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.
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  • 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
  • And so the ill-fated addle-brained Harmons end up quasi-happily ever after in the hereafter. Roush Review: American Horror Story Finale
  • Could this be Hunter, who had somehow survived his first ill-fated trip and was now returning on a second mission to the city? THE ANCIENT AND SOLITARY REIGN
  • As PT noted earlier, an OPRA request netted considerable information about the ill-fated information technology deal that began outside the purview of the Council and expended considerable amounts of taxpayer dollars -- yours, dear reader -- before running off the rails upon the departure of the previous City Administrator, Carlton McGee. QuadTech: 6-Figure Contract-less Deal
  • an ill-fated business venture
  • Woven through several two- to six-minute selections (ideal for downloading from iTunes, yet cherished by violin fans) is the theme of night in multiple manifestations: The title track, a song by Claude Debussy; "Nocturne," by the ill-fated Lili Boulanger, who died at the age of 24; moonlight (Debussy's beloved "Clair de lune"); and dreams (Gabriel Fauré's wistful "Après un rêve," which Ms. Jansen plays with tender yearning). Busy Violinist Seeks Balance
  • The leadership's consistent flirting with disaster – whether it is famine, the ill-fated foray into supposed electoral politics in 2005, or the misadventures in Somalia – provides a clear image of a ruling party holding a nation in an extricable iron grip. When Doves Cry: US-backed Ethiopian regime imprisons opposition
  • Wickersham Land Torpedo (1917) - Another ill-fated warbot, this one was startlingly close in looks to the PackBots of today, with its two tank treads. Gizmodo
  • A few pale figures were to be distinguished at the accustomed resort at the Tuileries; they wondered wherefore the islanders should approach their ill-fated city -- for in the excess of wretchedness, the sufferers always imagine, that their part of the calamity is the bitterest, as, when enduring intense pain, we would exchange the particular torture we writhe under, for any other which should visit a different part of the frame. III.4
  • Their original plan had been to emigrate to Lyme Regis, but an ill-fated pregnancy and the First World War intervened.
  • In 1942, at the age of only 21, he was a radio operator on a small minesweeper on one of the ill-fated arctic convoys and was on one of the few ships to make it through to Archangel. A letter to … my Russian half-brother
  • Ponting hauled his cinematograph camera on to the Terra Nova in 1910 and tagged along for a while on Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition. Tonight's TV Highlights: Carpool | Great White Silence | Sons Of Anarchy; Breaking Bad | National Television Awards | Michel Roux's Service | Posh And Posher: Why Public School Boys Rule Britain
  • Meanwhile, his ill-fated final voyage was a sign that England was not yet ready for the big leagues.
  • Two Plexiglas dioramas of a boat on storm-tossed seas depicted Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated South Pole expedition of 1914.
  • And the anchor of the ill-fated vessel leans against the Visitor's Centre at Port Campbell.
  • As recovery teams search for parts of the ill-fated plane, families of the victims grieved.
  • Early adopters of electronic storage now find that their data is stuck on obsolete formats — the National Air and Space Museum in D.C. has a whole bunch of photographs stored on videodisc, that ill-fated 1980s-era forerunner of the DVD, for example. The Revenge of Paper
  • LEON HARRIS, CNN ANCHOR: Britain says the Russian government has now ask for help in the rescue mission of that ill-fated nuclear submarine, Kursk, which is on the bottom of the Barents Sea. CNN Transcript - Breaking News: Russian Submarine Accident: British to Help in Rescue Mission - August 16, 2000
  • He'd got a hint that things hadn't been moving too well on that front since their ill-fated expedition to Stang Tarn. CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD
  • Cooking 420 with Chef Barry, which follows a scraggly, red-eyed foodie who's always trying to put his secret ingredient - "oregano" - into ill-fated dishes; Ben Meinhardt's The Clog
  • His 1993 book was a study in generalship, examining as it did Rommel's ill-fated effort to defend the Atlantic Wall.
  • The picture also provides a peek at embryonic stars that are forming within an ill-fated cloud of dust and gas, destined to be eaten away by the glare from the massive neighbor.
  • This opposition came to be known as the mujaheddin, and so began a campaign of murder and terror which, six months later, resulted in the Afghan government in Kabul requesting the help of the Soviet Union, resulting in an ill-fated military intervention which ended ten years later in an ignominious retreat of AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed
  • It's mere padding until the ill-fated scuba diving trip, where a miscount by the boat crew leads to Susan and Daniel resurfacing only to find they've been left behind.
  • One of the passengers on board the ill-fated "Metis" at the time of the disaster was an exceedingly nervous man, who, while floating in the water, imagined how his friends would acquaint his wife of his fate. Toasts and Forms of Public Address for Those Who Wish to Say the Right Thing in the Right Way
  • To forestall him, however, supporters of the fallen ministers in Paris were now planning a very different sort of coup: popular intervention on a scale not seen since the ill-fated Champ de Mars petition the year before.
