bad luck


see under run of luck.

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Example sentences from the Web for bad luck

  • I never knew ennyboddy yet to git stung by hornets, who kept away from whare they wazit iz jist so with bad-luck.

  • But I told you, Iris, that I meant just the fact of bad-luck, not any particular loss from it.

    The Romantic Lady|Michael Arlen
  • After all, bad-luck was never more than bad-luck seen in the Book of Job.

    The Romantic Lady|Michael Arlen