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 Meanings and Examples of MISHAP
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mishap
 n.  unfortunate accident; bad luck
Classic Sentence:
1  It has before been hinted, perhaps, that every little untoward circumstance that befell him, and which indirectly sprang from his luckless mishap, almost invariably irritated or exasperated Ahab.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
2  That direful mishap was at the bottom of his temporary recluseness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
3  As with Fedallah the day before, so Ahab was now found grimly clinging to his boat's broken half, which afforded a comparatively easy float; nor did it so exhaust him as the previous day's mishap.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
4  That settled it, and telling him of Meg's mishap, Jo gratefully accepted and rushed up to bring down the rest of the party.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THREE
5  The lobster was instantly surrounded by a halo of pleasing reminiscences, and curiosity about 'the charming young ladies' diverted his mind from the comical mishap.'
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
6  While he stood there the men at the well succeeded in getting up the bucket without a mishap.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
7  This mishap occurred when she was descending an open slope about two-thirds home.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
8  If she entered a church, trusting to share the Sabbath smile of the Universal Father, it was often her mishap to find herself the text of the discourse.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
9  But the hero, not dulled nor dismayed by his mishap, returns the keener to battle, and grows violent in wrath, while shame and resolved valour kindle his strength.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
10  For true valour, tight discipline, and the feeling of security gained by repeated victories, are not to be counteracted by things of no real moment, dismayed by empty terrors, or quelled by a solitary mishap.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXIII.
11  After various lesser mishaps, Meg was finished at last, and by the united exertions of the entire family Jo's hair was got up and her dress on.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THREE
12  For whenever this precaution is neglected the gravest mishaps are constantly seen to ensue.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XIV.
Example Sentence:
1  The man who first gets to the winning post without a mishap is the winner.
2  The group suffered an extraordinary series of minor mishaps.
3  After a number of mishaps she did manage to get back to Germany.
4  All my kinfolks could tell a story, making simple events, encounters, and mishaps of ordinary people come alive with drama and laughter.