Definitions

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  • n. something or someone that teaches others to do wrong or to make them have bad thoughts about someone or encourages wrong actions and thoughts by example

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Examples

  • And now with many of Cole’s men turning against him, claiming they weren’t sure the hatch was what he thought it was, I was sure they saw me as a bad influence on their man.

    Forever Lost

  • In any case, Miss Believer has had a very bad influence in this house.

    Twin Moons

  • And cousin Grace Van Osburgh accuses him of having had a very bad influence on Freddy, who left Harvard last spring, and has been a great deal with Ned ever since.

    The House of Mirth

  • He also worried that Martin was a bad influence on Mickey Mantle, and that their late nights were hurting Mantle’s play.

    The Greatest Game

  • Ah Tat told Adryon that her astrologer insisted she tell you to watch out for bad influence from the East.

    Noble House

  • And the fact is, that a mind stupefied and animalized by every bad influence from the hour of birth, spending the whole of every week-day in unreflecting toil, cannot be done much with by a few hours on Sunday.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • “He was a bad influence on the club,” infielder Don Money said.

    The Greatest Game

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