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down-on-his-luck

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  • Tom, the down-on-his-luck husband in "Confectioner's Gold," muses on the condition of the blind: "I end up feeling sorry for them, and I'm not supposed to; I'm supposed to feel empathy not sympathy ..."

    Review of What Becomes by A.L. Kennedy

  • Merrells, who played down-on-his-luck boxer Terry Molloy in Berkoff's collaboration with Nottingham Playhouse, On The Waterfront, a West End success, is the king whose moral blindness brings down catastrophe on his family and future generations when he kills his own father and marries his mother.

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  • You've seen the evidence yourself: Every day there's another down-on-his-luck mad scientist's assistant on the street, holding a sign that reads, "Will hunchback for food."

    Frank Lesser: Unemployed Monsters: The Jobless Horseman

  • Get this: A down-on-his-luck, "bird-dogging" guy from Illinois meets a blues-beltin', balls-to-the-wall babe from Louisiana ripping through Susan Tedeschi's "It Hurts So Bad" in a karaoke bar in Nashville, gets blown away with the voice, then stops "everything I was doing."

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  • In the first of Jakob Arjouni's four Kayankaya books to be published in the United States - "Happy Birthday, Turk!" will arrive next month - this down-on-his-luck detective is scraping by with just one client, a cheerfully pompous Islamic scholar who likes to explain Turkish culture to a man with it in his own DNA.

    Unlikely gumshoe with grit

  • Everyone, meet Case, a down-on-his-luck hacker surviving in Chiba City, Japan, aka the urban sprawl.

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  • Meet Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It, who works alongside Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator.

    Dog On It by Spencer Quinn: Book summary

  • He returned to the courtroom with 1982's The Verdict, starring Paul Newman as a down-on-his-luck alcoholic lawyer who redeems himself with a malpractice case.

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  • Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler), a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly (Jennifer Aniston).

    New High Resolution Images From THE BOUNTY HUNTER Starring Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston – Collider.com

  • In the first of Jakob Arjouni's four Kayankaya books to be published in the United States - "Happy Birthday, Turk!" will arrive next month - this down-on-his-luck detective is scraping by with just one client, a cheerfully pompous Islamic scholar who likes to explain Turkish culture to a man with it in his own DNA.

    Unlikely gumshoe with grit

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