he badly needed a shave. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Wilkie Collins He had another fit of the horrors last night, and the doctor thinks badly of him. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Robert Louis Stevenson We met the captain of the Third Legion of the National Guard (who had principally protected the people), badly wounded by a Municipal Guard, stretched on a litter. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

But the fact is, Jaikie, I badly want your help. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

We didn’t do badly after all, for we struck the main road at daylight and made out that we were thirty miles the other side of Cunnamulla, and in the right direction. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Andrew Lang He would therefore have fared badly had it not been for his rescuer, Kooshy Ram, who, whilst still a boy, had been left a great deal of money with no one to advise him how to spend it. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Is she entirely awful or not? Some says, now, that the steer’s tail ain’t badly drawed. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

H. Rider Haggard We all fired, and hit him in various places, and down he went, badly wounded. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Francis Bacon So that it has come at length to this, that the true way is not merely deserted, but shut out and stopped up; experience being, I do not say abandoned or badly managed, but rejected with disdain. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Be quick!” And he made me read the badly scrawled, insultingly short, and nonsensical letter three times. In the World by Maksim Gorky

The theatre was very crowded, the play an amusing piece of diablerie, called the “Pata de Cabra” (the goat’s foot), badly got up, of course, as its effect depends upon scenery and machinery. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

W. W. Jacobs The staircase was badly lighted, and half way up he stumbled on something soft. The Brown Man’s Servant by W. W. Jacobs

He was out in front by himself and free from all interference, but Eaton Boy took off badly at the fence opposite the stands and crashed heavily as he came over. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

The doctor who went has not returned; and the guard says there were some of the passengers, badly hurt, that he would not allow to be moved from the farm when the train came for them. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

It was all white and quivering, like a badly made blanc-mange pudding. Misplaced Affections by Guy Boothby

Things had gone badly with him over the horse. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

George Gissing The address was laboriously scrawled, and ill-spelt; the postage stamp was badly affixed; there were finger-marks on the back. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle The best hound will run at fault if he be ill laid on, and the best hawk will fly at check if he be badly loosed, and even so the bravest army may go awry if it be ill handled. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Anthony Trollope And yet to be Duchess of Omnium! But was it not clear that he was absolutely in love with this other girl? She had played her cards so badly that the game was now beyond her powers. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

If the truth were known I’ve done very badly lately. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

George Gissing It was a remarkable document, alike in conception and execution; badly written, worse spelt, frequently difficult to decipher at all. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Ford Madox Ford He felt as he did when you patch up a horse that has been badly hurt. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Edith Wharton Our permits, as you know, don’t as a rule let us into the firing-line: we only take supplies to second-line ambulances, and carry back the badly wounded in need of delicate operations. Coming Home by Edith Wharton [1916]

H. G. Wells Daffy thought of the need of more cups and plates and went in to get them, and Mrs. Pope remarked that she did hope Sir Rupert was not badly hurt. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Perhaps some woman she was fond of, perhaps her mother even—who knows?—was badly treated at the hands of a man. The Pleasure-Pilgrim by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

Edith Wharton It’s not only the money, though I need that badly — I want to get back my self-respect. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

George Gissing If any one of us knows someone that’s badly in want and deserves help, he’s only to tell the rest of the club, and they inquire into the matter. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

H. G. Wells The bicycle became rare, and the old pneumatic tyre was replaced by a thin solid one of often very badly adulterated “remade” rubber. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Oscar Wilde His own neighbour was Mrs. Vandeleur, one of his aunt’s oldest friends, a perfect saint amongst women, but so dreadfully dowdy that she reminded one of a badly bound hymn-book. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

He had them so badly that when he returned to the shop in Pennyfields, and caught Gracie in the act of nicking a few dry cakes, he discharged her. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Radclyffe Hall Yet for all this, she mourned her sister; the instinct of protection that had chained her to Milly in her last illness was badly shocked and outraged. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Rudyard Kipling There was “Little Barrnaby Dorrit” and “The Mystery o’ the Bleak Druid.” I sailed in a ship called the Druid once — badly found she was. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Niccolo Machiavelli But if he should be a third greater than you, and as well organized as you, if he weakens himself by assaulting you in several places, as soon as you defeat one part, all will go badly for him. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Jacques Futrelle With this color, and assuming it to be six carats, even if badly cut, it would be worth ten or twelve thousand. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

M. P. Shiel In the matter of books, now, the French have not done so badly in that—not badly. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

