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Even in the most favourable circumstances:‘his memory is poor at the best of times’
- ‘A car stuffed with drug money crashing outside your record store is a bummer at the best of times, not least opening day.’
- ‘Writers are monsters at the best of times, but writers who can't write, what do they become?’
- ‘Our house was hardly an impregnable fortress at the best of times, and it was easy enough to get in if you'd forgotten your keys.’
- ‘This would be an unwelcoming place to live in at the best of times.’
- ‘Being a bus driver has to be a stressful job at the best of times.’
- ‘In truth, I'm not a great one for beauty contests at the best of times.’
- ‘But my concern is that they are doing it on the M4, which can be pretty hairy at the best of times.’
- ‘It was a difficult tune to sing at the best of times, and Billy had probably not sung it for years.’
- ‘How do you decide what is right for another person, when you do not know at the best of times what is right for yourself?’
- ‘But get onto the lesser ring roads and the traffic movement is atrocious at the best of times.’
- ‘His job - not easy at the best of times - is to try to persuade the member states to act together, wisely and well.’
- ‘See, I'm impatient at the best of times, and P frequently accuses me of wanting everything at once.’
- ‘After that happens, a case would have to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court which takes several years at the best of times.’
- ‘Joe is somber enough at the best of times, so if a little unpolished, he's not too offensive to watch.’
- ‘Not only that, but her voice - a bit raspy at the best of times - sounds downright ragged and weary here.’
- ‘It is famously difficult to get into Crannog at the best of times.’
- ‘One should bear in mind that universities have never been a place for the purely money-motivated at the best of times.’
- ‘A gloomy - looking man at the best of times, he looked like a miserable, cornered beast.’
- ‘Shopping can be an exhausting and uncomfortable experience at the best of times, but Christmas shopping?’
- ‘Incidentally, the casualty ward is a grim place at the best of times.’
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