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unfortunate person

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unfortunate person a person who suffers misfortune
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Quotations

  • Barbara Walters
    Barbara Walters
    “It's a fact that it is much more comfortable to be in the position of the person who has been offended than to be the unfortunate cause of it.”

Usage

In literature:

Should any unfortunate persons have been left behind, they must have been blown to pieces.
"The Young Rajah" by W.H.G. Kingston
All doubt vanished from my mind as to whom those unfortunate persons were.
"The Boy who sailed with Blake" by W.H.G. Kingston
We were equally unfortunate near Balmoral Station, where I personally led the attack.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
Also near me were two of the unfortunate persons who had been shipwrecked.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
Unfortunately, its very rarity and uncommonness cause it to be counterfeited and imitated by unprincipled persons.
"Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers" by Bhakta Vishita
The personal rancour of which Hazlitt was unfortunately capable leads to monstrous imputations.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
She warned her personal friends among the freshmen, especially those at Dare Hall, to say nothing to Rebecca about the unfortunate affair.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
In case a person shall unfortunately sustain such a loss, how long would it take to become restored?
"Sanctification" by J. W. Byers
At all events none of them need have on his conscience the beggary of that unfortunate person.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
Unfortunately, however, it isn't, nor like any other person in his senses; but like a madman looking at somebody who disputes his hobby.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
I meant that some unprincipled person has, I fear, unfortunately taken your brother in.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
Mrs Stirling was one of those unfortunate persons who constantly move in an atmosphere of gloom.
"The Orphans of Glen Elder" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Unfortunately the Miss Dorsets were not attractive in personal appearance.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Most of the churches of Constantinople have unfortunately lost the latter part of their personality.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
As yet, unfortunately, he had been unable to find publishers; but for that deficiency no reasonable person could hold him responsible.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
But the contriver was not satisfied with his attempt to break the bones of the unfortunate person whom he thus entrapped.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
But his pupils were unfortunate persons who could not talk because they were unable to hear the sounds of the voice.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
But unfortunately I can't kill you personally, for Ku Sui will want to do that himself.
"Hawk Carse" by Anthony Gilmore
If there is any person to whom you unfortunately feel a dislike that is the person of whom you ought never to speak.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
These things are not personal to me; they are common to all unfortunates in my position.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In news:

Everyone knows that one person with a really unfortunate name — Dick Swetts, Jack Goffs, and Matt Sterbates of the world are automatically the butt of endless jokes.
Unfortunately, it isn't easy to reach a person at the call center for unemployment insurance.
Unfortunately for this poor person, the water was so inviting that it convinced him to swim, even though he couldn't.
Michele I was, unfortunately, a little tied up with personal issues so I didn't get back over here to update the blog.
Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin 's personal life has become a distraction … and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job … This is a sad day for 'Se...
Unfortunately, she's convinced she doesn't have the personality "" some would say moxie "" to go with it.
Ed Ciampi was the one person on the commission that knew exactly what I'm talking about but unfortunately is no longer there.
During the course of that campaign, which unfortunately has come to be remembered more for its personal attacks than for any progress it might have created for our city, I came to respect Sheree very much as a public servant.
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In science:

Unfortunately whereas Socrates was a real person in this world, the form of wisdom is not something that has been encountered.
Does Meaning Evolve?
But because of non-arrival of the author the conference organizers would not let another person to mount this poster, unfortunately.
A search for pulsed radio emission from anomalous X-ray pulsar 4U 0142+61 at the frequency of 111 MHz
Unfortunately, in the absence of a free social tagging mechanism in the platform we cannot compare the performance of our approach against the social tagging based person recommenders discussed before.
Interest-Based vs. Social Person-Recommenders in Social Networking Platforms
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