UNTOWARD's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of untoward
Definition:
a. contrary to your interests or welfare; inconvenient; troublesome
Example:
You're obviously pretty confident nothing untoward is going to be happening in front of your webcam at these intervals!
Sentence in Classic:
I think, Watson, that we must spare time to run down together on Saturday morning and make sure that this curious and inclusive investigation has no untoward ending.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I reflected that even in those untoward times there must have been latent in Biddy what was now developing, for, in my first uneasiness and discontent I had turned to her for help, as a matter of course.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
The other untoward humours of the multitude, should there be no powerful chief to foster them, are easily dealt with; because, while on the one hand there is nothing more terrible than an uncontrolled and headless mob, on the other, there is nothing feebler.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
He took the strings of the stays in his hands and jerked them so hard that she cried out, frightened, humiliated, embarrassed at such an untoward performance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Her efforts in this line, however, were brought to an abrupt close by an untoward accident, which quenched her ardor.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
And thus, through the courage and great skill in obstetrics of Queequeg, the deliverance, or rather, delivery of Tashtego, was successfully accomplished, in the teeth, too, of the most untoward and apparently hopeless impediments; which is a lesson by no means to be forgotten.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context