UNLUCKY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UNLUCKY
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unlucky
 a.  having or bringing misfortune
 a.  marked by bad fortune
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  We arrived at Lincoln's Inn Fields without any new adventures, except encountering an unlucky donkey in a costermonger's cart, who suggested painful associations to my aunt.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. I CORROBORATE Mr. DICK, AND CHOOSE A PROFESSI...
2  His old simple character and good temper, and something of his old unlucky fortune also, I thought, smiled at me in the smile with which he made this explanation.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES
3  That first unlucky obligation, I have paid.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. MY AUNT ASTONISHES ME
4  In this condition, he felt more incapable of finishing the Memorial than ever; and the harder he worked at it, the oftener that unlucky head of King Charles the First got into it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
5  This unlucky page, engaged in an evil hour at six pounds ten per annum, was a source of continual trouble to me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
6  The race was an unlucky one, and of the seventeen officers who rode in it more than half were thrown and hurt.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 28
7  But it was an unlucky day for him; he missed it, and when he went to look for the one he had shot, he could not find that either.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 10
8  He restrained himself however, and the little squall would have blown over, but for one unlucky word.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
9  Especially that they should revenge themselves on the unlucky bones of those who have not had the satisfaction of enjoying them.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
10  It is unlucky," said she, after a short pause, "that you should not be able to see your friends before they leave the country.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
11  I am particularly unlucky in meeting with a person so able to expose my real character, in a part of the world where I had hoped to pass myself off with some degree of credit.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 31
12  I had been long afraid of this resolution, and therefore concealed from her some little unlucky adventures, that happened in those times when I was left by myself.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER V.
13  The fall had been so unlucky that the whole weight of the vehicle rested on his breast.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—FATHER FAUCHELEVENT
14  Bossuet was a gay but unlucky fellow.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
15  I am an unlucky wretch; I am left outside.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
Example Sentence:
1  He was very unlucky not to win.
2  By some unlucky chance, her name was left off the list.
3  I was unlucky enough to lose my glasses.
4  The number thirteen is traditionally considered unlucky.
5  Owen was unlucky not to score on two occasions.
6  Thierry Henry was desperately unlucky not to score when his shot hit the post.
7  I always seem to be unlucky at cards.
8  It's a common superstition that black cats are unlucky.