Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of unhappiness.

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Examples

  • He argued that conscious anti-Semites, especially "the 'unadjusted' veterans," would identify unconsciously with the GIs: "just demobilized, ordinary, white native Protestant, 'our kind, '— a band of comrades with battle records, plagued by the unhappinesses and insecurities of that new, troubling No Man's Land between war and postwar."

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • The happy result, sensitive to the darkest unhappinesses, is a work that is markedly personal, while never becoming self-conscious, idiosyncratic, or eccentric.

    Keats's Afterlife

  • Yet, you know and I know that these ancient wrongs, these present unhappinesses, are not to be remedied in a day or with a wave of the hand.

    Woodrow Wilson as I know Him

  • We'd not be very apt to let such things keep us from the plenty of life we have left to us for making up to ourselves for old unhappinesses and mistakes.

    The Magnificent Ambersons; illustrated by Arthur William Brown

  • We’d not be very apt to let such things keep us from the plenty of life we have left to us for making up to ourselves for old unhappinesses and mistakes.

    Chapter 26

  • He was a seer with his head among the stars, but he was also a human being with uneven gait, stumbling amid infirmities, prejudices, and unhappinesses.

    The Art of Letters

  • They condition our happinesses as well as our unhappinesses and supply for us the strings of that harp of the senses upon which the music of life is played.

    Modern Religious Cults and Movements

  • It was a matter of many unhappinesses, not one unhappiness.

    The Tree of Heaven

  • That is to say, you must lay the fullest stress on his difficulties, disappointments and unhappinesses, and you must minimise his good fortune.

    The Feast of St. Friend

  • Besides, even where there could be a love quite true without the possibility of marriage, she had seen enough of the world to know the unhappinesses that could happen to women.

    The Mountebank

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