mishap

Definitions

  • One of the mishaps to be expected
    One of the mishaps to be expected
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mishap an instance of misfortune
    • n mishap an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate "if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mishap Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance. "Secure from worldly chances and mishaps ."
    • v. i Mishap To happen unluckily; -- used impersonally. "If that me mishap ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mishap An unfortunate or evil hap; mischance; misfortune.
    • n mishap A lapse from virtue.
    • n mishap Synonyms Mischance, Disaster, etc. See misfortune.
    • mishap To happen or turn out ill; go wrong.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mishap mis-hap′ ill chance: accident: misfortune
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Quotations

  • James Russell Lowell
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    “Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or by the handle.”

Usage

In literature:

Then the first mishap occurred in the inopportune arrival of the Rev.
"The Wharf by the Docks" by Florence Warden
A series of mishaps then occurred.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
Though probably caused by chance, or the course of Nature, this mishap was turned into a miraculous omen of impending disaster.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
Other mishaps he also considered.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
He reached the United States in June, 1780, without mishap.
"Dewey and Other Naval Commanders" by Edward S. Ellis
Out of doors Troy still laughed at the mishap.
"The Astonishing History of Troy Town" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Kathlyn and Bruce returned to Allaha without mishap.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
Some of these evils I had myself experienced, and others I had seen in the conduct and mishaps of many of my brethren.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
A sad mishap, however, one day overtook them.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen
Whatever she had been before his visit and mishap, Almira was all devotion now.
"Under Fire" by Charles King
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In poetry:

Now, thanks to God, and Jesus Christ,
And good St. Oluf’s arm,
To Hornelummer we can sail
Without mishap or harm.
"Saint Oluf (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
I tell you this for a wonder,
that no man then shall be glad
Of his fellow’s fall and mishap
to snatch at the work he had.
"The Day Is Coming" by William Morris
Sam saw in a flash what 'ad happened:
By an unprecedented mishap.
The pudding his mother had sent him,
Had blown Badajoz off map.
"Sam's Christmas Pudding" by Marriott Edgar
My life's a maze of seeming traps,
A scene of mercies and mishaps;
A heap of jarring to and foes,
A field of joys, a flood of woes.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
By men of virtue let thy work be done,
If thou wou'dst endless happiness attain;
God, with success, will all the godly crown,
Whilst foul mishap attends the sinful train.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
Well satisfied, I thanked her, and she said,
By this mishap no longer be dismayed,
Though thou the Cuckoo heard, ere thou heard'st me;
Yet if I live it shall amended be,
When next May comes, if I am not afraid.
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth

In news:

A Kirksville man was critically hurt during a dangerous mishap in Kirksville Thursday afternoon.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the mishap happened at 4:30 pm on Missouri 151 four miles north of Clarence .
Social Security mishap costing couple hundreds.
Man, 84, dies after tree- cutting mishap.
Rescue crews will return to the Red River at daybreak this morning to resume their search for a fisherman who's missing following a boating mishap.
Only a mishap of epic proportion would stop Frankel from making it 12 from 12 in the Qipco Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
And in that moment, it took me away from all the craziness and the mishaps that were happening.
Dump truck mishap covers NY road in soy beans.
Bellevue escalator mishap sends 4 to hospitals.
In Eureka , they've found a way to mark 'nuclear mishap'.
Prince George's voters experienced few mishaps.
The Spice Girls singer has endured a string of failed relationships but she is adamant her romantic mishaps haven't put her off finding love and she would like to get married.
San Diego Bay fireworks mishap disappointed thousands on July 4, 2012.
Amy, Of Amy's Kitchen, Injured In Float Mishap.
Christina Aguilera is ready to joke about her infamous Super Bowl mishap.
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In science:

Careful inspection of our logbooks did not reveal any possible confusion at the telescope, nor is there any indication of such a mishap in Moffat et al. (1987), who first detected the binary.
A Spectroscopic Survey of WNL Stars in the LMC: General Properties and Binary Status
It might be good to have a backup in case of a mishap with Gaia, but the scope of the space science ambitions of NASA and ESA relative to their budgets does not seem to favor trans-atlantic duplication.
Concluding Remarks JD13
The two detectors provide redundancy, cross-checks and insurance against mishaps.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
We assume that except for unusual machine mishaps, both detectors take their chances with the machine luminosity.
SiD Letter of Intent
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