bad person

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bad person a person who does harm to others
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “No person is either as happy or as unhappy as they imagine. Things are never as good or as bad as they seem.”
  • Andy Warhol
    Andy%20Warhol
    “Love and sex can go together and sex and unlove can go together and love and unsex can go together. But personal love and personal sex is bad.”
  • Alan Alda
    Alan Alda
    “It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.”
  • Elias Canetti
    Elias%20Canetti
    “As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn't know the bad he might do.”
  • Don Herold
    Don Herold
    “A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “The Lord doesn't want any person in His kingdom who hasn't known bad and chosen good.”

Usage

In literature:

All of these men with whom I held any communication, would not have been considered badly-informed persons in a higher condition of life.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
Talk the bad spirits out of a sick person's body and call upon the good spirits to aid in healing.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
A person's health must inevitably be injured by bad corn and flour, and even by what is good, when improperly prepared.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
This frequent and irregular change, and the personal badness of most sovereigns, caused endless confusion to the realm.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
So loose was his behavior that he acquired the nickname of Rasputin, which means a rake, a person of bad morals.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Of course many persons chosen in this way make excellent and efficient officers, but the plan is bad.
"Rural Life and the Rural School" by Joseph Kennedy
Besides, it would be a bad influence for Luke to have such a person as Gay about.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
And of bad, the less said, the better, that is, when it is a matter of one's own personality.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
Personally, I developed a bad case of the hystericals.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
But there is something bad besides venality, corruption, and personal partiality.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865" by Various
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In poetry:

LORD PILLALOO, the Rustic's Bane
(Bad person he, and proud),
HE LAUGHED HA! HA! AT PRETTY JANE,
AND SNEERED AT HER ALOUD!
"The Cunning Woman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
MOREOVER she was promised that the lad
Should be nor clownish, nor in person bad;
Nor such as any way might give disgust,
But one to whom she perfectly might trust.
"The Mandrake" by Jean de La Fontaine
Give not (what is not thine indeed to give)
Amongst thy heirs, another person's due:
'Twill sink thee to the pit of hell, and drive
Thy beggar'd offspring the bad act to rue.
"An Admonition To A Sick Person, To Make His Will In Time, And To Dispose Of His Effects In The Fear " by Rees Prichard

In news:

Just when things seemed to be cooking for him, with a new album and tour on the immediate horizon, the active-on-social-media guitarist took to his personal Tumblr to reveal some bad news.
Spain's so-called 'bad bank' as a signal of its commitment to helping fix the country's banking troubles, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Too bad you're more of a mango person.
Nanotech could make a person with bad vision see clearly, but what rules should society have if those nano-bots could make people see telescopically or microscopically.
NEW YORK — Can a bad person become a good mother.
One person badly injured in crash on Sam Houston Tollway.
At least one person is dead and more bad weather is on the way.
A message sent to thousands of Florida students with Bright Futures scholarships: a letter bearing bad news: their personal information compromised by crooks.
Can too much personal branding be bad for you.
In The Days And Weeks Before A Triple Slaying In Cheshire, They Face Personal Crises, And Need Money Badly.
Too bad it's not the right person.
Does it make her a bad person if she uses relations to get what she wants…or do all women do that.
Former baseball star Jose Canseco likes living every aspect of his life – good or bad - in the spotlight, and ex–wife Jessica shows she is the same by letting reality TV cameras capture a VERY personal treatment.
Not sure how many of you out there dread this unlucky day, but personally I don't need anymore bad luck in my life and I will do anything to keep "bad omens" away.
I am usually the guy that's saying stuff like, "Well that person really provoked that baton to the head" or "Pepper Spray doesn't hurt that bad".
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In science:

Martha Stewart, in a Christmas message posted on her personal Web site, called for sentencing reform and took a swipe at the ”bad food” in prison.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
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