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Definitions of unfortunately

  1.   Unhappily.
  2.   Without success; unhappily.
  3.   by bad luck; " unfortunately it rained all day"; " alas, I cannot stay"

Quotes of unfortunately

  1. Unfortunately most college kids these days aren't coming from any place -they seem to ask the same kind of questions over and over again. – Sandra Bernhard
  2. Unfortunately we haven't found many very old rocks on Earth because our planet's surface is constantly renewed by plate tectonics, coupled with erosion. – Robert Duncan
  3. It is of no help to us that there is an absolute truth of the matter of things because unfortunately none of us are in a position to say definitively what that is- although we all think that we are. – Stanley Fish
  4. Unfortunately bureaucratic problems at the federal level are causing many other small Washington companies to be denied federal funding that would help transfer their ideas from their laboratories into our homes and hospitals. – Jay Inslee
  5. Unfortunately modeling takes you with no transition from being a girl to being a business woman. – Karolina Kurkova
  6. As usual the Liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas. Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and none of the original ideas is sound. – Harold MacMillan
  7. I don't think there is enough educational programming, but unfortunately television is built around advertising and those shows don't get the big ratings. – Will McDonough
  8. Unfortunately there are no mulligans when it comes to pro football contracts. – Jay Mohr
  9. I go by the role pretty much. And I think the only genre I haven't gotten to do but I'd love to is a western, but no one has ever asked me to do that. Unfortunately they are very few and far between these days, but that is one type of film I'd love to do. – Sam Neill
  10. We've been a country that's been fortunate to be protected by two oceans, to not have serious attacks on our territory for most of our history. And we were unfortunately reminded in a very devastating way of our vulnerability. – Condoleezza Rice
  11. Unfortunately the Church's position on most contemporary issues makes it hard to take them seriously. – Andres Serrano
  12. Unfortunately inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents, relatives or peers. – Willie Stargell
  13. Sex? Unfortunately as you get older- and I shouldn't admit this- there are other things that become more important in your daily life. – Alex Trebek
  14. Unfortunately too many public school officials believe that cameras are needed to enforce order and discipline. – Paul Weyrich

Usage examples for unfortunately

  1. At this moment, unfortunately Captain West returned. ” – Captain John Smith by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  2. Such a board it has unfortunately been impossible to form as yet. ” – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi
  3. “ " I should be delighted," I answered; " but, unfortunately I'm not going to hunt." ” – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. Unfortunately I think, Bryce came in upon me in that state of agitation. ” – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  5. Good girls don't need this sort of thing, and bad girls- well, unfortunately the world has always had bad girls and always will have! ” – The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne by Kathleen Norris
  6. Unfortunately Malone thought, Lynch had had absolutely no choice. ” – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  7. “ " Yes," said Nicholl, " but, unfortunately it will not be the same on the moon." ” – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  8. Unfortunately I believed the story, and thinking that I stood between two fires saw no way of escape except to give over to Kapi my Transylvania estates to prevent their falling into the public treasury. ” – The Golden Age in Transylvania by Mór Jókai
  9. Barby is unfortunately out, but I can leave her happily with you. ” – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  10. “ " He was unfortunately intimate with Silverbridge, who took him over to Italy. ” – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  11. But, unfortunately it is not so. ” – Shakespeare in the Theatre by William Poel
  12. She put on her hat which unfortunately she had chosen to trim herself, tied a white veil across the upper part of her face and got out her second- best pair of gloves: Harriet kept her best gloves for her enemies. ” – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  13. Unfortunately England doesn't know it. ” – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  14. Unfortunately the delightful vision disappeared like a dream. ” – Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams
  15. “ " Now, listen here," he turned to the girls and assumed a serious air and a stern one that unfortunately didn't impress them at all, and said, " we've got just about four hours in this day to do with as you want to do." ” – Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border by Annie Roe Carr
  16. Unfortunately he did not live long to enjoy it- only a few years- and then I had the library upon my hands. ” – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  17. These, added to my own, made a respectable body; but we had sent no more than four or five of these to the council, when the king's illness unfortunately stopped our career. ” – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson
  18. Unfortunately all their rhymes do not have this same high moral tone. ” – The Chinese Boy and Girl by Isaac Taylor Headland
  19. “ " Yes," said the artist; " unfortunately – Will of the Mill by George Manville Fenn
  20. Lady May, however, unfortunately had just gone out for a drive. ” – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu