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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.
See also: awful, something
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Less than 24 hours after Smith's death, and well before the mainstream media was able to identify him, one of Smith's Eve Online friends, Alex Gianturco, informed the Eve and Something Awful communities that Smith was gone.
My honest fear at this point is that something awful is going to happen to one of our residents and we are not going to be able to respond," Ms.
Leanne Plumtree, spokeswoman for the RSPCA in the North-east, said: "We think something awful might have happened to her and are keen to hear from anyone with any specific information as soon as possible.
Though preliminary and somewhat inconsistent with earlier research, the results suggest that staying awake after something awful happens might be a way to blunt the emotional fallout of trauma, researchers report in the Jan.
We are forever waiting for something awful to happen, and it does, although there are still some surprises in store.
You know what it's like when there's something awful on the telly, like an emergency lobotomy on Casualty, and you put your hands over your face because you know you will be ill, but try as you might you can't help but peek?
Mr Page then woke his partner of eight years who was still asleep, she said: "I thought something awful had happened but he took me to the computer.
Richard (Adrian Lester) and Lelia (Jodhi May) are so in love at the start of this episode that you just know something awful is going to happen.
In Miller's hands nature is seen clearly as both something awful and awe-inspiring.
The simple story shows a young boy interacting with a therapist, and prompts a child to draw pictures--a picture of something awful or scary, a picture of people one can love and trust, and colors to express the feelings in different parts of one's body.
The advertising environment is tough, the real estate crisis is affecting our classifieds something awful, and people are saying 'newspapers are dead,'" Michaels said in a statement.
But Variety even rains on that parade: NBC hardly had the farthest to fall, since its ratings last season sucked something awful, and it has so far responded the most aggressively by spackling over its depleted lineup with reality shows.
But to those of us not asked to make a sacrifice in blood or treasure for this war, those of us whose duty has been limited to getting on with our lives and standing by while our constitutional rights drain away and our legislative branch continues its self-degradation, this war reverberates only as an echo of something awful happening some place far away.
It's clear now that Latin America is seen in black and white--usually black--because when we appear in the news it's when something awful has happened.
GDP percentages are meant to compare performance, so if you start using other formulas, and don't give the calculations, you make the comparison impossible," a European diplomat told Reuters, "which means they most likely have something awful to hide.