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  • To do Dinah justice, she had, at irregular periods, paroxyms of reformation and arrangement, which she called "clarin 'up times," when she would begin with great zeal, and turn every drawer and closet wrong side outward, on to the floor or tables, and make the ordinary confusion seven-fold more confounded.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • “Farmette,” I pronounced from where we stood on the wrong side of the fence, sweating under the afternoon broiler.

    Confession

  • He thought up elaborate schemes to get me on the wrong side of Mom, including one called the Tonka Truck Ploy.

    Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume

  • For most of their lives together, my grandparents lived on the wrong side of Connellsville, across the Youghiogheny River, in the working-class west side, where soot fell from the smoldering coke ovens that rose across the tracks and up the hill from their house.

    No Excuses

  • She is a glorious-looking person, from a country that is overburdened with problems and has come out on the wrong side of the Iraq problem.

    Barbara Bush

  • Not that he saw any of it; his eyes were turned inward, remembering the scrawny little creature Caesar had installed in a marble villa on the wrong side of Father Tiber.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Slyly Silas was far too canny to get on the wrong side of a pirate.

    City of Glory

  • “Woo-ee, did somebody get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning or what?”

    Whispers At Midnight

  • Reed's mind-surely it was on the wrong side of the road for the

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • Even Franklin was nearly caught on the wrong side of the nascent rebellion; once the act was announced, early in 1765, he collaborated with officials in London to name John Hughes, one of his Assembly allies, as the local commissioner administering the new tax.

    Robert Morris

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