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- adv. In an unhappy manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an unhappy manner; unfortunately; miserably; evilly: as, to live unhappily.
- By ill fortune; as ill luck would have it; to some one's misfortune: as, unhappily I missed seeing him.
- Not suitably or appropriately; not aptly.
- Trickishly; mischievously.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an unpleasant way
- adv. in an unfortunate way
In that same way, a true and meaningful connection felt between two people, even if it ends unhappily, is a miracle.
"Don't you recognize me?" he called unhappily as he was pulled away.
Down to Santiago, where a telegram waited him from the Emperor of Brazil announcing his election to the Acadèmie des Sciences de l'Institut de France, a great honor about which Agassiz remarks: The distinction unhappily is usually a brevet of infirmity, or at least of old age, and in my case it is to a falling house that the diploma is addressed.
For how canyon prevent from coming to the city, a youth, full of fire and curiosity, and in search of gayety, which he does not know, to be artificial only, and which he thinks he sees floating above every city, and which, unhappily is not to be found in the country!
He declined it on the score of being full, and that by Christmas the subject would be 'passé,' which it cannot be, for the subject, unhappily, is going on, and the problem won't be solved, this long while, at least, of 'Modern Scepticism and Modern Belief.'
Philpot's cornet, and awaited their "unsuspecting victim," as the phrase unhappily, and with too much truth, goes.
The quality of his successor’s concerns us here and now – and unhappily is becoming all too evident.
And one would expect, therefore, that a progressive and systematically thoughtful government would move heaven and earth to rescue the nation from the carnage which AIDS is taking, and unhappily, that is not the case, although in every other country in southern Africa I have visited, they are moving heaven and earth to turn things around.
At the square end of the horse-shoe, so to speak, stretched the imposing canvas screen, painted in a most elaborate style, by the hand of some artist whose name unhappily has not been preserved for the benefit of posterity.
Thus while Papin was applying the force of vaporized water in mechanical problems, a French woman, whose name unhappily is unknown, had the glory of endowing her sex with the faculty of vaporizing their fluids.
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