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Dryly self-deprecating, she considers herself an introvert who has the misfortune to live in a building with 270 other people.

If you’ve ever had the painful misfortune of losing valuable documents, photos, and information on your laptop due to a random crash or accident, then you know how important external hard drives are.

Then in 1959 it had the misfortune to pass close to Jupiter, which pushed it even closer.

It’s not ideal that Portland has the misfortune of playing its next game against the Dallas Mavericks, who have the most efficient offense in NBA history.

Astronauts there made unprecedented observations of Earth and the sun, and set new records for time spent in space — but many misfortunes befell the early NASA space station.

It was forbidden to be eaten, and seen as having powers that beat back “demons and sorcerers” as well as “misfortune.”

These gentlemen, said Clausewitz in brief, had the misfortune of mistaking the accoutrements of war for its essential nature.

In the case of Kudo-kai case boss Nomura, the appropriate Japanese proverb appears to be: “The mouth is the gate of misfortune.”

But religion also compels us to fight the unjust, prejudiced systems that cause and perpetuate that misfortune.

She rattled off countless fundraisers in the past to help individual residents struck by misfortune.

This misfortune gave another opportunity to his detractors, and again the Emperor lent his authority to their false accusations.

During the hurried crossing of the mountains of Tolosa the Marshal had the misfortune to be thrown from his horse.

It is due to Alan to say that the misfortune of his wounded leg by no means cooled his courage.

It would be a misfortune if the impression were created that preferment to the episcopal bench was confined to High Churchmen.

An Irish officer had the misfortune to be dreadfully wounded in one of the late battles in Holland.


On this page you'll find 155 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to misfortune, such as: adversity, affliction, bad luck, calamity, cataclysm, and catastrophe.

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