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 Meanings and Examples of MISFORTUNE
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misfortune
 n.  bad fortune or ill luck; bad luck
Classic Sentence: (191 in 13 pages)
1  The campaign brought honours and promotion to many, but for me it had nothing but misfortune and disaster.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
2  At heart, each of them was secretly wondering whether he could not somehow turn Jones's misfortune to his own advantage.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IV
3  In the strength of his misfortune, and the energy of his distress, he fired for the moment like a proud man.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI
4  It was on this occasion, as during his whole life, John's misfortune, not perfectly to understand the characters of those whom he wished to conciliate.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
5  Thus prepared to consider herself as the victim of misfortune, Rebecca had early reflected upon her own state, and schooled her mind to meet the dangers which she had probably to encounter.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  His was the greater misfortune.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
7  His wife was a thin, pale, sharp kind of person with no fortune of her own, and the misfortune of having to regulate her husband's rather sordid amorous exploits.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
8  By sitting together upstairs, they avoided a great deal of the disturbance of the house; Fanny had peace, and Susan learned to think it no misfortune to be quietly employed.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
9  I look upon her intimacy with those two sisters as the greatest misfortune of her life and mine.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
10  She looked down very decidedly upon the Hayters, and thought it would be quite a misfortune to have the existing connection between the families renewed--very sad for herself and her children.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 9
11  "If no misfortune happens," she repeated slowly.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 5 Sharp Words Are Spoken, and a Crisis Ensues
12  "Well, if that means that your marriage is a misfortune to you, you know who is to blame," said Wildeve.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
13  "The marriage is no misfortune in itself," she retorted with some little petulance.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
14  However, it is my misfortune to be too sudden in feeling.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 8 Eustacia Hears of Good Fortune, and Beholds Evil
15  When she came to the covered car the horse, though fresh from the stable, was standing perfectly still, as if conscious of misfortune.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Nothing is a greater misfortune than not being able to bear misfortune.
2  One misfortune comes on the neck of another.
3  One misfortune rides upon another's back.
4  It is a great art to laugh at your own misfortune.
5  Better be unborn than untaught, for ignorance is the root of misfortune.
6  To really understand a man we must judge him in misfortune.
7  The very remembrance of my former misfortune proves a new one to me.
8  She had the misfortune to break her leg.
9  Every hour of lost time is a chance of future misfortune.
10  They commiserated the misfortune of their teacher.
11  A hero is known in the time of misfortune.
12  She's suffered a good deal of misfortune over the years.
13  The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.
14  The misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
15  Silence is learnt by the may misfortunes of life.