George Eliot A working-man ’ud be badly off without a wife to see to th’ house and the victual, and make things clean and comfortable. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

D. H. Lawrence I told them Lettie had promised to be at Highclose for tea, that George had a bilious attack, and was mooning about the barn till it was over; he had been badly sick. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

We poor devils of authors would be badly off if it were not for our women. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Theodore Dreiser Time had not seemingly dealt badly with her. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Baldwin Spencer The result is a complete loss of curved lines and the development of a pattern which, though very rough and badly executed, calls to mind the designs characteristic of many West Australian implements. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

H. G. Wells The City Hall and Court House, the Post–Office and a mass of buildings on the west side of Broadway, had been badly damaged, and the three former were a heap of blackened ruins. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Thomas Hardy He has been badly serveddeuced badly served — by a woman. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Anthony Trollope At any rate she has been very badly treated, and I shall take her up. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Wolfe Then, gravely, quietly, the woman said: “He must have wanted very badly to escape. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Not badly dressed for a servant, and displays some taste. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Jebb himself was badly snubbed. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Apart from the kudos arising from the apprehension of a badly wanted man, it would afford Grant immense satisfaction to lay his hands on a man who had struck another in the back. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Elizabeth Gaskell It made me feel how badly — oh, Mrs. Hamley, I did behave so badly to papa this morning. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

H. G. Wells He’ll want brandy badly enough. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

James Anthony Froude Even the elect are in themselves as badly off as the reprobate, and are equally included under sin. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Caught badly by the slump in lead. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Rudyard Kipling Shere Khan has gone away to hunt far off till his coat grows again, for he is badly singed. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Anthony Trollope I never was so badly treated in my life — never. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

The repair of a badly torn driving-glove once was quite a work of art and could not have been done better if by a glove expert. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

There were quantities of young women, too, most of them rather badly dressed and inclining to untidy hair. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Rudyard Kipling It made him look as though he had been badly stuffed. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

H. Rider Haggard It is looked after by an old hunter of mine named Jack, whose thigh was so badly broken by a buffalo cow in Sikukunis country that he will never hunt again. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope I did have a twinge in the spring — that cottage is so badly built for draughts! I wonder you can live in it,’ my sister said to me the last time she was over. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Sigmund Freud When I subsequently began to publish books myself, I had to draw the plates for my own treatises, and I remember one of them turned out so badly that a well-meaning colleague ridiculed me for it. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

And I am afraid Martin here would take it badly if you objected; but of course you won’t. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

He wanted money badly for necessary things, and things that he had learned to deem necessaries, and he had it not. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Edith Wharton We had got badly off our road several times during the trip, but on the last day’s run Réchamp was in his own country, and knew every yard of the way — or thought he did. Coming Home by Edith Wharton [1916]

I had a numb, dazed feeling, a consciousness of being very badly hurt, but no pain in the ordinary sense. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

He noticed that he badly wanted to urinate, and felt a faint surprise, because he had done so only two or three hours ago. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope He felt that he had been badly treated; but if he took the money he would throw away his right to indulge in any such feeling. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

At the battle of Kennesaw Mountain in the previous June I had been badly wounded in the head, and for three months was incapacitated for service. Four Days in Dixie by Ambrose Bierce [1888]

Mark Twain I saw none but what was dated four or five hundred years back, and was badly worn and battered. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Henry Adams Yet he found, on reaching home, that he had not done quite so badly as he feared. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

George Meredith Anton pressed a hand at his ankle and made him wince, but the bones were sound, leg and hip not worse than badly bruised. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Wilkie Collins The dispute between them began in Mr. Franklin being led — I forget how — to acknowledge that he had latterly slept very badly at night. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Anthony Trollope If a man is known to have behaved badly to a girl, public opinion will condemn him. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

He smiled at Penelope. “This young lady must say he’s hurt his ankle so badly and is in such pain that he doesn’t want to speak to anybody. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Anthony Trollope Brotherton has behaved badly to me. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Wilkie Collins Though a faithful, steady, and honest man, he got on badly in his calling. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Elizabeth Gaskell But you mun not think badly of Will. He’s so good hissel, that he can’t understand how any one can do wrong; and, above all, I’m sure he loves you dearly. Lizzie Leigh by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Anthony Trollope It was to her a matter of real moment that this great heiress should marry one of her own set, and a man who wanted money so badly as did poor George. And she liked work of that kind. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Jack London But the squirrel was as badly scared. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Of the five other men, three were badly wounded and two slightly. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Charles Dickens The meaning of that is, I did not pull my clothes off — no, not even so much as my coat: though I did my shoes, for my feet were badly swelled with the deck. The Wreck of the Golden Mary by Charles Dickens [1856]

