adverse fortune

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Robert had tried to hold his place in the world, but adverse fortune kept him down.
But I have no sympathy with the purely selfish pleasure which some men appear to derive from dwelling on the minute anatomy of their own feelings, under the pr essure of adverse fortune.
Monsieur, all that you tell me is true; I believe that no one has suffered in the affections of the heart so much as you have; but you are a man too great by reason of intelligence, and too severely tried by adverse fortune not to allow for the weakness of the soldier who suffers for the first time.
Powel's and Walden's, and were approaching Cumberland mountain when this adverse fortune overtook us.
Several English gentlemen there, being sensible of my adverse fortune, and touched with human sympathy, generously offered a friendly supply for my wants, which I refused, with many thanks for their kindness; adding, that I never expected it would be in my power to recompense such unmerited generosity.
From that disastrous moment the infection of his own adverse fortune spreads to his sister.
Vettori significantly points out how in Berto's literary landscape il male includes physical illness, ethical discomfort, social injustice, and adverse fortune.
And despite his joy at Raith's rise, the one-time Rangers midfielder expressed his sympathy for Airdrie's adverse fortune.