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mishap
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Definition an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate; or bad luck
  • We tripped while roller skating, but survived to laugh at the mishap.
  • No other ship mishap reported in area on that day, so ship-ship collision unlikely.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • And Severus, be very careful, they may not take kindly to your appearance after George Weasley's mishap — " Snape turned at the door.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Some mishap had left one leg stiff.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • THAT LITTLE MISHAP GOT ME IN A BIT OF TROUBLE AT home.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • That direful mishap was at the bottom of his temporary recluseness.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Were all Helen's actions to be governed by a tiny mishap, such as may happen to any young man or woman?
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • But going straight, without mishap or losing our way, we shall take three or four marches, I expect.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • I just wish we'd have one little mishap.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • 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.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • 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.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • Perhaps their financial mishap has driven them to seek solace in alcohol and daytime television.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • This was a discordant note in the harmony of the house, which they had managed to overlook without mishap.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • I should like to know if Mr. Fogg foresaw this mishap in his programme!
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Our travellers having remounted their horses, arrived in town without encountering any new mishap.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • 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.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • I was afraid afterwards that you might have met with any mishap?
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • The ferryboats crossed the wide river without mishap, and the party from Boston stepped out onto the shore at Wethersfield.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • 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.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • 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.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist

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