bad fortune

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And to define the matter roughly, we may say that the proper magnitude is comprised within such limits, that the sequence of events, according to the law of probability or necessity, will admit of a change from bad fortune to good, or from good fortune to bad.
Is it not written above, that, for our family, all good fortune and all bad fortune shall eternally come from France?
But soon regaining his naturally firm voice, he continued: "His bad fortune is the true reason of my being here, for it would never do to abandon such a boy to the Hurons.
In effect, sir," pursued the nephew, "I believe it to be at once your bad fortune, and my good fortune, that has kept me out of a prison in France here.
But before that time we shall be ready with the money; and even though we were not, it would be a bad fortune indeed to find so merciless a creditor in his successor.
I divined that you would become mine, count," replied Morrel; "besides, as I had the honor to tell you, heroism or not, sacrifice or not, that day I owed an offering to bad fortune in recompense for the favors good fortune had on other days granted to us.
Families have a special dinner on New Year's Eve and clean their houses to sweep away any bad fortune on New Year's Day.
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Meanwhile, he called on Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to cut ties with Iran and Israel, enemies of Arab nations, warning him of facing a bad fortune as a result of adopting such a policy.
Win the lot and it will take a horrendous dose of bad fortune to prevent Scotland grabbing a play-off place.
THEY say that good and bad fortune even themselves out over the course of a season.
DRAMA There's a triple dose of bad fortune for our dashing hero, played by Aidan Turner.