01. Our neighbor is a [nasty] old man who is always shouting at the children.
02. She caught a [nasty] cold while on holiday, and has been in bed for a week.
03. He gets really [nasty] when he's had too much to drink, so I'd stay away from him tonight.
04. This [nasty] weather certainly has spoiled our weekend.
05. Their separation got really [nasty] when they started talking about splitting up all their stuff.
06. The kids hated the baby-sitter, saying she was really [nasty] to them, and wouldn't play with them at all.
07. The witch laughed [nastily] as she stuffed the little bunnies into her sack.
08. I just hate the [nastiness] that goes around the office when the girls all start talking about whoever is away that day.
09. My son got a [nasty] bruise on his shoulder when he was hit by the puck while playing hockey.
10. There was a [nasty] murder in the area last weekend, and police are telling everyone to lock their doors at night.
11. Our neighbor's dog got hit by a car, and it was real [nasty], with guts all over the road.
12. George Bernard Shaw once stated that a pessimist thinks everybody is as [nasty] as himself, and hates them for it.
13. Mason Cooley once said, "When courtesy fails, be [nasty], brutish, and short."
14. Anthoney Powell once observed that one of the worst things about life is not how [nasty] the [nasty] people are. You know that already. It is how [nasty] the nice people can be.
15. Isaac Goldberg once suggested that diplomacy is to do and say the [nastiest] thing in the nicest way.
16. Queen Victoria once suggested that an ugly baby is a very [nasty] object, and the prettiest is frightful when undressed.
17. Claude Debussey once remarked that people don't very much like things that are beautiful - they are so far from their [nasty] little minds.
18. He spread [nasty] rumors about his ex-girlfriend after she dumped him.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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