get worse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get worse deteriorate in health "he relapsed"
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Quotations

  • May L. Becker
    May L. Becker
    “We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore%20Roosevelt
    “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.”
  • Jeane Kirkpatrick
    Jeane Kirkpatrick
    “Democrats can't get elected unless things get worse, and things won't get worse unless they get elected.”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.”
  • Jenny Holzer
    Jenny Holzer
    “Sloppy thinking gets worse over time.”

Usage

In literature:

I think I had better go home, before it gets worse.
"Tales of Old Japan" by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
He isn't a bit tired and the tangle is getting worse.
"Dick in the Everglades" by A. W. Dimock
It'll go on getting worse and worse every day.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
Gail, they are worse masters than whisky and opium, once they get a man down.
"Vanguards of the Plains" by Margaret McCarter
The writing gradually gets worse, especially during the Commonwealth period; but it is no careless scribble.
"The Parish Clerk (1907)" by Peter Hampson Ditchfield
It's getting worse, more open, the farther we get out.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
Determining to get well gets you well; whilst all fear that you will become worse makes you worse.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
All right, but don't blame me if your rheumatism gets worse.
"The Rover Boys In The Mountains" by Arthur M. Winfield
The Eastern business gets a little worse every day.
"Elizabeth's Campaign" by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
And matters are getting worse.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell
When the time comes, we must get him, or it will be worse for your country and mine.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
Into it the bare-legged trio dared not venture, knowing that they would get a worse scratching and tearing than if the coon itself mauled them.
"Camp and Trail" by Isabel Hornibrook
Things seemed only to get worse by being kept locked up so tight in her own bosom.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
And a woman cannot get into a worse stage of looks than that.
"Real Folks" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
And it gets worse and worse.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
They are getting worse every day.
"Wanted, a Young Woman to Do Housework" by C. Helene Barker
You'll get a damn sight worse smack in the eye one of these days.
"If Winter Comes" by A.S.M. Hutchinson
But don't get the cheaper varieties: a bad piece of charcoal is worse than useless.
"The Practice and Science Of Drawing" by Harold Speed
I shall get over it in time; but it's the sort of thing that becomes ten times worse if you attempt to cure it.
"One of the 28th" by G. A. Henty
From the time we halted, Mr. Burke seemed to be getting worse, although he ate his supper.
"A Source Book Of Australian History" by Compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne
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In poetry:

But did my Bernard swear and curse?
Oh no - to murmur loth,
He only said, "Go, get a nurse:
Be thankful that it isn't worse;
You might have broken both!"
"A Worm Will Turn" by William Schwenck Gilbert
We are getting to the end of visioning
The impossible within this universe,
Such as that better whiles may follow worse,
And that our race may mend by reasoning.
"We Are Getting to the End" by Thomas Hardy
I shall never get you put together entirely,
Pieced, glued, and properly jointed.
Mule-bray, pig-grunt and bawdy cackles
Proceed from your great lips.
It's worse than a barnyard.
"The Colossus" by Sylvia Plath
Don't tell a lie! Some men I've known
Commit the most appalling acts,
Because they happen to be prone
To an economy of facts;
And if to lie is bad, no doubt
'T is even worse to get found out!
"The Cat" by Harry Graham
The Mudville squad began to slump, the team was in the air;
Their playing went from bad to worse - nobody seemed to care.
"Back to the woods with Casey!" was the cry from Rooters' Row.
"Get some one who can hit the ball, and let that big dub go!"
"Casey's Revenge" by Henry Grantland Rice

In news:

Where 137,000 poor children were counted in 2009 - seems to be getting worse.
Where 137,000 poor children were counted in 2009 — seems to be getting worse.
But 'where it should be' is getting worse too.
And because grasshoppers thrive in hot weather, the problems they pose to crops will likely get worse before they get better, he said.
Tucson News NowArchitect Niemeyer in grave state, getting worse.
A Brazilian hospital says 104-year-old architect Oscar Niemeyer is in a grave state and getting worse.
YOU may be sick of campaign ads and speechifying, but it's about to get worse.
America's gun nightmare gets worse.
Knockoff footwear, handbags and other items have always been a thorn in designers' sides – especially in the online marketplace, where the problem only seems to be getting worse.
Iraq Violence Might Get Worse After Handover .
What can we expect when the season starts early and drought conditions are getting worse.
They can also increase the chances that an existing disease will get worse.
The bad news keeps getting worse for the struggling department-store chain that on Friday reported a wider third-quarter loss than Wall Street expected on a nearly 27-percent drop in revenue.
The bad news keeps getting worse for the struggling department-store chain that on Friday reported a wider third-quarter loss than Wall Street expected on a nearly 27 percent drop in revenue.
The bad news keeps getting worse or the struggling department-store chain that on Friday reported a wider third-quarter loss than Wall Street expected on a nearly 27-percent drop in revenue.
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In science:

The signal to noise gets worse, as the momentum increases, so typically the dispersion relation is only known for a few values of momentum.
Meson and Baryon Spectroscopy on a Lattice
As orbital sampling gets increasingly worse for P > T , the required signal rises sharply, especially for high detection probabilities.
Astrometric Methods and Instrumentation to Identify and Characterize Extrasolar Planets: A Review
It is heuristically argued that local alternatives only can be detected when they approach the null model at the rate O((nhp/2 )−1/2 ), which gets worse as the dimension of X increases.
Nonparametric checks for single-index models
The situation gets worse for higher resolution maps, as both the likelihood evaluations require more time and the high-probability regions shrink.
Constraining topology in harmonic space
The situation is getting worse when we investigate the dark energy parameter w.
Cosmological parameters from Galaxy Clusters: an Introduction
In some ways, it is more critical because CMV matrices are five-diagonal with matrix elements which are quadratic in α and ρ, so one can easily get estimates like (7.2) (but with a worse constant) without using the LM factorization.
CMV matrices: Five years after
This problem gets worse especially in cluster processes (Stoyan and Stoyan (1996)).
Overall and Pairwise Segregation Tests Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Mean Bayes risk error cannot get worse when more quantization levels are employed.
Quantization of Prior Probabilities for Hypothesis Testing
We also see that the performance of the method is the better the larger the average degree hki, whereas it gets worse when the communities are more similar to each other in size (larger β ).
Benchmark graphs for testing community detection algorithms
This problem gets worse especially in cluster processes (Stoyan and Stoyan (1996)).
New Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
This problem gets worse especially in cluster processes (Stoyan and Stoyan (1996)).
Class-Specific Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
This problem gets worse especially in cluster processes (Stoyan and Stoyan (1996)).
Directional Clustering Tests Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
The DM has a fair performance, but it gets worse if the network size increases.
Community detection algorithms: a comparative analysis
Things get even worse when the signal is low, close to the 3 sigma limit as it is frequent in microvariability studies.
Testing tests on AGN microvariability
This situation will become worse as more data gets stored on disks .
Data Stream Algorithms for Codeword Testing
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