- a mishap or misfortune.
Origin of mischance
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Examples from the Web for mischance
We can convey the intelligence of your mischance to her: the porter will befriend you.Calderon The Courtier
By some mischance, it had been left lying on the parlour floor, and become forgotten.Self-Help
Arriving in Damascus they both stay at the same Hotel: mischance second.The Book of Khalid
But, first of all, we must beware lest we meet with some mischance.
Now we have wept over our mischance, we will bury it and look to the future.An Orkney Maid
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
- bad luck
- a stroke of bad luck
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Word Origin and History for mischance
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