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  • Three times the dream had been within their grasp, only to be snatched away at the last moment by unforeseen circumstances (once by mishap, once by mold, and once by mice).†   (source)
  • No other ship mishap reported in area on that day, so ship-ship collision unlikely.†   (source)
  • He walked upstairs unsteadily but with exaggerated care, negotiating the false step without mishap.†   (source)
  • Dan Needham described Mr. Tubulari as "already senseless, before his fall," but the track-and-field coach severely sprained his ankle in the mishap and had to be carried to the Hubbard Infirmary.†   (source)
  • Three rungs deeper, he almost fell again, but this time it was not a rung that caused the mishap.†   (source)
  • And Severus, be very careful, they may not take kindly to your appearance after George Weasley's mishap — " Snape turned at the door.†   (source)
  • To call every mishap and misunderstanding in this kingdom the work of such evil only furthers their efforts to terrorize the rest of us.†   (source)
  • We've circled the globe a thousand times without mishap.†   (source)
  • The ferryboats crossed the wide river without mishap, and the party from Boston stepped out onto the shore at Wethersfield.†   (source)
  • We thaw, begin to laugh a little, as we relate mishaps with bees and wild dogs and skunks.†   (source)
  • After the first few days he stopped worrying that a mishap would befall the dragon.†   (source)
  • About the same time, the California State College at Los Angeles offered me an Economic Opportunity Program Grant — despite my past school record, lack of credits and other mishaps.†   (source)
  • Clearly no mishaps would mar this nationally publicized demonstration, a demonstration of a people united in their devotion to Chairman Mao.†   (source)
  • We took a rickshaw in the Plac Unii, reached Putawska Street without mishap and raced up to the fourth floor, hoping not to meet anyone on the stairs.†   (source)
  • In a parachuting mishap, Gary Hershey died, too.†   (source)
  • Of course, the best way to prevent a mishap was to be sure to visit our chamber pots every night before we got in bed.†   (source)
  • I was born with half my brain dried up like a prune, deprived of blood by an unfortunate fetal mishap.†   (source)
  • Aside from one extraordinary mishap on an Alfa, his career had been one uninterrupted story of achievement.†   (source)
  • Against all logic, on the second try the bird lifted off without mishap and with a certain elegance, accompanied by the creaking of its skeleton and the roar of its motor.†   (source)
  • This was a discordant note in the harmony of the house, which they had managed to overlook without mishap.†   (source)
  • All varieties of accidents and unfortunate mishaps.†   (source)
  • I'm very sorry to hear about your mishap, but I hope you're not too put out to be spending the night here in Moscombe.†   (source)
  • I just wish we'd have one little mishap.†   (source)
  • and then, for punctuation, I would've had a small mishap at the milk station.†   (source)
  • There was a little mishap during lunch involving grease and my pants.†   (source)
  • Captain Call, a Stoic, says nothing about this mishap but Augustus, an Epicurean, makes several comments, none of them welcomed by Captain Call.†   (source)
  • His fatigue from acting as Rob's social secretary causes some mishaps, albeit unintentional.†   (source)
  • Nothing ripens intimacy so rapidly as a common mishap.†   (source)
  • Some mishap had left one leg stiff.†   (source)
  • Once again we arrive in Cange jostled and long after dark, but without mishap—no accidents, no encounters with zenglendo—and Farmer gets out of his suit and into his Haiti clothes, and we sit down under the bower, dripping with vines, outside his ti kay.†   (source)
  • Nearly a dozen sleds had crossed without mishap, until suddenly one of the largest cannons, an 18-pounder, broke through and sank not far from shore, leaving a hole in the ice fourteen feet in diameter.†   (source)
  • Then, just when that was blowing over, there was the matter of Clevinger's plane disappearing so mysteriously in thin air with every member of the crew, and blame for the strange mishap centering balefully on him because he had never signed any of the loyalty oaths.†   (source)
  • But going straight, without mishap or losing our way, we shall take three or four marches, I expect.†   (source)
  • Her father was currently in Minnesota, living with another woman and surviving on a disability check for a mishap that had occurred while working construction.†   (source)
  • Perhaps their financial mishap has driven them to seek solace in alcohol and daytime television.†   (source)
  • The needles cushion my fall and I land without mishap.†   (source)
  • I don't care for such work at zero pressure; mishap in pressure suit is too permanent—especially when somebody arranges mishap.†   (source)
