the bad


: the unpleasant things that happen to people
You have to take the good with the bad.

Examples of the bad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Editors’ Picks But some families, even Orthodox Jewish families, were not deterred by the bad publicity. Stephanie Saul, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2024 But the bad alleged behavior of the leaders at Brandy Melville went beyond discrimination, experts in the documentary said. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2024 With Blake Snell, Matt Chapman and Jorge Soler rounding out a winter spending spree of more than $300 million, there is but one goal in mind: Erase the bad taste of last season’s collapse and return to the playoffs for only the second time in six seasons under Farhan Zaidi. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 28 Mar. 2024 Pathogens: These are the bad guys, like Salmonella and E. coli, that can cause foodborne illness if milk isn’t handled properly. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 12 Feb. 2024 And the sad part of that is, the bad guys aren't giving up their guns. Emma Colton, Fox News, 10 Feb. 2024 Her world has been destroyed, and the bad guys responsible are still out there. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 30 Jan. 2024 At that point, Minnesota’s options are to keep Conley healthy and available, stomach the bad stretches — as Finch and the Wolves have been forced to do in Conley’s absence of late — or for Tim Connelly to make a roster adjustment ahead of the trade deadline. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, 28 Jan. 2024 Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakes healthy tissues as foreign invaders and attacks them rather than targeting the bad bacteria and viruses. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 18 Jan. 2024

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“The bad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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