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  • adv. In a luckless way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a luckless manner; unfortunately; unsuccessfully.


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  • By midnight on Thursday, he had lost another mini-fortune at the tables, trying lucklessly to play his way out of catastrophe.

    The Elvis Latte

  • It was the head of a predator on the crouch, and he was the prey trying lucklessly to make it to a mouse hole of one sort or another.

    Son of a Witch

  • It informed him that a squadron of zotl needlecraft had lucklessly detected his timelag echo the moment the Rimstalkers propelled him into the center of the ring singularity.

    In Other Worlds

  • But Marishka's hand clasped his own, and lucklessly, he waited.

    The Secret Witness

  • The Harbins had lucklessly urged Jane to join them.

    Jane Cable

  • "You've slept too little of late, Mrs. Plume," continued the doctor, lucklessly hitting the mark with a home shot instantly resented, for the lady was on her feet again.

    An Apache Princess A Tale of the Indian Frontier

  • It formed part of a lucklessly projected History of German Literature, subsequent portions of which, the

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol. I

  • She was a princess, yet she was a baby, and he has contrived, we let ourselves fancy, to interweave an intimation that she was a creature whom, in her teens, the lucklessly smitten -- even as he was prematurely -- must vainly sigh for.

    Italian Hours

  • But, lucklessly -- the blast won't pose to the instrument! nor can the instrument be adjusted to the blast.

    The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century Two Lectures delivered at the London Institution February 4th and 11th, 1884

  • By the loud and eager conversation of those about him, he learned that the vessel he had seen contained a supply of corn destined to a fortress up the river held by the Colonna, then at deadly feud with the Orsini; and it was the object of the expedition in which the boy had been thus lucklessly entrained to intercept the provision, and divert it to the garrison of Martino di Porto.

    Rienzi, Last of the Roman Tribunes


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