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My favorite remains La Rochefoucauld, with his: “We all have strength enough to bear the misfortunes of others.”

Over the years it has learned to benefit from the misfortunes of others.

Most of the time, the motive is to get even with those they hold responsible for their misfortunes.

Compared to his misfortunes, his workers' troubles seem hardly worth noticing.

And he is also, at the personal level, sensitive to the misfortunes of others.

You have heard of my misfortunes, and you take a mean advantage of your knowledge to crush and kill me.

Nor is this the full extent of their misfortunes; for they are required to furnish an account of them besides.

Owing to the death of Popham, their chief patron, and other misfortunes, the colonists returned to England in 1608.

These misfortunes culminated in an appeal to his countrymen for subscriptions on his behalf in the musical papers.

No misfortunes could disturb the serenity of her soul, and no accumulating perils could daunt her courage.


On this page you'll find 126 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to misfortunes, such as: accident, adversity, affliction, annoyance, anxiety, and bad news.

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