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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Misfortune  \Mis*for"tune\,  n. 
  Bad  fortune  or  luck;  calamity;  an  evil  accident;  disaster; 
  mishap;  mischance. 
  Consider  why  the  change  was  wrought,  You  'll  find  his 
  misfortune,  not  his  fault.  --Addison. 
  Syn:  Calamity;  mishap;  mischance;  misadventure;  ill;  harm; 
  disaster.  See  {Calamity}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Misfortune  \Mis*for"tune\,  v.  i. 
  To  happen  unluckily  or  unfortunately;  to  miscarry;  to  fail 
  [Obs.]  --Stow. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  unnecessary  and  unforeseen  trouble  [syn:  {bad  luck}] 
  2:  an  unfortunate  state  resulting  from  unfavorable  outcomes 
  [syn:  {bad  luck},  {ill  luck}]  [ant:  {good  fortune},  {good 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  MISFORTUNE,  n.  The  kind  of  fortune  that  never  misses. 

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