Definition: unfortunate accident
Definition: unfortunate accident
Sentences Containing 'mishap'
So I hastened to console him and lead him on to forget his mishap in a conversational orgy about cattle and butchery.
And yet he esteemed himself fortunate, as it seemed to him that this was a regular knight-errant's mishap, and entirely, he considered, the fault of his horse.
If our mishap were one of those that are cured with a couple of plasters, it would not be so bad; but I am beginning to think that all the plasters in a hospital almost won't be enough to put us right."
It is true they are not so low that they have any reason to be ashamed of their condition, but neither are they so high as to remove from my mind the impression that my mishap comes of their humble birth.
But it was now most essential for us to be on the move, and carefully and quickly we regained the vessel, where those who had remained on board were waiting for us in apprehension of some mishap having befallen us.
The first time, an enchanted Moor that there is in it gave me sore trouble, nor did Sancho fare well among certain followers of his; and last night I was kept hanging by this arm for nearly two hours, without knowing how or why I came by such a mishap.
Of all that were there Sancho was the only one who was at once in his senses and in his own proper character, and he, though he was within very little of sharing his master's infirmity, did not fail to perceive who all these disguised figures were; but he did not dare to open his lips until he saw what came of this assault and capture of his master; nor did the latter utter a word, waiting to the upshot of his mishap; which was that bringing in the cage, they shut him up in it and nailed the bars so firmly that they could not be easily burst open.
It has before been hinted, perhaps, that every little untoward circumstance that befell him, and which indirectly sprang from his luckless mishap, almost invariably irritated or exasperated Ahab.
That direful mishap was at the bottom of his temporary recluseness.
As with Fedallah the day before, so Ahab was now found grimly clinging to his boat's broken half, which afforded a comparatively easy float; nor did it so exhaust him as the previous day's mishap.
Brutal Massacre becomes just that, as the cast and crew find themselves battling one mishap after another as Harry struggles to keep his sanity against overwhelming resistance to finish the picture and find himself at the top once again.
Eden’s life was changed forever by a medical mishap: during an operation on 12 April 1953 to remove gallstones his bile duct was damaged, leaving him susceptible to recurrent infections, biliary obstruction and liver failure.
The mishap took place when a car in which he was travelling hit an oil tanker from behind near Ranasthalam in Srikakulam district in north coastal Andhra, about 700 km from Hyderabad.
Following the mishap, Roscosmos activated two reserve satellites and decided to make the first GLONASS-K satellite, to be launched in February 2011, part of the operational constellation instead of mainly for testing as was originally planned.
It was here that the waka suffered a mishap as it was damaged and began to sink.
His love of books and manuscripts, and his interest in optics, labored under a disability: a childhood mishap had destroyed the vision of one eye, forcing him to protect his weak vision with green-tinted lenses.
After the tour and before the recording of the next album, "Flesh + Blood" (1980), Thompson broke his thumb in a motorcycle mishap and took a leave from the band.
The film was about three twenty-something kids on a road-trip who have a gastrointestinal mishap with their map and accidentally wander into Fate, Texas, only to find the town populated by bloodthirsty, dimwitted vampires.
Brakes were at best rudimentary and the only real safe-guard against mishap was the skill of the driver.
Painted bright orange, the aircraft was extensively tested throughout late 1926, and apart from an early mishap while being flown by Noguès himself, flew over without incident.
These 2500 men of the 3rd Brigade and Reserve landed without mishap; the first to put foot ashore was Lt.
Elements of the 1st, 3rd and 6th Demi-brigades were so used up without much positive effect. Meanwhile, the British disembarkation progressed almost without mishap (only one boat overturned with the loss of its crew of 20 drowned) and the British numerical superiority on their right wing kept growing, while they were able to bring up field artillery through the loose sand (manhandled by British seamen).
He has a mishap in Manaus and leaves the acting troupe.
The referee, however, took it away from him, which led to an argument between Triple H and the referee; the mishap prompted Triple H to push the referee down.
Lovins general assessment of nuclear power is that "Nuclear power is the only energy source where mishap or malice can kill so many people so far away; the only one whose ingredients can help make and hide nuclear bombs; the only climate solution that substitutes proliferation, accident, and high-level radioactive waste dangers.
More Vocab Wordscomprehend - include; understand
pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
nether - lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
denigrate - blacken; defame
prank - mischievous trick
exchequer - treasury; Ex. Chancellor of the exchequer
drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive