Also, at the worst.
In the least favorable circumstance; under the most difficult conditions. For example, Convicted of taking a bribe, the official believed that at worst he would be sentenced to a few months in prison. [1500s]
In the least favorable view or supposition, as in No harm done; at the worst I'll copy the tax return again. Chaucer used this sense in Troilus and Cressida: “For at the worst, it may yet short our way.” [Late 1300s] For the antonym, see at best.
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How to use at worst in a sentence
But there is an underlying feeling that the worst is yet to come.
If there are 162 confirmed deaths from Flight 8501, this would make 2014 the worst year for accident deaths since 2005.
And his worst work is better than the stuff everyone else is doing.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was neither the best nor worst pickup line I encountered that evening.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although I was not free of eating disorder thoughts, I figured the worst of it was behind me.
Urbanity ushers in water that needs no apology, and gives a zest to the worst vintage.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Many of us had been hit by the balls, but a bruise or a graze of the skin was the worst consequence that had ensued.
Worst danger zone, the open sea, now traversed, but on land not yet out of the wood.
The worst loss is that of Winston's ear; high principles won't obtain high explosives.
Conditions in the new country had gone from bad to worse, and if the season should experience another drought, the worst was come.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux