mischance


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Synonyms for mischance

Synonyms for mischance

an unexpected and usually undesirable event

Synonyms for mischance

an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

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Realizing his mischance, he smiled; central New York is not a region of perils, nor does one long remain lost in it.
I lost a mule near there once," I replied, "and the mischance has-- has quite--upset me.
said Chandos with a smile, "it is very fitting that we should be companions, Nigel, for since you have tied up one of your eyes, and I have had the mischance to lose one of mine, we have but a pair between us.
When they met by mischance, he made sarcastic bows or remarks to the child, or glared at him with savage-looking eyes.
A combination of sickness and mischance found the stage stables short a driver.
It was, that whether she was in town or out of town, whether he had been premature with her who was so hard to comprehend, or she had lost courage, or they were discovered, or some mischance or mistake, at present incomprehensible, had occurred, he must remain to confront his fortune, whatever it was.
William Sikes; and further, that the said Sikes should deal with him as he thought fit; and should not be held responsible by the Jew for any mischance or evil that might be necessary to visit him: it being understood that, to render the compact in this respect binding, any representations made by Mr.
Daniel Quilp of Tower Hill, and Sampson Brass of Bevis Marks in the city of London, Gentleman, one of her Majesty's attornies of the Courts of the King's Bench and Common Pleas at Westminster and a solicitor of the High Court of Chancery, slumbered on, unconscious and unsuspicious of any mischance, until a knocking on the street door, often repeated and gradually mounting up from a modest single rap to a perfect battery of knocks, fired in long discharges with a very short interval between, caused the said Daniel Quilp to struggle into a horizontal position, and to stare at the ceiling with a drowsy indifference, betokening that he heard the noise and rather wondered at the same, and couldn't be at the trouble of bestowing any further thought upon the subject.
It is explained as follows: all the mischance of the family is thrown away with the ash.
If by some strange mischance you should lose your power, you would recover it immediately just by putting this ring on your middle finger.
Lord Justice Davis, sitting alongside Judge Russell, observed that Smart had not consciously done anything wrong, describing the fatal collision as a "hideous mischance as far as she was concerned".
The size of its reproductive population in the Iberian Peninsula is so small that there is a high risk of extinction (by simple demographic mischance and/or genetic deterioration) due to unpredictable environmental factors.
IF by some mischance you've happened upon Prime Minister's Questions recently, you'll be familiar with David Cameron's obsession with Unite - the country's largest trade union and Labour's biggest union donor - and its General Secretary, Len McCluskey.
Time and mischance have conspired, To inflict the cruellest of evil fates, on an innocent and trusting infant.
Called April, it included the line: "Time and mischance have conspired to inflict the cruellest of evil fates on an innocent and trusting infant.