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Bad books

bad books

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in someone’s bad books
Contemporary Examples

There are good books and bad books of every kind, regardless of which label is slapped on them.
A Romance Writer’s Dark Turn David J. Montgomery June 10, 2009

Historical Examples

It is far better to be silent, than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.
A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

The most famous of them, a Frenchman, observed that his own collection of bad books was unique.
The Library Andrew Lang

The influence of bad books in making bad boys and men is little appreciated.
Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners B.G. Jefferis

And whose fault is it that we do not get the good books and are flooded with the bad books?
Lost Leaders Andrew Lang

If nobody would read his bad books it was because the cabinet of St James’s had secured the Reviewers.
The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4) Thomas Babington Macaulay

bad books, bad newspapers bewitched them as soon as they got out of the cradle.
Brave Men and Women O.E. Fuller

Sir Richard smiled grimly, for Mary had been in his bad books ever since her attachment to “that vagabond Derrick.”
Mirk Abbey, Volume 2(of 3) James Payn

But in spite of all the efforts of these people, they don’t succeed in keeping these bad books out of the family.
The Diving Bell Francis C. Woodworth

And there shall be no cutting up of bad books to show smart writing.
The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant


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