mischance


Also found in: Dictionary.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for mischance

Synonyms for mischance

an unexpected and usually undesirable event

Synonyms for mischance

an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

References in periodicals archive ?
(40) His remarks about "accidental judgments," "casual slaughters," and "mischance" are, in fact, incompatible with the notion of an all-encompassing divine design that ensures a just outcome.
The model proposed in this paper serves to keep a driver from riding a bike unless he/she doesn't wear a protective cap and programmed identification of potholes and mounds and cautioning vehicle drivers to dodge potential mischances. The proposed methodology is a monetary answer for recognition of ghastly potholes and uneven mounds, as it uses minimal effort ultrasonic sensors and IR sensors.
Towards the end of the writ, there appears the couching phrase 'and because the actions of persons thus suffering from fever and madness are accustomed to be judged in such cases for mischance and not for felony', and the Crown goes on to specify that the Sheriff should discover whether Robert was 'not of sound mind but mad, and because of the aforesaid anguish and through lack of guard drowned himself'.
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".
(Analysts concluded it was closer to fifteen.) In any case, mischance and miscalculation turned Red Wings into a disaster for twenty Americans.
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.
Every minute holds possible missteps and mischance, and the inevitable moment of discovery almost always climaxes the tale, such as Stephen's voice cracking onstage in Boy2Girl.
Written by local Jim Marshall and called April, it included the line: "Time and mischance have conspired, to inflict the cruellest of evil fates, on an innocent and trusting infant."
THE POEMS READ AT APRIL'S FUNERAL APRIL - JIM MARSHALL, OCTOBER 7, 2012 On this beautiful sunlit autumn day A desperate sadness casts long shadows Across our anxious and questioning world 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."
The Wrong Man is one of a series of Hitchcock's films in which a crime is attributed to an individual either by mischance or by what could be described as contagion, or "transference." One of the ground-breaking books of Hitchcock criticism, Eric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol's Hitchcock, argued that exchange or "transference of guilt" is not only a persistent theme but a touchstone of the director's outlook and aesthetic.
But let this same be presently perform'd, Even while men's minds are wild, lest more mischance On plots and errors happen.
The following somewhat tendentious prognostication was reported as news in a radio bulletin: '"If by some mischance the ETS scheme proceeds any further and actually gets passed into law, the next thing that will happen is that the courts will call it in and it will be declared unconstitutional and that would bring the Government down," Lord Monckton said.' (Monckton 2010b)
"If he did not kill her, some unknown person deposited items bearing his fingerprints in Miss Richardson's home and, by mischance, DNA which matched his DNA was found in her bedroom on a tissue which her murderer held.