  • I won't risk another mishap with the magic.†   (source)
  • In Alpine trenches far to the north, where in the middle of July Italian soldiers still braced their rifles on banks of snow, the mishap in the cul de sac had come to be known as the Monte Sparagio Raid.†   (source)
  • I'm happy that all is going well for you, except maybe this little mishap at your house.†   (source)
  • That began a line of discussion engineered by Rachel to reveal that she'd had friends who'd had horrific childbirth experiences — deformities caused by babies pulled too quickly by impatient doctors, a stillbirth, a mishap involving a suction.†   (source)
  • "There was a little mishap with a baseball," she said.†   (source)
  • I had no doubt that it had been precipitated by Paul's mishap, but I came to feel more and more awkward in my role as a buffer against an approaching quarrel, a confrontation, or the renewal of an old one.†   (source)
  • She continued to pace the room, visualizing the most ghastly mishaps, and she was on the verge of dissolving into tears when he suddenly and noisily burst through the door.†   (source)
  • I wanted perfection, for I knew if there was any accident or mishap connected with this voyage, then I never again would be able to convince the parents to let me take their children from the protected embrace of the island.†   (source)
  • The young officer stood over her and examined the cause of the mishap from above while the electrician crawled in under her desk and examined it from below.†   (source)
  • He was laughing at the Filipino; and all the time, out of the whole room, perhaps, only he knew how excruciating this small mishap probably was.†   (source)
  • I apologized by instinct to him for this mishap which discomforted only me.   (source)
    mishap = unfortunate accident
  • But as this conductor must descend to considerable depth, that its end may avoid all contact with the hull; and as moreover, if kept constantly towing there, it would be liable to many mishaps, besides interfering not a little with some of the rigging, and more or less impeding the vessel's way in the water; because of all this, the lower parts of a ship's lightning-rods are not always overboard; but are generally made in long slender links, so as to be the more readily hauled up into…   (source)
    mishaps = unfortunate accidents
  • If she entered a church, trusting to share the Sabbath smile of the Universal Father, it was often her mishap to find herself the text of the discourse.   (source)
    mishap = unfortunate accident
  • The chief tragic event of the old man's life, so far as I could judge, was his mishap with a certain goose, which lived and died some twenty or forty years ago: a goose of most promising figure, but which, at table, proved so inveterately tough, that the carving-knife would make no impression on its carcase, and it could only be divided with an axe and handsaw.   (source)
  • On the other hand, she'd gone in to fix a toilet on several previous occasions without mishap.†   (source)
  • We'll have a feast together, and I want to hear about your mishap.†   (source)
  • I asked you to arrange a hunting mishap.†   (source)
  • I was a little puzzled as to how this Mr Andrews had come to hear of my 'mishap', as he termed it.†   (source)
  • The mishap boosted Holden's weekend death toll to 3.†   (source)
  • Throughout his climbing career, but especially during those early years, he survived a number of frightening mishaps that by all rights should have killed him, on at least two occasions while rock climbing-once in crashed into the ground Wyoming, another time in from more than 80 feet up.†   (source)
  • The most glaring example of this problem arose when Delta had one of several mishaps with explosives, blowing off a Delta operator's fingers.†   (source)
  • At the time, nobody on Hall's team, including me, was even aware that the mishap had occurred, shortly thereafter, Makalu Gau and the rest of the Taiwanese team left Chen alone in a tent to recover and departed for the South Col. Even though Gau had assured Rob and Scott that he wouldn't attempt the summit on May 10, he'd apparently changed his mind and now intended to go for the top the same day we did.†   (source)
  • Mr. Herb T. Jolliffe, representing local ratepayers, told Star reporters that this was not the first mishap caused by neglected tracks.†   (source)
  • But I'm sure we would have had a bus accident around the next bend, and 'with all eyes fixed on me I would have to explain, amidst the crying and moaning of victims, that I meant in law; then, to their appeal to help them sue the government over the mishap, I would have to confess that as a matter of fact it was a Bachelor's in philosophy; next, to the shouts of what meaning such a bloody tragedy could have, I would have to admit that I had hardly touched Kierkegaard; and so on.†   (source)
  • Oh, I can easily imagine the fetal mishap: we were inside the womb together dum-de-dum when Leah suddenly turned and declared, Adah you are just too slow.†   (source)
