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
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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
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