What does the word misfortune mean?

Usage examples for misfortune

  1. I considered my situation, and looked my misfortune in the face. – Green Tea; Mr. Justice Harbottle by 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 by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  3. Do take warning from my misfortune and be careful what you marry. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes