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bad news travels fast

bad news travels fast in Culture

Bad news travels fast definition

People are quick to discuss the misfortunes of others.

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  • bad news travels fast, and to the German people, who had been kept in ignorance of reverses, the news came with stunning effect.

    The Sequel George A. Taylor
  • "bad news travels fast," said Ballard, drawing a chair to the bedside.

    The King of Arcadia Francis Lynde
  • bad news travels fast, but the Governor of Freiburg determined that he himself would be the bearer of it to the Prince.

    By the Barrow River Edmund Leamy
  • bad news travels fast, but Wiley set out to beat it by snatching at his one remaining chance.

    Shadow Mountain Dane Coolidge

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