Sentence Examples with the word at worst

The old Jacobites were dying out; James never had a minister who was not baited by three-fourths of the party, and denounced as a favourite at best, at worst a traitor; and the Cause would have sunk into ashes but for the promise of his eldest son, Prince Charles.

At best he was going to be a distraction - at worst he would be one more thing to stumble over in the barn.