see under run of luck.
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Examples from the Web for bad luck
After all, bad-luck was never more than bad-luck seen in the Book of Job.
But I told you, Iris, that I meant just the fact of bad-luck, not any particular loss from it.
The children of that day believed in spells and charms and bad-luck signs, all learned of their negro guardians.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
I never knew ennyboddy yet to git stung by hornets, who kept away from whare they wazit iz jist so with bad-luck.The Complete Works of Josh Billings
Henry W. Shaw