Rudyard Kipling After much forethought and self-denial, Dick had saved seven shillings and sixpence, the price of a badly constructed Belgian revolver. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Gertrude Stein There was a dutch near royalty who was left by her escort who had to go and find a cab and she looked during this short interval badly frightened. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

When I was examining the clothes they’d taken off him I saw the jacket was badly torn there. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Andrew Lang She fell as usual into a passion, and beat the child so badly that Dotterine went staggering to her own room. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. Rider Haggard I know that I have behaved badly in many ways, though I have been too proud to admit it before. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Morrison One of the men of the tandem was insensible, and Gillett, who from his position had got all the worst of it, lay senseless too, badly cut and bruised, and his left arm was broken. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

The revolver was badly rusted and all crevices in it were choked up in mud. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

I am bound to say that he did not trouble much about his own poverty, but seemed to be greatly concerned on account of his mother, who is badly off — so he says. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

E. Phillips Oppenheim Wolfenden had sliced his ball badly from the sixth tee, and Mr. Sabin, having driven as usual with almost mathematical precision, their ways for a few minutes lay apart. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle As it was, I picked one of those noxious purple slugs off the shoulder of Bill Scanlan, and I was myself badly stung in the hand by the venom spat at me by a great yellow lamelli branch. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

But Troth thought that he had been badly treated and was entitled to his share in the profits of the big coup, and he was determined to make Haraldsen disgorge. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Charles Dickens Let me tell you that but for this gentleman, you would most likely have been dead by this time, or badly wounded at the best. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Henry James It wasn’t till the next three days had pretty well ebbed, in fact, that he knew himself for so badly wounded. A Round of Visits by Henry James [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle I dare say you thought I acted rather badly to Stanley Hopkins just now?” “I trust your judgment. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Anthony Trollope I don’t exactly remember what it was that Socrates wanted to do for his ungrateful fellow-mortals; but they thought so badly of him, that they made him swallow poison. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Yes, indeed, he rewarded her badly for her trust. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Robert Louis Stevenson The NONESUCH, being an old-fashioned ship and badly loaden, rolled beyond belief; so that the skipper trembled for his masts, and I for my life. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins God bless her, and comfort me! for I want comfort badly enough. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Jules Verne The badly jointed stones in the wall, which were crumbled away every here and there, offered many a ledge for the feet to rest on, if only a rope could be fixed to climb up by. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Anthony Trollope He did believe that the young man had behaved badly to Mr Robert Kennedy, and he knew that the young man on one occasion had taken to kicking in harness, and running a course of his own. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

A groom from a livery stable lost his temper with a hireling, who was badly bitted and in a fractious temper. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Rudyard Kipling A man-trained boy would have been badly bruised, for the fall was a good fifteen feet, but Mowgli fell as Baloo had taught him to fall, and landed on his feet. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Anthony Trollope Lizzie did come down rather badly at one wall, and Lucinda got herself jammed against a gate-post. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope A woman, Harry, wants to have a woman near her sometimes — even though it be such an unwholesome creature as Sophie Gordeloup. You must not think too badly of me on her account. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence I am a walking column of statistics, which adds up badly for Italy. Only this and nothing more. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Ivan Turgenev I was brought up badly and not happily. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Arthur Conan Doyle And the cramps when my body — like a badly articulated skeleton — would all get twisted into one rigid tangle! But now, except some dyspepsia and urticaria of the palms, I am free from pain. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

H. G. Wells Observers, still hopeful, felt that if he listened to these advisors things might not go so badly after all. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

My firm made a pot of money in the War, and we haven’t done so badly since. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You’ve got the wild spirit of your mother in your blood, and I doubt you’ll end as badly as she did. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Is it because, as you say, you are poor? Do you think so badly of me as to imagine that that could make any difference to me?” “I could not think so badly of you if I tried,” I answered. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Ford Madox Ford They had lost their nerves for the first time in their association, and they had lost them very badly indeed, the things that Mrs Duchemin said to Macmaster seeming almost to have passed belief . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Those fellows throw away their strength whenever they begin to fight, and they’ve been so badly generalled, up to the present time, that they have wanted to fight at the outset of every quarrel. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Willa Cather It was very heavy and not very warm, ornamented with a showy pattern in black disks, and trimmed around the collar and the edges with some kind of black wool that “crocked” badly in snow or rain. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

