in a bad way

Definitions

  • IN A VERY BAD WAY
    IN A VERY BAD WAY
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj in a bad way facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty "distressed companies need loans and technical advice","financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices","we were hard put to meet the mortgage payment","found themselves in a bad way financially"
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Quotations

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night.”

Usage

In literature:

It was a curious kind of a laugh, too; as bad in its way as her voice.
"The Pot of Gold" by Mary E. Wilkins
The position in which the President found himself was undoubtedly one of some difficulty, but he chose a very bad way out of it.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
It'll ruin the business, which is in a bad enough way as it is.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
He had been in a very bad way for awhile.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Th' two bad seasons must ha' put most of un in a bad way for debt.
"Ungava Bob" by Dillon Wallace
They are in a bad way.
"Private Peat" by Harold R. Peat
This put him in such a bad temper that he grumbled and scolded all the way home.
"Stories to Tell Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
A man in a bad humour will go out of his way to be rained upon and blown against by the weather.
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
His son has run through all he has or can borrow, and is in a bad way.
"A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II" by William Sleeman
For I have a bad reputation as a publican, and am not in any way worthy.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
It occurred to him that he would be in a bad way alone with those ruffians if they were coming for revenge.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
If the Typical Poet have few points in common with Shakespeare or Milton, I fear that the Typical Poet begins to be in a bad way.
"Adventures in Criticism" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
They had heard the call to sea, and since fishing was in a bad way they must resume running illicit cargoes again.
"King's Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855" by E. Keble Chatterton
When Pepper deposited his burden in a chair it was seen that Gus Coulter was in a bad way.
"The Mystery at Putnam Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
But for you, we should be in a very bad way.
"The Title Market" by Emily Post
Things, thus, were in a bad way at the start in the new quarters.
"The Old Flute-Player" by Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
Gorst's in a pretty bad way.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Was he crying out because London would be in such a bad way without him?
"Great Possessions" by Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
That was bad luck, in a way, although I was glad, if the accident had to happen, that I could be of use.
"Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Division is in a very bad way.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
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In poetry:

The suit is the best of Tweed cloth in every way,
And will last me for many a long day;
It's really good, and in no way bad,
And will help to make my heart feel glad.
"Lines in Praise of Mr. J. Graham Henderson, Hawick" by William Topaz McGonagall
Come thi ways in, an God bless thi, lad!
Come thi ways in, for thar't welcome, joy!
A'a! tha'rt a shockin young taistrel, lad,
But tha artn't as bad as they call thi, doy.
"Come Thi Ways In" by John Hartley
There are three ways in which men take
One’s money from his purse,
And very hard it is to tell
Which of the three is worse;
But all of them are bad enough
To make a body curse.
"The Music-Grinders" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
For he was sick, and very bad — Poor boy, he thought, no doubt,
If he came home in a smoking car
His money would hold out.
He started to come back alone — He came one-third the way — One evening in the car alone
His spirit fled away.
"John Robinson" by Julia A Moore

In news:

Twenty years ago, the typical West African restaurant in the city was a small, badly lit room with mismatched furniture, and little in the way of décor besides a tribal mask or two.
The crowd is thick on weekends, and sometimes you're not sure which is more breathtaking, the scenery in a good way, or the congestion in a bad way.
Back in September, some of the old-timers at the school system's Pershing Road headquarters figured the reform movement was like a bad headache that would fade once the local school council elections were out of the way.
I don't mean that in a bad way.
It has already been an eventful fall for Capitals prospects, some in a bad way.
Sometimes bad movies can be painful in a good way.
But by November, the bullying had gotten so bad that a 10-year-old girl at Cooper Elementary School in Vallejo thought there was only one way to end it.
Drew Darby came to Amarillo to warn fellow drivers that Texas highways could be in a bad way within the next two years if nothing is done.
It's another one of those times when you wonder how the person could have been so in the right place at the right time, but stunning (in a bad way) nonetheless.
He is homeless and in a bad way – terminal cancer.
Amanda Bynes Bynes was on her way to becoming a respected actress in Hollywood when she made a few really bad choices.
Not a bad way to start life on the road in the Big 12.
Split LP Finds PJ Bond In A "Bad Way".
PowerPoint is not inherently evil, but it sure feels that way when you are trapped in the audience for a bad presentation.
Rad Rides by Troy Asking Troy Trepanier what he sees as emerging trends can be a bit of an involved conversation-in an enlightening way, not a bad one.
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In science:

Even though we believe the proof of a subgoal should not rely on the co-recursive assumption, it may happen that some tactic like intuition uses this assumption in a bad way.
CoInduction in Coq
Our new strategy revolves around the meaning of Ψt j=1 ϕt (xj ) for N large: “Most” particles behave in a good way and the term on the right has “mostly” product structure while only “few” particles will behave badly and will become entangled.
A simple derivation of mean field limits for quantum systems
In words, a configuration η is bad when, no matter how large we take m, by tampering with η inside [m, n) ∩ N for some n > m while keeping it fixed inside (0, m) ∩ N, we can affect the conditional probability distribution of Y0 in a nontrivial way.
A crossover for the bad configurations of random walk in random scenery
Science suffers, in many different ways, from a bad philosophy of science.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
This means that a piecewise linear basis, when used in this way, will never display this bad behaviour.
Think continuous: Markovian Gaussian models in spatial statistics
But how do we know if we have made a bad choice for the likelihood function? One way is to look for systematic bias in parameter recovery using an ensemble of signal injections.
Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Needle in a Haystack
Rather than searching for a practical algorithm for “good” and “bad” variables, we prefer to recast the above principle in a way which does not refer to cutoffs at all.
Uses and Abuses of Effective Lagrangians
In the case of the Fourier transform, the effects of a bad sampling are important, but they can be formulated in an analytical way, and, in the most fortunate cases, properly corrected using a deconvolution.
Very rapid optical variability of PKS 2155-304
Whenever it is determined in one of these ways that a fit is bad, then further investigation is called for to attempt to discover the reason.
Tests of goodness of fit to multiple data sets
In section 5, we give a precise list of the ways in which bad curves with 27 points can occur.
The maximum number of points on a curve of genus 4 over F_8 is 25
In this way, a global bad behavior could instead be found.
Testing Systems of Concurrent Black-boxes--an Automata-Theoretic and Decompositional Approach
The ρ-field enters in exactly the same way as the φ1 -field before, but we can’t read of the θ -mass directly, because of the non-standard kinetic term, so this looks like a bad choice of coordinates.
D-term inflation after spontaneous symmetry breaking
We believe there is no one right way to build a financial model [Colver, 2004]. Design choices involve trade-offs that will work well in some circumstances but badly in others.
Self-Checks In Spreadsheets: A Survey Of Current Practice
Elim , from which one argues that E A d is able to detect badly instable Phase Space points in a reliable way.
Testing and improving the numerical accuracy of the NLO predictions
We may perhaps use the symbol • to denote this product, which is quite “bad” in the sense that it is nonassociative and impossible to define in a fibrewise way.
Bimonoidal operad-actions and the product in negative Tate-cohomology
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