  • He referred to the nuclear-powered icebreaker that had spent two years tied to the dock, unusable because of a reactor mishap.†   (source)
  • Those trials had been cut short only a minute later by an incredible mishap: a fifty-ton right whale had somehow blundered in her path, and the Politovskiy had rammed the unfortunate creature broadside.†   (source)
  • Elwood Murray wrote an editorial in which he said that the mishap was regrettable but not the fault of the railway, and certainly not that of the town: if you took foolhardy risks, what could you expect?†   (source)
  • There was a lot of frightened clucking and dithering and scolding, and a cup of beef broth and a warm bath and a hot-water bottle for Laura, whose mishap was put down to her well-known clumsiness; she was told to watch where she was going.†   (source)
  • Things go without much mishap, apart from the sniggers in the wrong places and the anonymous voice that says, "Go on, do it!" when Macbeth is hesitating outside Duncan's chamber, and the catcalls and whistles from the back of the auditorium when Lady Macbeth appears in her nightgown.†   (source)
  • If one of your sister's seven should suffer some mishap, I hope you might consider me to fill his place.†   (source)
  • Murtagh had started by telling her a rather garbled story about a man named Tornac, which involved a riding mishap and some sort of advice Tornac had given him regarding how an honorable man ought to live.†   (source)
  • I ...I would sleep more easily of a night if I were to hear that Ser Bronn had suffered a ...a mishap ...whilst hunting, perhaps.†   (source)
  • He was careful to enunciate every syllable, every sound that was foreign to his own language, so as to avoid a potentially tragic mishap.†   (source)
  • We do not want ten thousand jars of defective wildfire, nor even one ...and we most certainly do not want any mishaps.†   (source)
  • People crowd the floor for a dance with intricate steps, but they follow them without mishap, and I am envious.†   (source)
  • Embarrassed, Eragon apologized several times, to which both Jeod and Helen responded by assuring him it was a small mishap and not to worry himself about it.†   (source)
  • Aemon was at his books when the eldest of his uncles, the heir apparent, was slain in a tourney mishap.†   (source)
  • Guided more by her intuition than by her knowledge of things or by logic, Clara managed to reach her daughter's school without mishap.†   (source)
  • KNOX HAD BEEN GONE for two months and he had fulfilled all expectations, despite rough forest roads, freezing lakes, blizzards, thaws, mountain wilderness, and repeated mishaps that would have broken lesser spirits several times over.†   (source)
  • He sat down, holding his breath, hounded by the damnable memory of the bird droppings on his first love letter, and he remained motionless in the shadowy darkness until the first attack of shivering had passed, resolved to accept any mishap at that moment except this unjust misfortune.†   (source)
  • That face was pale now, the brown hair, "a little longer than other people wore it," tossed helplessly in Stoddard's eyes, because he scarcely could raise his shackled hands to put it right; his russet-brown clothing was torn and grimed, as though with more than one struggle, though it may have been nothing worse than such mishap as his recent fall.†   (source)
  • Everyone instantly sees the mishap, which reduces half an hour of vigorous discussion to a waste of breath.†   (source)
  • Dr. Urbino tried to convince her, with arguments readily understandable to anyone who wished to understand them, that the mishap was not repeated every day through carelessness on his part, as she insisted, but because of organic reasons: as a young man his stream was so defined and so direct that when he was at school he won contests for marksmanship in filling bottles, but with the ravages of age it was not only decreasing, it was also becoming oblique and scattered, and had at last turned into a .†   (source)
  • A mortal mishap?†   (source)
  • There will be no mishaps, my lord Hand.†   (source)
  • He handed him a bunch of keys with all except the key to his wine cellar, and announced that from that moment till the day he returned, Pedro would be responsible for everything that happened in Tres Marias, and that he would pay dearly for any mishaps that occurred.†   (source)
  • The way he said this seemed to suggest the whole village was aware of my 'mishap' and subsequent arrival at this cottage.†   (source)
  • The former smacked of being a bit unworkable, since the fleet would be too far out to sea to receive any signals from the shore, and the chance of missing the date-allowing for mishaps when it came to a body that large-was too great, as I saw it, to encourage a whole big lot of faith In his general plan.†   (source)
  • Assuming no mishaps or delays in the railroad and subway timetable, her return to the Pink Palace must have been at around noon on the day she left me in Washington.†   (source)
  • As Holden marshal Curtis "Cowboy" Stubblefield reconstructed the earlier mishap, Ruby Gaddy, 21, was stabbed in full view of the departing congregation of the Holy Gospel Tabernacle as she attempted to leave the church when services were concluded at approximately 9:30 P.M. Saturday.†   (source)
  • Along this they could carry no bundles or packs, so narrow and breathless was it, with a fall of a hundred and fifty feet beside them on to sharp rocks below; but each of them took a good coil of rope wound tight about his waist, and so at last without mishap they reached the little grassy bay.†   (source)
  • Everybody warned me, in some way, and I even thought of Eleanor Klein and what Jimmy had told me of her being rooked there in Mexico, and her mishaps.†   (source)
  • In this way they reached the stables without mishap and the horse cantered in proudly to his usual place in the row.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless she got by the worst of it without mishap, and then she breathed easier.†   (source)
  • He had come straight up without mishap or swerving off his course, and his shut teeth unlocked.†   (source)
  • I was afraid afterwards that you might have met with any mishap?†   (source)
  • Thus many mishaps were Shefford's fortune.†   (source)
  • Correct—Russia needed to catch her breatli after that little mishap in the Far East.†   (source)
  • You don't in the least understand the quality of the mishap.†   (source)
  • Every misfortune and mishap of the mother-country fills him with mirth, and even with ecstasy.†   (source)
  • That direful mishap was at the bottom of his temporary recluseness.†   (source)
  • The women had witnessed what nobody else had seen—the origin of the mishap; and Lucetta spoke.†   (source)
  • Excuse me—for humiliating you, aunt, by this mishap: I am sorry for it.†   (source)
  • Has your husband told you about the mishap, Mademoiselle la Boudraque?†   (source)
  • "What a mishap!" he thought, "what a mishap!"†   (source)
  • It took us more than an hour to cross the fiord; but the passage was effected without any mishap.†   (source)
  • "I much regret," he said, "your extraordinary mishap.†   (source)
  • I should like to know if Mr. Fogg foresaw this mishap in his programme!†   (source)
  • Of course no such mishap could happen to such a superior person as yourself," he added, chuckling.†   (source)
  • While he stood there the men at the well succeeded in getting up the bucket without a mishap.†   (source)
  • This mishap occurred when she was descending an open slope about two-thirds home.†   (source)
  • Save for the crowding of lambs off the trail, and a jamming of sheep in the corners, the drive went on without mishap.†   (source)
  • He passed the three parts this time without mishap, and when he went to tell her she burst into tears.†   (source)
  • But I called up all my resolution, set my teeth, and hobbled back and forth from galley to cabin and cabin to galley without further mishap.†   (source)
  • Tess, on her part, could not understand why a man of clerical family and good education, and above physical want, should look upon it as a mishap to be alive.†   (source)
  • "Be careful," he murmured, warningly—and I realized suddenly that all my future, the only future for which I was fit, would perhaps go irretrievably to pieces in any mishap to my first command.†   (source)
  • I was no wetter (for that could hardly be), but I was all the colder for this mishap; and having lost another hope was the more unhappy.†   (source)
  • They crossed, however, without more mishap to Carley than further acquaintance with this iciest of waters.†   (source)
  • After a week of mishaps such as these, the two little fellows began to learn the ways of the trade—the names of the different papers, and how many of each to get, and what sort of people to offer them to, and where to go and where to stay away from.†   (source)
  • He had never in his life made a mistake, never had an accident, never a mishap, never a check in his steady rise, and he seemed to be one of those lucky fellows who know nothing of indecision, much less of self-mistrust.†   (source)
  • But with every mishap he was learning.†   (source)
  • Were all Helen's actions to be governed by a tiny mishap, such as may happen to any young man or woman?†   (source)
  • Rosemary shed tears again when she heard of the mishap—altogether it had been a watery day, but she felt that she had learned something, though exactly what it was she did not know.†   (source)
  • On the other side, I announced to my servants that a Mr. Hyde (whom I described) was to have full liberty and power about my house in the square; and to parry mishaps, I even called and made myself a familiar object, in my second character.†   (source)
  • Since the general's "mishap," as Colia called it, and the marriage of his sister, the boy had quietly possessed himself of far more freedom.†   (source)
  • Her meetings with Tom Doan continued regularly as the third nights rolled round, without hitch or mishap; and in them Milly seemed to grow into the fullness of a woman's feeling.†   (source)
  • There were mishaps and discomforts—but at least there was always something new; and only think what it meant to a man who for years had been penned up in one place, seeing nothing but one dreary prospect of shanties and factories, to be suddenly set loose beneath the open sky, to behold new landscapes, new places, and new people every hour!†   (source)
  • Shefford began to keep a sharp lookout behind and above, and did not see how the three fared on the slope, but evidently there was no mishap.†   (source)
  • All night he ran, blundering in the darkness into mishaps and obstacles that delayed but did not daunt.†   (source)
  • And while he was giving way to unaccountable dread imaginations the descent was accomplished without mishap.†   (source)
  • After her first burst of disappointment Joan began to take the mishap as she had taken Tess's original trouble, as she would have taken a wet holiday or failure in the potato-crop; as a thing which had come upon them irrespective of desert or folly; a chance external impingement to be borne with; not a lesson.†   (source)
  • But they crossed the great broken bench of upland without mishap, and came out upon a promontory of a plateau from which Shefford saw a wide valley and the dark-green alfalfa fields of Stonebridge.†   (source)
  • The prince hastened to apologize, very properly, for yesterday's mishap with the vase, and for the scene generally.†   (source)
  • "You shall catch it for this, my gentleman, when you get home!" burst in female accents from the human heap—those of the unhappy partner of the man whose clumsiness had caused the mishap; she happened also to be his recently married wife, in which assortment there was nothing unusual at Trantridge as long as any affection remained between wedded couples; and, indeed, it was not uncustomary in their later lives, to avoid making odd lots of the single people between whom there might be a warm understanding.†   (source)
  • It was necessary for the Indian to go up and drop the rope, which was looped around her, and then, with him pulling from above and Shefford assisting Jane as she climbed, she was finally gotten up without mishap.†   (source)
  • And he was furious with the mishap, or with the people who were causing the unpleasantness and killing him, for he felt that this fury was killing him but he could not restrain it.†   (source)
  • To them pain and mishap present a far wider range of possibilities than gladness and enjoyment: their imagination is almost barren of the images that feed desire and hope, but is all overgrown by recollections that are a perpetual pasture to fear.†   (source)
  • Venturing one day to substitute deeds for words, he turned up his cuffs, seized a plasterer's board, and having loaded his trowel without mishap, with a complacent look toward the lathing overhead, made a bold gesture thitherward; and straightway, to his complete discomfiture, received the whole contents in his ruffled bosom.†   (source)
  • Thereby he makes Hart waste for twelve years, and the tidings of this mishap are borne wide about lands.†   (source)
  • Here I could enjoy everything without an afterthought of the injustice and miserable toil which made my leisure; the ignorance and dulness of life which went to make my keen appreciation of history; the tyranny and the struggle full of fear and mishap which went to make my romance.†   (source)
  • Emmy wrote a comical little account of this mishap to the Major: it pleased him to think that her spirits were rallying and that she could be merry sometimes now.†   (source)
  • So, while the spectators were shivering at the Athenian's mishap, and the Sidonian, Byzantine, and Corinthian were striving, with such skill as they possessed, to avoid involvement in the ruin, Ben-Hur swept around and took the course neck and neck with Messala, though on the outside.†   (source)
  • Why, you see, Miss Eyre, it is not a common mishap: his life has been very wild: these last three years he gave himself up to strange ways, and his death was shocking.†   (source)
  • After various lesser mishaps, Meg was finished at last, and by the united exertions of the entire family Jo's hair was got up and her dress on.†   (source)
  • The night passed without mishap.†   (source)
  • They had stopped exhausted half-way up hills, they had been driven through streams of turbulent water, they had slipped down and become entangled with the harness; but he and his little lantern had been always ready, and when the mishap was set right, I had never heard any variation in his cool, "Get on, my lads!"†   (source)
  • That settled it, and telling him of Meg's mishap, Jo gratefully accepted and rushed up to bring down the rest of the party.†   (source)
  • Upon his first visit to Mr. Moss, the Colonel, then a bachelor, had been liberated by the generosity of his aunt; on the second mishap, little Becky, with the greatest spirit and kindness, had borrowed a sum of money from Lord Southdown and had coaxed her husband's creditor (who was her shawl, velvet-gown, lace pocket-handkerchief, trinket, and gim-crack purveyor, indeed) to take a portion of the sum claimed and Rawdon's promissory note for the remainder: so on both these occasions the capture and release had been conducted with the utmost gallantry on all sides, and Moss and the Colonel were therefore on the very best of terms.†   (source)
  • As with Fedallah the day before, so Ahab was now found grimly clinging to his boat's broken half, which afforded a comparatively easy float; nor did it so exhaust him as the previous day's mishap.†   (source)
  • He added, in a still more sombre tone: "Yes, only a month ago there was a mishap down by us, that in the end cost the lives of two men and a woman, and, as it were, put out the sunlight for us for a while.†   (source)
  • The lobster was instantly surrounded by a halo of pleasing reminiscences, and curiosity about 'the charming young ladies' diverted his mind from the comical mishap.†   (source)
  • As bag after bag was emptied, airy tufts of down and feathers floated about the room in increasing quantity till, through a mishap of Christian's, who shook the contents of one bag outside the tick, the atmosphere of the room became dense with gigantic flakes, which descended upon the workers like a windless snowstorm.†   (source)
  • Meg, who went shopping in the afternoon and got a 'sweet blue muslin', had discovered, after she had cut the breadths off, that it wouldn't wash, which mishap made her slightly cross.†   (source)
  • It has before been hinted, perhaps, that every little untoward circumstance that befell him, and which indirectly sprang from his luckless mishap, almost invariably irritated or exasperated Ahab.†   (source)
  • To be doomed to behold the world through smoked glass for an indefinite period was bad enough, and fatal to any kind of advance; but Yeobright was an absolute stoic in the face of mishaps which only affected his social standing; and, apart from Eustacia, the humblest walk of life would satisfy him if it could be made to work in with some form of his culture scheme.†   (source)
  • There was a pleasing inequality in the table, which produced many mishaps to cups and plates, acorns dropped in the milk, little black ants partook of the refreshments without being invited, and fuzzy caterpillars swung down from the tree to see what was going on.†   (source)
  • And the last knight by mishap thou camest behind him and mishappily thou slew him.†   (source)
  • Alas, she said, that ever such a knave should by mishap slay so good a knight as thou hast done, but all this is thine unhappiness.†   (source)
  • Wit thou well, said Malgrin, that for this maiden's love, of this castle, I have slain ten good knights by mishap; and by outrage and orgulite of myself I have slain ten other knights.†   (source)
  • Alas, said Balan, that ever I saw this day, that through mishap I might not know you, for I espied well your two swords, but by cause ye had another shield I deemed ye had been another knight.†   (source)
  • And one thing shall I promise, said Sir Launcelot, Sir Palomides shall repent it as in his unkindly dealing for to follow that noble knight that I by mishap hurted thus.†   (source)
  • settling disputes, Loving, praising, Lunes, leashes, strings, Lusk, lubber, Lusts, inclinations, Maims, wounds, Makeless, matchless, Makers, authors, poets, Mas,ease, discomfort, Mal engine, evil design, Mal-fortune, ill-luck, mishap, Marches, borders, Mass-penny, offering at mass for the dead, Matche old, machicolated, with holes for defence, Maugre, sb.†   (source)
  • Then all aloud cried Accolon unto all the knights and men that were then there gathered together, and said to them in this manner, O lords, this noble knight that I have fought withal, the which me sore repenteth, is the most man of prowess, of manhood, and of worship in the world, for it is himself King Arthur, our alther liege lord, and with mishap and with misadventure have I done this battle with the king and lord that I am holden withal.†   (source)
  • Sir, I cannot be delivered of him, said she, for with me he rideth maugre mine head: God would that ye should put him from me, other to slay him an ye may, for he is an unhappy knave, and unhappily he hath done this day: through mishap I saw him slay two knights at the passage of the water; and other deeds he did before right marvellous and through unhappiness.†   (source)
  • Our travellers having remounted their horses, arrived in town without encountering any new mishap.†   (source)
  • Hapless Aegeon, whom the fates have mark'd To bear the extremity of dire mishap!†   (source)
