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bad books

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bad books

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in someone's bad books

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • We have plenty of bad books already, that have just gasped for breath and died.

    Mary Wollstonecraft Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • The most famous of them, a Frenchman, observed that his own collection of bad books was unique.

    The Library Andrew Lang
  • And there shall be no cutting up of bad books to show smart writing.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
  • We're evidently in the bad books of the Gray Man, at any rate, Carrick.

    Trusia Davis Brinton
  • And whose fault is it that we do not get the good books and are flooded with the bad books?

    Lost Leaders Andrew Lang
  • bad books, bad newspapers bewitched them as soon as they got out of the cradle.

    Brave Men and Women O.E. Fuller
  • It is far better to be silent, than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • The greatest pick-pockets of all were the Jews, with their watches, seals and trinkets, and bad books.

  • Sir Richard smiled grimly, for Mary had been in his bad books ever since her attachment to "that vagabond Derrick."

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