a. without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy
His hapless lover was knocked down by a car.
Sentence in Classic:
I told her that I believed she had given me a faithful account of herself, and that we had both been hapless instruments in designing hands.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Thus spoke my prophetic soul, as, torn by remorse, horror, and despair, I beheld those I loved spend vain sorrow upon the graves of William and Justine, the first hapless victims to my unhallowed arts.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Above all the hapless Phoenician, victim to coming doom, cannot satiate her soul, but, stirred alike by the boy and the gifts, she gazes and takes fire.
Dantes from his rocky perch saw the shattered vessel, and among the fragments the floating forms of the hapless sailors.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
The first generous impulse of Duncan was to rush to the rescue of the hapless wretch; but he felt himself bound to the spot by the iron grasp of the immovable scout.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context