Part of speech: noun

Ill fortune; calamity.

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Usage examples "misfortune":

  1. I considered my situation, and looked my misfortune in the face. - "Green Tea; Mr. Justice Harbottle", Joseph Sheridan LeFanu.
  2. The king has a certain influence over him, but it would be madness to seek to employ it in favour of the Ministry; he would lose it, which would be a great misfortune. - "Cavour", Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco.
  3. Do take warning from my misfortune and be careful what you marry. - "In a Little Town", Rupert Hughes.