unfortunately

Definitions

  • An unfortunate man
    An unfortunate man
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv unfortunately by bad luck "unfortunately it rained all day","alas, I cannot stay"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Joseph Gayetty is credited for inventing toilet paper in 1857. Unfortunately, his invention failed and did not catch on until ten years later
    • unfortunately In an unfortunate manner; by ill fortune; unhappily.
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Quotations

  • Jeremy P. Johnson
    Jeremy P. Johnson
    “Every man wishes to rule the world. Unfortunately, the world rules every man.”
  • Democritus
    Democritus
    “The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham
    W.%20Somerset%20Maugham
    “The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.”
  • F. L. Lucan
    F. L. Lucan
    “Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    John%20F.%20Kennedy
    “It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert%20H.%20Humphrey
    “Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.”

Usage

In literature:

Certain days were reckoned unfortunate for the celebration of marriages.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
The unfortunate deserter was placed in front of this cannon, his guards retired in an orderly way, and he was left alone to meet his fate.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
The last stand of the unfortunate Vendeeans was at Le Mans.
"Béarn and the Pyrenees" by Louisa Stuart Costello
Over a bottle of wine the unpleasant impressions made by this unfortunate occurrence appeared to be removed.
"Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II." by Pierce Egan
Poor Fatima is thus unfortunate from the first.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
One doesn't see any more such fine looking ones as our unfortunate friend.
"The Man With The Broken Ear" by Edmond About
In the meantime not a little sympathy was manifested for the unfortunate lad.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
The unfortunate thing about those decisions is the wide scope of authority thus conceded to the States.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918" by Various
A day or two after the battle they came across their unfortunate commander.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The indignities which were wreaked upon the unfortunate Jacobites as they entered London have been detailed in the life of Lord Derwentwater.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745" by Mrs. Thomson
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In poetry:

Henry the First
Ate lampreys till he burst.
His unfortunate decease
Simply ruined the Norman peace.
"Clerihew - Henry the First" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
He came with singing leaves;
It was really most unfortunate.
The Lindsays and the Frazees
Are sturdy pioneer stock.
"Do You Remember Springfield?" by Stephen Vincent Benet
But everything is small
and ephemeral in this world, o beloved.
Only the clamour of the unfortunates is more and more intense!
"Relative Poem" by Jorge Mateus de Lima
Yes, on that night of winds and tide,
One poor unfortunate and unknown
Leaped from our vessel's wave-washed side
And found his coral bed alone.
"Descriptive Voyage From New York To Aspinwall" by James Madison Bell
There was a Young Lady of Clare,
Who was sadly pursued by a bear;
When she found she was tired,
She abruptly expired,
That unfortunate Lady of Clare.
"Limerick:There was a Young Lady of Clare" by Edward Lear
And let him, let him go his way,
Alone, and innocent, and gay!
For, if good Angels love to wait
On the forlorn unfortunate,
This Child will take no harm.
"Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Unfortunately your article wasn't posted until after I sat through the traffic.
Unfortunately, the electronic version was not yet available.
Unfortunately, today's game is mostly an exhibition against the FCS (formerly Div.
If you missed Oktoberfest, unfortunately, you missed Chuck Williams and his cool fuzzy mug on their way to win Wahl Home Products'.
Unfortunately for many Blacks, the American Dream of homeownership is quickly fading.
One of the most unfortunate aspects of American youth soccer is forcing kids to choose between club soccer and high school ball.
Mothers do so much good for their kids that much of it inevitably -- and unfortunately -- goes unnoticed.
"What we believed to be a likely scenario (with the feedlots ) is now coming true, unfortunately," said McIntosh.
Unfortunately, their attention will be elsewhere: on Internet regulation, for one thing.
Unfortunately, the Sharks have taken a 2-1 lead over the Red Wings after the first period .
Unfortunately it wasn't very secure.
Unfortunately, she applied her suggestion selectively.
Unfortunately, we can not bottle our very best swing.
Unfortunately, he then goes on to make another point.
Wow, one of my favorite plants, (well, and the snails loves it too, unfortunately).
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In science:

Unfortunately, we cannot increase amplitude r arbitrary due to computational limitations.
Quantum, classical and semiclassical analyses of photon statistics in harmonic generation
Unfortunately, the definition of a Shor transversal is in some instances not strong enough to extend Shor’s quantum factoring algorithm to ambient groups which are free abelian groups of finite rank.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
Unfortunately, this solution can’t be kept because it doesn’t satisfy CP in RTG.
Can the notion of a homogeneous gravitational field be transferred from classical mechanics to the Relativistic Theory of Gravity ?
Unfortunately we have not been able to perform such an analytical investigation of the interaction corrections to the dispersion integral IDZM (k2 ).
Critical properties of $\Phi^4_{1+1}$-theory in Light-Cone Quantization
Unfortunately, PS cannot be interpreted as the probability that the flux in a given interval is not a Poisson fluctuation.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
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