Usage examples for unlucky

  1. What a fool he had been, he thought, and yet at the same time how awfully unlucky. – Dr. Jolliffe's Boys by Lewis Hough
  2. The pause was an unlucky one for them, as a party of Sheriff's men got above them and cut them off from their fellows. – Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden
  3. Thirteen may be an unlucky number for some folks, but it sure was the lucky day for me, for on that day Betty and I were married. – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  4. To think of my having come from home without even a cap, unlucky man! – The Clouds by Aristophanes
  5. We had done the best we could for these unlucky fellows. – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard
  6. " Really, you do say the most unlucky things," said Lupin gaily. – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  7. There, beyond the shadow of doubt, lay all that was mortal of the unlucky Jambres! – HE by Andrew Lang
  8. The first unlucky error on the part of Helen Thornton had seemed to turn the tide against them. – Marjorie Dean High School Freshman by Pauline Lester
  9. Unlucky was the hour we met: still more so when the child was born;" and, leaning against the fence, she wept bitterly. – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat
  10. It is the only funny thing that has happened in this unlucky house for the last day or two. – Kitty Trenire by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  11. It's unlucky to fall in stepping ashore. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. The boy had begun to bet on his own account, had been unlucky, and had called at the shipping office one day, declaring himself in trouble at home, and anxious to get out of the country for a time at least Mr Matthews told him that his only chance was to ship as a steward, and Barney, being not only willing but eager, was sent to wait his turn at Southampton, and had been fortunate in finding an opening three days after his arrival. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  13. Besides, you must know that this unlucky picture is not in the least like you. – Jacqueline, v1 by Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc)
  14. I am so very unlucky in always doing awkward things." – Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves by Frances Freeling Broderip
  15. So she wrote an anonymous letter calculated to do harm to the unlucky subject thereof? – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  16. Mother said, too, that I was to try and not say any of my unlucky things! – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  17. The main body of the peasants, however, had retired outside, where they could be heard fiercely cheering on the flames, shouting when a chimney fell or a window burst, and flinging into the fire every living thing unlucky enough to fall into their hands. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  18. But that was an unlucky laugh of mine; it turned his wrath on me. – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  19. Am I not unlucky? – The Blue Fairy Book by Various
  20. Mr. Gerard, you force me to tell you what my unlucky visit did put into his head. – The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins