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something awful

Terribly. The phrase is used as an adverb to emphasize just how bad or intense something is. Thank you for taking out the trash—it sure smelled something awful! My ankle has hurt something awful ever since I slipped on the ice.
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I'm terrible at names.

 and I'm awful at names.
I can't seem to remember anyone's name. (Said as an apology to someone whose name you have forgotten.) I'm terrible at names. Please tell me yours again. Haven't we met already? I'm awful at names.
See also: name, terrible
References in classic literature ?
I do his hair, and cut his nails -- he's awfully particular about his nails.
He does NOT know it,' Miss Murdstone interposes awfully.
The organ-grinder got awfully angry and said that he wanted to keep the monkey.
You are old,' said the youth, `one would hardly suppose That your eye was as steady as ever; Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose-- What made you so awfully clever?
It is useless, and the time awfully fails me, to prolong this description; no one has ever suffered such torments, let that suffice; and yet even to these, habit brought--no, not alleviation--but a certain callousness of soul, a certain acquiescence of despair; and my punishment might have gone on for years, but for the last calamity which has now fallen, and which has finally severed me from my own face and nature.
He must be awfully old, for his face is gnarled and twisted like the bark of a tree.
Of the daughters one was thirteen and another fourteen, they both had snub noses, and I was awfully shy of them because they were always whispering and giggling together.
My mother is awfully conscientious, Lord Illingworth, and I know she doesn't think I am educated enough to be your secretary.
It's awfully puzzling," said Tootles, who knew the story by heart.
I have just finished," she continued, "the most important piece of work they have trusted me with yet, and I have been awfully lucky.
They've been awfully clever, those fellows, though.
I'm awfully glad you're out of the scrape," he said.
It was as easy as could be to imagine they were puffed when I was alone in the east gable, but it was awfully hard there among the others who had really truly puffs.
And you can't think what a different room it is now, what with the red and blue and yellow worsteds, and the prisms in the window that SHE gave her--why, it actually makes you feel BETTER just to go in there now; and before I used to dread it awfully, it was so dark and gloomy, and mother was so--so unhappy, you know.
Do you know that," said Darya Alexandrovna, "I am awfully, awfully sorry for her.