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  • adv. Without luck; unfortunately

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an unlucky manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unlucky or unfortunate manner; unfortunately; unhappily; by ill luck.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. by bad luck


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  • It was then proposed to begin a general conversation, and the exciseman opened on foreign affairs; but a word unluckily dropping from one of them introduced a dissertation on the hardships suffered by the inferior clergy; which, after a long duration, concluded with bringing the nine volumes of sermons on the carpet.

    Joseph Andrews Vol 1

  • A noble lord ” his name unluckily has perished ” had attempted to salve his own conscience and that of his colleagues in hostility to the Roman claims, by affirming that exclusion from civil office was not persecution; and Peter handles him with delighted vigour, in a passage which, more than eighty years later, was quoted with enthusiasm by Mr.Gladstone. [

    Sydney Smith

  • Like many another fool, disdaining the old trails used by the Northland pioneers for a score of years, he hurried to Edmonton in the spring of the year; and there, unluckily for his soul's welfare, he allied himself with a party of men.

    In a Far Country

  • But – unluckily for this man – a mobile left behind on a bar stool at a German beer garden in Redwood City, California, has set alarm bells ringing with an intrigue worthy of the Cold War.

    The Apple Engineer Who Lost the Top Secret 4G iPhone Prototype After Celebrating His 27th Birthday | Impact Lab

  • Luckily or unluckily he was posted to another unit.

    Thomas Hawksworth

  • These are the men and women who are what they are because they were not better born, or because they happened to be unluckily born in time and space.


  • Brother Nathaniel wrote some poems; [6] unluckily they were printed and published here at Bury, and the pack of critics hunted down the book.

    Letter 413

  • Luckily or unluckily for enterprise IT execs, there are dozens of e-mail archiving products out there.

    Sorting through email archiving tools

  • This year luckily or unluckily for me the attention has fallen on my sister and her new boyfriend, Ariel.

    Jessica Hoppe: Two Hearts, One Culture: Is Dating Within Your Race the Key to a Successful Relationship?

  • In the morning Umar Amin had been dismissed – unluckily – via the periscope shot.

    Ricky Ponting ignores milestone in determined hunt for unlikely victory


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