ill-fated ill-fated

Definition(s):

  • (adj) marked by or promising bad fortune

Usage(s):

  1. Images of the crew, the mission and the aftermath of the ill-fated flight of the space shuttle Columbia.
  2. It is hard to imagine more ill-fated births than those of Kerstin, Stefan and Felix Fritzl.
  3. It later ranked second in importance only to Imperial Rome, serving as the stage for Cleopatra's ill-fated love affairs with Caesar and Mark Antony.

News

  1. Carnival Triumph returns

    The ill-fated Carnival Triumph begins a new chapter Thursday in Galveston, Texas.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. AEG CEO cites conflicting info on Jackson health

    The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts testified Thursday that he received conflicting and confusing information about the singer's health days before his death. ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Carnival Triumph Ready To Sail Again, Fully Booked

    (CNN) — The ill-fated Carnival Triumph begins a new chapter Thursday in Galveston, Texas. The ship sets sail on its...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WHNT-TV Huntsville

Quotes

  1. "These words sparked a chain reaction that brought problems into the open, almost cost (Benitez) his job a couple of months later, riled Liverpool's owners into an ill-fated meeting with Juergen Klinsmann, and ended Hicks' and Gillett's honeymoon...
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Jamie Carragher Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. New York Sen. Charles Schumer, a Democrat, said he would not wait to see travelers in his state "used as guinea pigs in Secretary Peters' ill-fated experiment."
    on Aug 5, 2008 By: Charles Schumer Source: Washington Post

  3. "It just was not the best decision to make and a lot of things changed from A to B," said Hoggard of getting hitched. "It got really difficult for a 21-year-old guy to be a 31-year-old-guy while being in this band. And it just was ill-fated,...
    on Dec 29, 2009 By: Jacob Hoggard Source: Toronto Sun

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