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BAD

/B-A-D/ Broken As Designed, a play on "working as designed", from IBM. Failing because of bad design and misfeatures rather than because of bugs.
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The change of fortune should be not from bad to good, but, reversely, from good to bad.
The good is not spoken of as the good of the had, but as the contrary of the bad, nor is white spoken of as the white of the black, but as the contrary of the black.
It is quite bad enough to remember that evening--it is indeed.
"I smell bad men," he growled--"the worst men I ever smelt.
Whether the preservation of my father's house in Moscow, or the glory of the Russian arms, or the prosperity of the Petersburg and other universities, or the freedom of Poland or the greatness of Russia, or the balance of power in Europe, or a certain kind of European culture called "progress" appear to me to be good or bad, I must admit that besides these things the action of every historic character has other more general purposes inaccessible to me.
"I can't forget it--and I can't forget what the bad place is like either, ever since Peter preached that sermon on it."
Next came the saddle, but that was not half so bad; my master put it on my back very gently, while old Daniel held my head; he then made the girths fast under my body, patting and talking to me all the time; then I had a few oats, then a little leading about; and this he did every day till I began to look for the oats and the saddle.
"Now you think it's bad luck; but what did you say when I fetched in the snake-skin that I found on the top of the ridge day before yesterday?
I will stir up fierce hatred between Trojans and Achaeans, and you shall come to a bad end."
-- it comes from a bad heart and a black conscience.
A Landfall may be good or bad. You encompass the earth with one particular spot of it in your eye.
I have been in the Doge's palace and I saw several acres of very bad drawing, very bad perspective, and very incorrect proportions.