  • And the last knight by mishap thou camest behind him and mishappily thou slew him.†   (source)
  • — Thus have you heard me sever'd from my bliss; That by misfortunes was my life prolong'd, To tell sad stories of my own mishaps.†   (source)
  • And yet he esteemed himself fortunate, as it seemed to him that this was a regular knight-errant's mishap, and entirely, he considered, the fault of his horse.†   (source)
  • Then change gan the colour of their face;
    Right as the hunter in the regne* of Thrace *kingdom
    That standeth at a gappe with a spear
    When hunted is the lion or the bear,
    And heareth him come rushing in the greves*, *groves
    And breaking both the boughes and the leaves,
    Thinketh, "Here comes my mortal enemy,
    Withoute fail, he must be dead or I;
    For either I must slay him at the gap;
    Or he must slay me, if that me mishap:"
    So fared they, in changing of their hue
    *As far as either of them other knew*.†   (source)
  • Wit thou well, said Malgrin, that for this maiden's love, of this castle, I have slain ten good knights by mishap; and by outrage and orgulite of myself I have slain ten other knights.†   (source)
  • Alas, said Balan, that ever I saw this day, that through mishap I might not know you, for I espied well your two swords, but by cause ye had another shield I deemed ye had been another knight.†   (source)
  • It cannot be
    But that success attends him; if mishap,
    Ere this he had returned, with fury driven
    By his avengers; since no place like this
    Can fit his punishment, or their revenge.†   (source)
  • Lordings, example hereby may ye take,
    How that in lordship is no sickerness;* *security
    For when that Fortune will a man forsake,
    She bears away his regne and his richess,
    And eke his friendes bothe more and less,
    For what man that hath friendes through fortune,
    Mishap will make them enemies, I guess;
    This proverb is full sooth, and full commune.†   (source)
  • Alas, she said, that ever such a knave should by mishap slay so good a knight as thou hast done, but all this is thine unhappiness.†   (source)
  • And one thing shall I promise, said Sir Launcelot, Sir Palomides shall repent it as in his unkindly dealing for to follow that noble knight that I by mishap hurted thus.†   (source)
  • As for him, coming out upon the high road, he made for El Toboso, and the next day reached the inn where the mishap of the blanket had befallen him.†   (source)
  • Sir, I cannot be delivered of him, said she, for with me he rideth maugre mine head: God would that ye should put him from me, other to slay him an ye may, for he is an unhappy knave, and unhappily he hath done this day: through mishap I saw him slay two knights at the passage of the water; and other deeds he did before right marvellous and through unhappiness.†   (source)
  • "So then, señora," said Sancho, "no other mishap has befallen you, nor was it jealousy that made you leave home, as you said at the beginning of your story?"†   (source)
  • Then all aloud cried Accolon unto all the knights and men that were then there gathered together, and said to them in this manner, O lords, this noble knight that I have fought withal, the which me sore repenteth, is the most man of prowess, of manhood, and of worship in the world, for it is himself King Arthur, our alther liege lord, and with mishap and with misadventure have I done this battle with the king and lord that I am holden withal.†   (source)
  • The first time, an enchanted Moor that there is in it gave me sore trouble, nor did Sancho fare well among certain followers of his; and last night I was kept hanging by this arm for nearly two hours, without knowing how or why I came by such a mishap.†   (source)
  • "No more of that: pluck strength out of weakness, Sancho, as I mean to do," returned Don Quixote, "and let us see how Rocinante is, for it seems to me that not the least share of this mishap has fallen to the lot of the poor beast."†   (source)
  • "And yet thine, Sancho," replied Don Quixote, "ought to be used to such squalls; but mine, reared in soft cloth and fine linen, it is plain they must feel more keenly the pain of this mishap, and if it were not that I imagine—why do I say imagine?†   (source)
  • Adventure-seeking doth he go Up rugged heights, down rocky valleys, But hill or dale, or high or low, Mishap attendeth all his sallies: Love still pursues him to and fro, And plies his cruel scourge—ah me!†   (source)
  • It is true they are not so low that they have any reason to be ashamed of their condition, but neither are they so high as to remove from my mind the impression that my mishap comes of their humble birth.†   (source)
  • If our mishap were one of those that are cured with a couple of plasters, it would not be so bad; but I am beginning to think that all the plasters in a hospital almost won't be enough to put us right.†   (source)
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