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  • And now, tired of finding the ill-success of each particular enquiry, she thought a more general one might obtain an answer less laconic, and therefore begged she would inform her what was the most fashionable place of diversion for the present season?

    Cecilia

  • From day one, Frances was involved in the marriage and therefore a huge reason for it's ill-success.

    Tart of the Week: Frances, Countess of Jersey

  • I returned to my house troubled by my ill-success; and my love for my wife and my affection moved me to undertake the journey.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The Marquis and Lorenzo waited in vain till the break of day: They then retired without noise, alarmed at the failure of their plan, and ignorant of the cause of its ill-success.

    The Monk

  • Lord Glenarvan had taken care that the ill-success of their expedition should not throw a gloom over the pleasure of meeting, his very first words being:

    In Search of the Castaways

  • He sought in this accusation the cause of that ill-success which had got so galling a hold on his mental peace: Amid the worry of a self-condemnatory soliloquy, his demeanour seemed grave, perhaps cold, both to me and his mother.

    Villette

  • Meantime the heat had somewhat abated; but my ill-success, or, as they say among us, my

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • Our chat would begin by his rallying me about my ill-success in Carolina, and I would respond by reminding him that success there was only a question of expense.

    The Master of the World

  • The truth was, that the ill-success of my inquiries had in no sense daunted me.

    The Woman in White

  • All this time, notwithstanding the domestic anxieties which were harassing them — notwithstanding the ill-success of their poems — the three sisters were trying that other literary venture, to which Charlotte made allusion in one of her letters to the Messrs. Aylott.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

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