• WordNet 3.6
    • adv unhappily in an unfortunate way "sadly he died before he could see his grandchild"
    • adv unhappily in an unpleasant way "they were unhappily married"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unhappily In an unhappy manner; unfortunately; miserably; evilly: as, to live unhappily.
    • unhappily By ill fortune; as ill luck would have it; to some one's misfortune: as, unhappily I missed seeing him.
    • unhappily Not suitably or appropriately; not aptly.
    • unhappily Trickishly; mischievously.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Unhappily in an unhappy or unfortunate manner:
    • adv Unhappily (Shak.) censoriously
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  • Matthew Prior
    “To John I owed great obligation; but John, unhappily, thought fit to publish it to all the nation: Sure John and I are more than quit.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.”
  • Le Corbusier
    Le Corbusier
    “Our own epoch is determining, day by day, its own style. Our eyes, unhappily, are unable yet to discern it.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “All men, if they work not as in the great taskmaster's eye, will work wrong, and work unhappily for themselves and for you.”
  • Tom Stoppard
    “The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.”


In literature:

Unhappily their mutual attachment did not last long.
"France in the Nineteenth Century" by Elizabeth Latimer
Unhappily, it fell upon evil days.
"Ireland In The New Century" by Horace Plunkett
Unhappily, this was not easy of accomplishment.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
Unhappily, it was a lottery in which there were no mere blanks, but only prizes or heavy forfeits.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Unhappily, it is at least certain that access to the MSS.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
The picture of life as an eternal war for illusory ends was drawn at first by satirists, unhappily with too much justification in the facts.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
Unhappily, we shall not know.
"The Framework of Home Rule" by Erskine Childers
Unhappily, I am so made that I cannot occupy that position.
"The Seeker" by Harry Leon Wilson
Unhappily, one must add that here again his character was the enemy of his genius.
"Musicians of To-Day" by Romain Rolland
Unhappily, there are such combinations; they are not homes!
"The Business of Being a Woman" by Ida M. Tarbell

In poetry:

"Practice makes perfect," so they say.
It may be true. The fact is
That I unhappily am not
Yet perfect in my Practice.
"Mathematics" by Arthur Clement Hilton
The northern sky rose high and black
Over the proud unfruitful sea,
East and west the ships came back
Happily or unhappily:
"The North Ship" by Philip Larkin
To John I owed great obligation,
But John unhappily thought fit To publish it to all the nation:
Sure John and I are more than quit.
"Epigram - To John I Owed Great Obligation" by Matthew Prior
Within a vale in distant Saxony,
In time uncertain, though 'twas long ago.
There dwelt a woman, most unhappily,
From borrowed trouble, and imagined woe.
"From A Saxon Legend." by Alfred Castner King
You had not all the needful kindness, no;
Nor should one be amazed, unhappily:
You're very young, cold sister mine, and so
'Tis natural you should unfeeling be!
"Birds In The Night" by Paul Verlaine
Between Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose,
The spectacles set them unhappily wrong;
The point in dispute was, as all the world knows,
To which the said spectacles ought to belong.
"Report Of An Adjudged Case" by William Cowper

In news:

Humans are mentally checked out, unhappily, nearly half the time.
So unloved Mix, twice unhappily revised, reemerges as Kobe Club, and the kitchen is already impressive.
If you're unhappily single, there are two ways to look at the upcoming holidays: with dread and with less dread.
I'm divorcing my husband (of 23 years) seven years after the affair and sitting unhappily on the fence.
Unhappily, a Port Confronts Its Past: Slave Trade .
Unhappily, a Port Confronts Its Past: Slave Trade.
For Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, reality plus fairy tale equals unhappily ever after.
It's unhappily ever after in Christine Schutt's 'Prosperous Friends.
An unhappily unmarried mom weighs in.
Unhappily , a Port Confronts Its Past: Slave Trade.
That can only end unhappily.
Unhappily unmarried at age 27, and dealing with family financial peril, hope is fading from Anne Elliot's (Sally Hawkins, Little Britain ) life.
In this idiotic rom-com, plastic surgeon Danny (Adam Sandler) seduces chicks by pretending to be unhappily married -- until he falls for 23-year-old Palmer (Brooklyn Decker).
Adam Sandler plays Danny, a man who pretends to be unhappily married in order to seduce women.

In science:

The stability of equilibria study in , , that is reduced to a few lines, is, unhappily, incomplete and contains some errors.
New results concerning the stability of equilibria of a delay differential equation modeling leukemia
Unhappily there are very few problems which physicists are interested in which have been shown to be solvable in polynomial time.
Algebra versus analysis in statistical mechanics and quantum field theory