ill-starred ill-starred

Definition(s):

  • (adj) marked by or promising bad fortune

Usage(s):

  1. Then in the California debates with Hubert Humphrey, McGovern was forced to admit that he did not know exactly what his ill-starred $1,000-grant-to-every-citizen would cost.
  2. It didn't take long for Hollywood to latch on to the story: Reversal of Fortune, starring Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons as the ill-starred Von Blows, premiered in 1990.
  3. The Wilson campaign will probably be remembered as one of the most ill-starred presidential bids in history.

News

  1. Hinkie gets his shot at shaping Sixers

    The 76ers get a chance Thursday night to change what has been an extraordinarily bad stretch of bad luck, even by their traditionally ill-starred standards.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. Bob Ford: Hinkie gets his shot at shaping Sixers

    The 76ers get a chance Thursday night to change what has been an extraordinarily bad stretch of bad luck, even by their traditionally ill-starred standards.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. Ms MacDonald said: "It was a huge construction site and so it would be strange for there not to be parts of it that have not been as well finished as others. Unfortunately, because of the ill-starred history of the parliament building and the poor...
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Margo MacDonald Source: Scotsman

  2. As my colleague Mark Hughes pointed out in the Sunday Times recently, this revised car "could make or break Schumacher's so far ill-starred comeback. If the new car doesn't deliver the characteristics Schumacher says he needs to be competitive,...
    on May 5, 2010 By: Mark Hughes Source: BBC Sport (blog)

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