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Soldiers called out, and they gave two unfortunates leaden food enough to kill them.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
Poor unfortunates, how irritated and nervous they are growing as their trial day draws near!
Unfortunates, indeed; yet parasites upon the producers, less in degree, but no less in kind than the rich exploiters.
You know I am one of those illustrious unfortunates whom governments outlaw.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
The first of these unfortunates was of the parish of Barking, aged sixty-eight, a painter and a cripple.
Two unfortunates cleaving to each other, moved by a genuine human passion.
THE HIDDEN PLACESBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The fifteen unfortunates would have been left to the tender mercies of a precarious and grudging charity.
PRIVATE PEATHAROLD R. PEAT
Because the unfortunates were making such a splendid fight for it.
When the Bishop arrived in Kilkenny from Dublin he went direct to the prison, and interviewed the unfortunates mentioned above.
IRISH WITCHCRAFT AND DEMONOLOGYST. JOHN D. (ST. JOHN DRELINCOURT) SEYMOUR
But, though they be kept in the most complete intellectual quiescence, the condition of these unfortunates is scarcely improved.
THE EDUCATION OF AMERICAN GIRLSANNA CALLENDER BRACKETT

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machinateverb (used with or without object) | [mak-uh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION