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Word: misadventure

Definition: mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure


Sentences Containing 'misadventure'

"Gerry" is also a slang term used throughout the misadventure by both protagonists, meaning "to screw up".
As it was a tragic misadventure, Tunku made no attempt to lodge an official report.
DND reported that Gunther had died of injures received when a mortar shell landed near his APC, characterizing the death as closer to an accident or misadventure than a deliberate murder, despite clear information available in the original report that showed he had been hit in the chest with a rocket-propelled grenade.
Fortune, when she Bound thee apprentice to the esquire trade, Her care and tenderness of thee displayed, Shaping thy course from misadventure free.
Here he resumed work on sermons and essays, but in the evening of 1 March 1899 he died of misadventure, having taken carbolic lotion in mistake for a sleeping-draught.
No specific individuals or groups were blamed and the deaths were attributed to misadventure, although the delay in evacuation and the flammable building materials were condemned.
The inquest has taken place with a verdict of "Death by Misadventure" but no explanation has been found for the rearrangement of the clocks.
The stories revolved around the three main characters, who lived in Foggy Bog, Wisconsin, seeking their fortune together, through different jobs or schemes, usually ending in misadventure.

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::: wangle - achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.