H.P. Lovecraft Some of them were badly scattered, and a few seemed oddly dissolved at the ends. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

H. P. Lovecraf With the family he leaves the manuscript, which by young John’s time is badly ruinous and fragmentary. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

The name of Commarin, so unexpectedly pronounced, awakened in him the most sorrowful recollections, and tore open a wound but badly healed. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

He badly wanted shaving; there was a month’s growth of hair upon his cheeks and chin. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Kenneth Grahame It had not occurred to him to turn the horse into cash, but the gipsy’s suggestion seemed to smooth the way towards the two things he wanted so badlyready money, and a solid breakfast. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

He saw at a glance that she was lying, but at least she did not ride so badly as to be a nuisance to him. Burmese Days by George Orwell

To retreat together seemed our only chance, but it was getting dark, and my boats were badly manned. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Wilkie Collins Tell me, in plain words, do you want my help?” “Yes, badly enough. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

And yet I do not wish to have towards you the appearance of a man so badly informed as I seem. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

It ached so badly that I could scarcely see out of my eyes. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Dragoons, Swiss, Guardsmen, Musketeers, light-horsemen, succeeded one another with a rapidity which might answer the purpose of the host very well, but agreed badly with the views of the four friends. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

She was working herself loose, and leaked badly — not enough to drown us at once, but enough to kill us with the work at the pumps. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Henry Kingsley No; Elsy is good enough for me, and I’m not very badly off, and begin to fancy I would like some better sort of welcome in the evening than what a cranky old brute of a hutkeeper can give me. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Strange to my own mind, when my first fierce burst of anger was over, I could not for the life of me think very badly of the man. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Anthony Trollope But you and Bertie managed it badly between you. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Von Arnim He badly needs something done about him. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Marjorie Bowen In the smoking torchlight, badly held, it seemed as if the place he looked into were empty. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Radclyffe Hall She lost all self-confidence and worked badly in consequence, but persisted with dogged determination. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Wilkie Collins Her husband (Mary’s father) appears to have behaved badly to her, and, after his death, she took the wicked course of revenging herself on her step-daughter. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a Christian Tartar, badly cut about with swords. The Pot of Caviare by Arthur Conan Doyle [1908]

Ivan Turgenev Something seemed to have given way in him, like a badly built wall. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Marjorie Bowen Count Conrad showed a levity, a forgetfulness of injury, that chimed badly with his own deep purposes. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

She would enjoy the three hundred a-year for life, by Stephen’s will; it would then go to her daughter Lizzy—who would want it badly enough with her flock of youngsters. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Rudyard Kipling It was a long, long swim, and Kotick badly wanted fresh air before he was out of the dark tunnel they led him through. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

William Makepeace Thackeray Take heart, man! you’re not so misrabble after all: your spirits need not be so VERY cast down; you are not so VERY badly paid. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Anthony Trollope On my arrival there as a bachelor I had been received most kindly, but when I brought my English wife I fancied that there was a feeling that I had behaved badly to Ireland generally. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Jules Verne It is badly formed, the whole of its left side being (if we may say it), a “failure,” and being only able to see with its right eye. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

George Meredith One of the orderlies fell rather badly from a frightened horse close by our carriage. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Guy de Maupassan As soon as a woman speaks our language badly we think she is charming, if she uses the wrong word she is exquisite and if she jabbers in an entirely unintelligible jargon, she becomes irresistible. Discovery by Guy de Maupassan

He had been badly drunk the night before, and he was suffering for it. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Virginia Woolf He believed that she had behaved very badly to him, but each separate instance of unkindness seemed too petty to be advanced when they were alone together. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Presently they turned out to be “poor devils,” badly armed, and not trained to the use of matchlocks. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Henry Lawson His hobby was politics, and his politics were badly boxed. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Thomas Hardy He was Age masquerading as Juvenility, and doing it so badly that his real self showed through crevices. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Ivan Turgenev From her earliest youth she had been badly treated; she had done the work of two, and had never known affection; she had been poorly clothed and had received the smallest wages. Mumu by Ivan Turgenev

Rather, it was the skeleton of conversation; like the dialogue in a badly written novel where everyone talks a little too much in character. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

George Gissing But I don’t think as badly of them as you do. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]