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- adj. facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
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A decree of the Council held at Cloveshoe in 747, pointing out the want of instruction among the religious, and ordering all bishops, abbots, and abbesses to promote and encourage learning, whether it means that monkish education was on the wane or that it was not making such quick progress as was desired, at any rate does not mean that England was in a bad way in this respect, or that she lagged behind the Continent.
She wur in a bad way enow – said she'd been out on th 'tramp fur nigh a week – seemit a bit out o' her head.