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  • It seemed her ill-luck had shot its bolt with the deaths of her first two.

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  • No one even told them, when I was born, that they gifted me with an ill-luck name.

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  • And I began cursing and sobbing - not for Willy, but out of shock and for the folly and ill-luck that had brought me to this slaughterhouse and had killed this brainless brat, this pathetic princeling who thought war was great sport, and had been entrusted to my safe-keeping.

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  • It was associated with bad harvests, barren marriages, tempestuous weather and ill-luck for monarchs.

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  • It's a matter between me and Colum-you had the ill-luck to be with me when the townsfolk came.

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  • After all, the island is steeped in stories of mermaids' curses and the ill-luck that they bring.

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  • By a stroke of ill-luck, that part of early childhood has eluded him, and maybe for ever; he has been tagged a witch.

    Nigeria sees rise in number of children accussed of witchcraft

  • Let everyone see it for what it is, a friend helping a friend in need instead of a politician unscruplously using someones ill-luck to score political points.

    Obama to deliver commencement address for Kennedy

  • We plodded slowly past the short road that led to the gate, just a parry of travelers with the ill-luck to be abroad on such a miserable day.

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  • And all the ill-luck in the world over you and your hunting!

    When We Dead Awaken

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