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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unprosperous un-pros′pėr-us not prosperous or fortunate
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In literature:

As I have said, it was a busy line, and it was not unprosperous.
"Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland" by Joseph Tatlow
Let us remember that his love affairs had been unprosperous.
"Adventures in Criticism" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The colony, receiving not much support from France, was feeble and unprosperous, but retained quiet possession of the country.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)" by John Marshall
Your affairs, on the contrary, are unprosperous.
"Choice Readings for the Home Circle" by Anonymous
Ballinrobe is the centre of a by no means unprosperous part of Ireland.
"Disturbed Ireland" by Bernard H. Becker
But this marriage proved in the issue unprosperous.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. From Henry VII. to Mary" by David Hume
Pathankot is damp, fever stricken, and unprosperous.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
We've had a good many unprosperous years, with one thing and another.
"Queensland Cousins" by Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
The desire for perpetuation of relationships unprosperous in this world is not seen only in the delusion of mutual death.
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
Although unprosperous, the first attempt of the French to colonize Acadia is among the bright deeds of their colonial history.
"The Founder of New France" by Charles W. Colby
His after course was rough and unprosperous.
"My Schools and Schoolmasters" by Hugh Miller
Their union seems to have been an ill-assorted or at least an unprosperous one.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus" by G. A. Chadwick
The times, it may be remembered, were not unprosperous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 5" by Various
It was his unprosperous generalship, of which he never thought without vexation.
"Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Her trade is unprosperous; for the widow is defrauded by her servants.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, v. 3, number 18" by Various
His father had been a soldier who left his widow in unprosperous circumstances.
"Curiosities of Impecuniosity" by H. G. Somerville
Out they came, and they were not at all an unprosperous looking lot of men and women and children.
"The Noank's Log" by W. O. Stoddard
It was a small and struggling concern, unprosperous from the start.
"The Stolen Statesman" by William Le Queux
His pension was a good one, the little shop kept by his wife was not unprosperous, Lothian was generous.
"The Drunkard" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
You see, I pose as a humble and unprosperous working-man.
"Whither Thou Goest" by William Le Queux