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  • s  marked by or promising bad fortune
    an ill-starred romance

  • Yetta Wallenda, 42, German-born acrobat and member of the ill-starred Flying Wallendas; of injuries suffered when she apparently fainted at the climax of her solo act atop a .
  • But neither Cassandras nor formal cultural achievements were very compelling, apparently -- our audience yawned at global warming and clicked on a story about an ill-starred au .
  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 27, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • 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.
    June 27, 2013 - Philly.com
Quotes

  • Margo MacDonald in Scotsman
    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...
  • Mark Hughes in BBC Sport (blog)
    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,...

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