adverb, worse, worst.
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The rage that Marvin has embodied, a man on the edge of eruption, is always a badly wounded man.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He then saw two badly wounded uniformed officers in the front of a radio car.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kurnosova badly wants the change to take place democratically.
On her first entrance, Hitchcock says, “She looks old, they've shot her badly.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Grey Lady said that a series of badly mishandled global crises has “fueled speculation that Mr. Obama may shake up his team.”Before Ditching His Top Aides, Obama Should Look in the Mirror|Leslie H. Gelb|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I call St. Andrews a good course generally; but its bunkers are badly placed.The Complete Golfer |Harry Vardon
"But they may not know the way in, and we are as badly off as before," finished the doctor.The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island|Cyril Burleigh
If a man treats you badly in any way, you threaten to pay him back in his own coin by saying, 'The cat hasn't eaten the year yet.'English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
The other ships had fared as badly, and had been riddled with shell.Under the Star-Spangled Banner|F. S. Brereton
In giving birth to the Duc de Berry she was so badly managed that she became deformed; before that she had a very pretty figure.The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother of the Regent; of Marie-Adlade de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne; and of Madame de Maintenon, in Relation to Saint-Cyr|Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d Orlans; Marie Adelaide, of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy; and Madame de Maintenon