Origin of misfortune
Examples from the Web for misfortune
It was forbidden to be eaten, and seen as having powers that beat back “demons and sorcerers” as well as “misfortune.”The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These gentlemen, said Clausewitz in brief, had the misfortune of mistaking the accoutrements of war for its essential nature.
In the case of Kudo-kai case boss Nomura, the appropriate Japanese proverb appears to be: “The mouth is the gate of misfortune.”
But religion also compels us to fight the unjust, prejudiced systems that cause and perpetuate that misfortune.
She rattled off countless fundraisers in the past to help individual residents struck by misfortune.
But I have wrestled with misfortune in vain; I have struggled with want, till want has overcome me.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II|Various
This is not to be regarded as accidental, or as a misfortune which could not be foreseen.The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism|Bertrand Russell
He discovered, to his misfortune, a small grated window, to which he applied his eye.
If he had the misfortune to cross their path, it brought him a world of woe, and finally his downfall.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
I then believed that I could not only rise superior to my misfortune, but could make that very misfortune the motive of my rise.Basil|Wilkie Collins