not to be envied: the unenviable task
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How to use unenviable in a sentence
Her position is unenviable: she is saddled with a memorable debut TV role and then a memorable, failed marriage.How Can Katie Holmes Escape Tom Cruise—and ‘Dawson’s Creek’? | Tim Teeman | October 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For the last several years, Geithner has occupied perhaps the most unenviable position in Washington.
In the weeks that followed, Semenya made headlines around the world—under some of the most unenviable circumstances imaginable.Caster Semenya And The IOC’s Olympics Gender Bender | Jesse Ellison | July 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
As authorities sort out the investigation, SuperJet faces the unenviable task of pulling a successful program from the wreckage.Russia’s SuperJet Crash in Indonesia Raises Questions of Cause | Elyse Moody | May 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Bernanke is in the unenviable position of trying to run an organization where ideally, he wants consensus.This is Why the Federal Reserve Can't Save the Economy | Noah Kristula-Green | April 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile Billy Towler, left in sole possession of the sloop, felt himself in a most unenviable state of mind.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
Yet a month later that district had achieved an unenviable, and even unfair, reputation in this respect.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
I could foresee a catastrophe which would for ever unsettle the two towns, and give the valley an unenviable reputation.Mrs. Falchion, Complete | Gilbert Parker
The Americans were impatient of control and apt to quarrel with their governors, who often found their office an unenviable one.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
Prince William, the future German Emperor, gained unenviable notoriety by his zeal.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson