Knightley, "of this great intimacy between Emma and Harriet Smith, but I think it a bad thing
Thedora declares that it would not be a bad thing
if we were to remain in this tenement, since if we left it suspicions would arise, and our enemies might take it into their heads to look for us.
In an unselfish aspect, I am sorry that the thing is dropped, because it would have been a bad thing
for me in a worldly point of view; in a selfish aspect, I am glad that the thing has dropped, because it would have been a bad thing
for me in a worldly point of view-- it is hardly necessary to say I could have gained nothing by it.
'A very bad thing
for anybody, but a cursed bad thing
for a girl like Louisa.
To represent a bad thing
in its least offensive light is, doubtless, the most agreeable course for a writer of fiction to pursue; but is it the most honest, or the safest?
it would be a bad thing
if money was not made to be spent; and how better than on woman--eh, ma belle?"
"What DID you do, you naughty, bad thing
? Why in the world, to worry us so--and take our thoughts off, too, don't you know?-- did you desert us at the very door?" I couldn't meet such questions nor, as they asked them, their false little lovely eyes; yet it was all so exactly what I should have to meet that, as the prospect grew sharp to me, I at last let myself go.
"A truth pond wouldn't be a bad thing
to carry around with us." But he put on his coat and started with the others in search of some one to direct them on their way.
One of his comrades, talking of women, began chaffing Rostov, saying that he was more wily than any of them and that it would not be a bad thing
if he introduced to them the pretty Polish girl he had saved.
"My friend," he said, "you are out of temper, and that is a bad thing
. Now listen to me!
"Charles may say what he pleases," cried Mary to Anne, as soon as he was out of the room, "but it would be shocking to have Henrietta marry Charles Hayter; a very bad thing
for her, and still worse for me; and therefore it is very much to be wished that Captain Wentworth may soon put him quite out of her head, and I have very little doubt that he has.
'It is rather dark,' said he; 'they forgot to build windows in this room to let the sun in; a candle would be no bad thing