- n. Plural form of badness.
“The rest of us can keep our little badnesses and our little goodnesses inside our four walls, doing much less damage (one hopes) but also much less benefit.”
“Still, it is a horrible thing -- among the other badnesses to it, it makes the real after-tax cost of insurance premiums dependent on your/the business's tax bracket, which depends on a host of arbitrary things the health of the business, whether it is start-up or mature, various tax strategies, etc. and even on where you live in the US, since tax brackets change significantly with local cost of living differences.”
“The farm bill also adversely impacts the environment, international trade and all sorts of other badnesses.”
“And now I iz full of lose and broke and many other badnesses, an even Caturday are no comfrt.”
“The twenty pairs of eyes gazed beyond Miss Jellings 'head – across ropes and rings and parallel bars – toward the green tree tops and the blue sky; and twenty girls, for that brief hour, regretted their past badnesses.”
“Her record of badnesses occupies pages in the Doomsday Book.”
“Days full of an ordinary little boy's joys and sorrows, goodnesses and badnesses.”
“Cruikshank's than Dickens's; it was a thing of such vividly terrible images, and all marked with that peculiarity of Cruikshank that the offered flowers or goodnesses, the scenes and figures intended to comfort and cheer, present themselves under his hand as but more subtly sinister, or more suggestively queer, than the frank badnesses and horrors.”
“Some men's tastes and inclinations are so vitiated and corrupted that they find a joy in living their badnesses over again.”
“There is a resurrection of deeds as well as of bodies, and all our buried badnesses will front us again, shaking their gory locks at us, and saying that we did them.”
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