1. marked by or promising bad fortune
    their business venture was doomed from the start
    an ill-starred romance
    an ill-fated business venture
    the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons
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How To Use ill-fated In A Sentence

  • Authorities are conducting a battery of tests on the ill-fated Ethan Allen to try and determine why the boat capsized on Lake George.
  • The Senator, for example, famously made an ill-fated effort to discredit him.
  • Those who made it on the ill-fated planes were ticketed passengers but some apparently used aliases, officials said.
  • In 1956 he moved to South Africa to what was to be an ill-fated attempt at studying medicine in Cape Town.
  • Hopes of completing the nation's first memorial to the ill-fated HMAS Sydney could rest on the wings of a solid silver seagull.
  • It sparked a diplomatic incident when the ill-fated ship docked in Gibraltar leading to Spain closing its border with the Rock to ensure the virulent virus did not spread.
  • Attie, who served as chief speechwriter to Al Gore during the ill-fated 2000 campaign and who wrote many of the key Santos episodes of the West Wing, put in a call to Obama aide David Axelrod.
  • Grandmaster Melle Mel was so enamoured of the idea of a black president he recorded Jesse to boost Jesse Jackson's ill-fated run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984.
  • Of course, yes, the ill-fated visitor, the peripatetic guest.
  • According to Davenant, in 1639 Suckling spent the colossal sum of £12,000 on equipping "100 very handsome proper young men, whom he clad in white doublets and scarlett breeches, and scarlet coates, hatts, and . . . feathers" to lend military support to the king's ill-fated advance against the first Scottish rebellion, one episode in the long period of conflict. Pens at the Ready
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