unprosperously love

Definitions

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  • adv. In an unprosperous manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unsuccessfully; unfortunately.

Etymologies

unprosperous +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Her life, begun not unprosperously, had come down to this — to a mean prison and a long, ignoble bondage.

    Vanity Fair

  • For these were the rewards of the old Covenant; and nothing then was feared so much as widowhood, childlessness, untimely mournings, to be visited with famine, to have their affairs go on unprosperously.

    NPNF1-12. Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians

  • No, but because he fancies that, for want of acquiring his freedom, he has hitherto lived under restraint and unprosperously.

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece

  • The slave-owners finding their slaves escaping thus unprosperously out of their grasp, set themselves to find a remedy for so desperate a disease, and were swift to avail themselves of any weakness, mental or bodily, through which to retain them in life.

    Short Studies on Great Subjects

  • Her life, begun not unprosperously, had come down to this -- to a mean prison and a long, ignoble bondage.

    Vanity Fair

  • My affairs, meanwhile, at the play-table went on not unprosperously, and I was just on the point of marrying the widow Cornu (we were at Brussels by this time, and the poor soul was madly in love with me,) when the

    Barry Lyndon

  • But it was best to dismiss all things, he being so weak; to resign himself; all this had happened before, and had passed away, prosperously or unprosperously; it would pass away in this case, likewise; and in the morning whatever might be delusive would have disappeared.

    Doctor Grimshawe's Secret — a Romance

  • My affairs, meanwhile, at the play-table went on not unprosperously, and I was just on the point of marrying the widow Cornu (we were at

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

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