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  • Look at happiness research from another angle: it is shown we are unhappy when we blame others for our mis-fortune.

    Happiness Research: Get Used to It, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Have no worries about RCIA, It will be solid if you have the mis-fortune of having me as teacher/evil dictator who will teach everything Catholic that some places forget.

    wyd

  • I'm just curious and not intending to be insulting or to demean in any way the trauma experienced by those who had the mis-fortune to be caught up in the bombings.

    Lurgy

  • Thus poore Calandrino miserably misused and beaten, went home to Florence with his Wife, scoulded and raild at all the way, beside his other molestations (day and night) afterward: his Companions, Phillippo and Nicholetta, making themselves merry at his mis-fortune.

    The Decameron

  • Now trust me Sir, answered Melisso, I am a native of Laiazzo, and as you are vexed with one great mis-fortune, even so am I offended with another.

    The Decameron

  • Johnson went to Richmond and there, chafing at his slow mending, made the best of mis-fortune.

    Lee’s Lieutenants

  • This expence he was enabled to support by a present from Mr. Nash of Bath, who, upon hearing of his late mis-fortune, sent him five guineas.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • I suspect that even if someone dies or is seriously injured, as a result of Lindsay's drinking/pill popping, that they will find a way to place all of the blame on the unfortunate soul who had the mis-fortune to have crossed their daughter's path.

    Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business

  • It was a deliberate action, not 'sad mis-fortune'.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Pakistan has fallen into some misfortune not because of its own faults, but because it has become a ploy or chess board of the mightiest, a long time ill-wishing adversary to do further spoils of the mis-fortune of the very decent Paks.

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