misfortune


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and orders have been given that they should find in them the help and protection due to their misfortunes. These are the measures the government has adopted to re-establish order and relieve youp condition.
To my misfortune I yielded to it, showing her to him one night by the light of a taper at a window where we used to talk to one another.
"If it is your wish, sirs, that I should disclose in a few words the surpassing extent of my misfortunes, you must promise not to break the thread of my sad story with any question or other interruption, for the instant you do so the tale I tell will come to an end."
"I give you this warning because I wish to pass briefly over the story of my misfortunes, for recalling them to memory only serves to add fresh ones, and the less you question me the sooner shall I make an end of the recital, though I shall not omit to relate anything of importance in order fully to satisfy your curiosity."
"His misfortunes!" repeated Darcy contemptuously; "yes, his misfortunes have been great indeed."
A singular fortune was that of this faithful servant, who saw beginning for the second generation the fearful series of misfortunes which had weighed so heavily on the first.
It appears that the heart already wounded so many times suffers from the least scratch; it appears that it considers as a good the momentary absence of evil, which is nothing but the absence of pain; and that God, into the most terrible misfortunes, has thrown hope as the drop of water which the rich bad man in hell entreated of Lazarus.
Far from us the idea of coming to defend him who has had the misfortune to offend your majesty.
Morrel," said Danglars, "you have heard of the misfortune that has befallen us?"
Even now I weep to think that, borne down as you are by the cruellest misfortunes, you may stifle, by the word "honour," all hope of that love and happiness which would alone restore you to yourself.
Heavy misfortunes have befallen us, but let us only cling closer to what remains and transfer our love for those whom we have lost to those who yet live.
She looked forward to our union with placid contentment, not unmingled with a little fear, which past misfortunes had impressed, that what now appeared certain and tangible happiness might soon dissipate into an airy dream and leave no trace but deep and everlasting regret.
Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.
Before the investigating commission dedicated to the case, the representatives of both institutions provided important figures on this reality, while explaining the procedures that are applied when complaints are filed for the alleged misfortune of a person.
The neo-Nazi party Die Rechte (The Right) turned the slogan "The Jews are our misfortune!" ("Die Juden sind unser UnglA1/4ck!") into "Israel is our misfortune!" The party's chances to win any seats in the vote seem slim.