from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state or condition of being unprosperous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being unprosperous; want of success; failure of the desired result.
I am extremely delighted, that your ladyship thinks so well of my dear honest parents: they are good people, and ever had minds that set them above low and sordid actions: and God and your good brother has rewarded them most amply in this world, which is more than they ever expected, after a series of unprosperousness in all they undertook.