an instance of bad fortune; mishap.
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How to use misadventure in a sentence
I was thus deeply engaged in what came to be known as the “Forever Wars,” from their start in 2001 in Afghanistan, throughout the tragic misadventure in Iraq, until my retirement from the Navy as NATO commander in 2013.I Was Deeply Involved in War in Afghanistan for More Than a Decade. Here's What We Must Learn | James Stavridis | August 16, 2021 | Time
Sure, there are the usual misadventures in love, life and adolescence.
Read more reviews by Stephanie ZacharekTheir trek turns into a shaggy-dog catalog of misadventures, bad judgment and bickering.Hulu's Plan B Is an Imperfect Buddy Comedy With Its Heart in the Right Place | Stephanie Zacharek | May 28, 2021 | Time
In Alexandra Andrews’ propulsive debut, an ambitious editorial assistant finds herself working for the anonymous writer of a huge bestseller—and in way over her head when a research trip to Morocco turns into a deadly misadventure.
Now, 56 years later, Robson, 75, has written a book about his misadventure titled “The Crate Escape,” which will be released this month.Man seeks pals he once persuaded to ship him around the world in a crate | Cathy Free | April 16, 2021 | Washington Post
But as it turns out, Brown had his own Latin misadventure, one that may have skirted the law.
Palin's latest misadventure was the defense of Dr. Laura Schlessinger's dropping of the n-bomb 11 times on constitutional grounds.
The explanation is simple enough and ought to satisfy you that the misadventure was unavoidable.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
It is to be hoped that no case of human misadventure at the teeth of Heloderma may happen.
Through some misadventure, an inadequate guard was detailed to march them to the gaol.A Woman's Part in a Revolution | Natalie Harris Hammond
He reached the road without misadventure and dropped lightly down upon its stone-paved surface.The Doomsman | Van Tassel Sutphen
He entered the house swearing every species of vengeance on the innocent cause of his misadventure.Sir Jasper Carew | Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for misadventure
an unlucky event; misfortune
law accidental death not due to crime or negligence
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