Part of speech: noun

An instance of ill luck; a mishap.

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Usage examples "mischance":

  1. The other had agreed, and Felix followed his own counsel by withholding from Joan all knowledge of the unpleasant mischance that had nearly cost the lives of the King and his companions in the besieged hotel. - "A Son of the Immortals", Louis Tracy.
  2. By a great mischance Lord Comyn had fallen into the tender clutches of my Aunt Caroline. - "Richard Carvel, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
  3. Besides, some mischance might have befallen Dick. - "Johnstone of the Border", Harold Bindloss.