from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of being unprosperous; want of success; failure of the desired result.
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- noun The state or condition of being
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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.