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Besides, Schalke’s awful season heightened the need to introduce fresh talent.Matthew Hoppe was a little-known American soccer player — until he reached the Bundesliga|Steven Goff|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
There’s a lot of stuff that is lawful, but awful, and the government can’t regulate that away with or without Section 230.Twenty-Six Words Created the Internet. What Will It Take to Save It?|Stephen Engelberg|February 9, 2021|ProPublica
That’s down from about 55,000 a year ago — but it’s still an awful lot of people.Like GameStop, Bed Bath & Beyond has been reduced to a meme stock. But 42,000 people work there.|Allan Sloan|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
All it takes is one person dropping in on you to generate awful thoughts about humankind.The Spark After the Darkness|Bonnie Tsui|February 6, 2021|Outside Online
While the reduction in numbers is a big improvement over a packed venue, Swartzberg says, “It’s still an awful lot of people to bring into a stadium.”Even at half capacity, the Super Bowl could cause COVID-19 outbreaks|Kate Baggaley|February 5, 2021|Popular-Science
Yes, we do typically do better than Europe (and Canada, too, which is frequently awful on this score).
The simple, awful truth is that free speech has never been particularly popular in America.
However, not all awful, astoundingly dumb political memes are created equal.Political Memes That Absolutely Must Die in 2015|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I lost my mother five years ago… she was only 68, so that was pretty awful.Julianne Moore Is Oscar Gold in ‘Still Alice’|Marlow Stern|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The results were awful: marked osteoporosis in the spine, hip, and femur.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder|Carrie Arnold|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when you are there, the awful secret of conspiracy will not be revealed in caverns, dungeons, and darkness.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
I begged him to come down here, but he wouldn't—says that his hand is no longer steady enough to hold a gun—it's awful!Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
It burst upon them ere long with awful fury and grandeur, the elements warring with incredible vehemence.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
"I declare, wife, that was an awful accident over to the mills," said Mr. Slocum.
Bubby, why don't you go home and have your mother sew up that awful hole in your trowsers?