Example sentences of "[vb infin] [vb pp] a worse " in BNC.

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1 This , after all , was no ordinary case of murder and they could scarcely have picked a worse example to further their cause .
2 Darlington could hardly have made a worse start , goalkeeper Mark Prudhoe and his fellow defenders standing frozen to the spot as Preece smartly turned and shot into the top left corner in the ninth minute .
3 Dr Julius Grayling , the man in charge , says that he would have had a worse chance of getting a grant from the Mandan Foundation if he had applied with a literal description of the work he wanted to carry out .
4 Sheila could not have desired a worse profession .
5 He had made a few calls , but could n't have chosen a worse time to be setting up a casual liaison .
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