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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

I'm awful with/at names

I have a very hard time remembering people's names. A: "No, I'm Matt." B: "I'm so sorry, I'm awful with names."
See also: awful, name

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
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This is real and awful to live with please watch and understand it's a hidden awful emotion that affects far more than you'd think.
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Pacquiao took to Twitter to express his condolences of the 'awful tragedy.'
What a choice she gave her MPs at the meeting before last night's vote: "I know I'm awful but better the awful leader you know than the awful leader you don't."
Those Terrible Tudors and Awful Egyptians will be heading out across Britain from September 13 so there's a chance to catch them in two hilarious shows featuring eye-popping 3D special effects.
REVIEW: THEATRE Awful Auntie Liverpool Empire By ELLE MAY RICE FOLLOWING the success of Gangsta Granny, an adaptation of David Walliams' popular children's story, Birmingham Stage Company has produced Walliams' Awful Auntie.
"We are asking our defence to do an awful lot, defend an awful lot of attacks and an awful lot of crosses into the box.
ON the face of it Awful Auntie has everything going for it.
Summary: Moscow [Russia], Jan 10 (ANI): Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Vasily Nebenzya on Wednesday expressed concerns over the humanitarian situation in Syria's Raqqa, adding that the situation had become 'awful' there.
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But if the aftermath of Sunday's awful performance in Dallas made one thing very clear - this offense is not the same without Beckham in it - it is more than fair to ask the obvious question that reality presents.
It is awful that no one was convicted of her murder in 2005.
No, just another smoke warning and again more of this awful music.
Awful injuries though" Dee Denise: "Poor lady hope she`s feeling better soon!" Joanne Ramshaw: " That's nasty!