What is misfortune?

  • (noun): Unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event.
    Synonyms: bad luck
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on misfortune:

Hag Of The Mist
... portrayed as an ugly woman, whose shriek or cry is said to forewarn of misfortune or death ... Her shriek warns of coming misfortune or even death ... The misfortune may be coming to the person hearing her voice, or to someone in their family ...
List Of Inheritance Cycle Characters - Characters Associated With The Varden - Elva
... Eragon intends to say 'May you be shielded from misfortune', but accidentally says 'May you be a shield from misfortune'.) As a result, Elva is compelled to protect other people from misfortune at the cost of her own ...
Soldiers Of Misfortune
... "Soldiers of Misfortune" is the lead single from Filter's fourth studio album, Anthems for the Damned ... "Soldiers of Misfortune" was added to Amazon MP3 and iTunes on April 29, 2008 ...
Bassi Pathana - History
... with this gesture that he blessed this city and said that no misfortune can ever strike this city ... If a misfortune is sensed then this leg (after his death) should be moved through each house and misfortune will go away ...

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Famous quotes containing the word misfortune:

    Never in misfortune nor in prosperity may I share my dwelling with the tribe of women.
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)

    It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
    James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851)

    Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well- informed mind, is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. A woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing any thing, should conceal it as well as she can.
    Jane Austen (1775–1817)