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mis fawr chuhn

  • n  unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event
  • n  an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

  • Its both the chance and misfortune of our generation, he says.
  • But it was no misfortune.
  • Events moved so fast that he had to finish it at a sprint, a misfortune from which the finished book suffers.
News & Articles

  • RONDA RICH: Anyone can be steps away from misfortune
    Anyone can be one step away from misfortune. It happened in Memphis. A lot of history and interesting stuff occurs in that magical city that sits grandly on the Mississippi River. Elvis held court there, the blues grew up there and barbecue is queen. Elvis, of course, is still king
    June 14, 2013 - Newton Citizen
  • Picking up the pieces after storm rips through region
    In a community full of downed wires and uprooted trees, one home stands out in its misfortune.
    June 14, 2013 - WTOP Radio Washington, DC
  • Get Your Gumption Back: Lessons From a Paralympic Medalist
    Bonnie St. John's misfortune as a young girl become her lifelong leadership strength. When Bonnie St. John was five years old, a birth defect stunted the growth in her right leg. The doctor had no choice but to amputate it. Rather than let it defeat her, St. John made a decision--with the help of a demanding nurse--to live resiliently. She overcame tremendous odds--in addition to her physical ...
    June 13, 2013 - Inc Magazine

  • Lee Westwood in The Guardian
    You try to do the right thing all the time,Westwood said. "It doesn't always work for you. I've been in contention a lot, especially this year, and I suppose I got a break with other people's misfortune but made the most of it and took a...
  • Dick Durbin in FOXNews
    I know Hillary Clinton, and the last thing in the world she'd ever want is to wish misfortune on anybody. She and Barack are friends,Durbin said. "It was ...... a careless remark and we'll leave it at that."
  • Barack Obama in Reuters
    It will also establish a $75 billion fund to reduce monthly payments for another 3 million to 4 million homeowners "stuck in sub-prime mortgages they can't afford as a result of skyrocketing interest rates or personal misfortune," Obama said.

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