  • The ill-fated aircraft later crashed into the hillside.
  • Ampatuan allegedly stopped the ill-fated convoy with dozens of police and pro-government militiamen.
  • Was it an ill-fated adventure from the start, or has Scotland's summer tour of New Zealand actually been a roaring success?
  • After the ill-fated attempt to drag it to Stonehenge, the notorious bluestone has finally reached its new home on the back of a lorry.
  • Hopes have been dashed for all 38 employees of the ill-fated car dealership DC Cook with the announcement that they are being made redundant.
  • Yes, that ill-fated Monday morning came to pass with many a tired groan.
  • In 1986, she starred in the title role in Trevor Nunn's film Lady Jane, about the ill-fated nine-day queen, Lady Jane Grey.
  • His devotion to the cause was illustrated during the national team's ill-fated Far East tour.
  • Yaroslavl Lokomotiv – The ill-fated elite Russian hockey team that was virtually wiped out in the crash of a three-engine Yak-42.
  • Capt Oates was part of the ill-fated Antarctic expedition with Captain Scott in 1910.
  • Ten days later the ill-fated invasion took place at the Bay of Pigs and Tad's byline was on the front page.
  • Their courtship had begun in the early days of his time at Parchman, just weeks after his ill-fated dabble in air piracy.
  • After a ten-hour coach trip, they found accommodation, dropped off their bags and began to relax on the ill-fated beach.
  • I mentioned long ago that I had some minor involvement with an ill-fated West End musical that included one of the first examples of full-frontal female nudity on the London stage.
  • Wembley was also where the daleks began their ill-fated invasion of earth (mostly flat, no staircases).
  • The flight recorders on the ill-fated planes, which are encased in titanium specifically to withstand catastrophic crashes, are apparently unrecoverable in this case, such was the enormity of the impact.
  • The assassin hovered less than an instant over the sleeper, as if to mark the interval between the ill-fated silver corslet, and the body which it was designed to protect, when, at the instant the blow was rushing to its descent, the Count Robert of Paris
  • The oilskin clothes, fur gloves and boots are replicas of the Burberry outfits Shackleton used in his ill-fated expedition to cross the Antarctic.
  • Subsequently his career was brought to an untimely close when, nine years after this period, as he was returning to the scene of his successes, he, in common with many others was drowned by the wreck of the ill-fated steamer Brother Jonathan. She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories
  • Nariman's daughter, sweet-tempered, warm hearted Roxana, is the only positive reminder of his ill-fated marriage.
  • Tillman was on his second tour of duty when he was killed in Afghanistan -- a victim of "fratricide," inadvertently killed by his own troops during an ill-fated expedition. Rory O'Connor: The Tillman Story -- Just Give Us Some Truth
  • A couple of months back, some of you might recall, it was one Young Turk turned Old Guard with an ill-fated article on international SF, a Caesar of dubious pontification that met a Senate of aggravated responses. New BSC Review Column
  • After the ill-fated attempt to drag it to Stonehenge, the notorious bluestone has finally reached its new home on the back of a lorry.
  • Just as this ill-fated man appeared at the culminating point of his professional fortunes, he had the imprudence to proclaim himself not only an enthusiastic advocate of mesmerism as a curative process, but an ardent believer of the reality of somnambular clairvoyance as an invaluable gift of certain privileged organizations. A Strange Story — Complete
  • Then there are those who lost large amounts of money investing in ill-fated dot-com floats three years ago.
  • At the Palace Hotel, the consummation of a happy romance, strangely connected with the ill-fated Caspar, is about to be attained. THE PLAGUE SHIP
  • The most stunning demonstration of its unearthly spell occurs late in Pequod's ill-fated voyage, when the ship is illuminated by an eerie outburst of corposants in the midst of a violent squall.
  • In July 1627 Buckingham embarked upon his ill-fated expedition, which still further increased Charles I's financial embarrassments.
  • She was sent to England, where she foaled the Kingmambo filly, to be bred to the ill-fated Dubai Millennium.
  • Privatization broke up the state winery system first through ill-fated management/worker buyouts and then through state auctions of the assets.
  • This ill-fated attempt resulted in the death of several men under Pryor's command and forced the survivors to retreat downriver.
  • As Bulgakov, Jennings is reed-like, glistening with anxiety: the embodiment of febrility and ill-fated aspiration. Collaborators; Three Days in May; His Teeth – review
  • Mildmay stood for a moment, as one in a dream, watching the submergence of the ill-fated _Mercury's_ jib-boom end and fore-topgallant mast-head The Log of the Flying Fish A Story of Aerial and Submarine Peril and Adventure
  • The court in Palermo agreed with prosecutors that the chain of events that led to the crash began when a wrong part was installed in the ill-fated plane, a Franco-Italian ATR 72. Compare and contrast Captain Chesley Sullenberger and Captain Chafik Gharby
  • The anchor was raised some years ago near Boatstrand and has now been mounted on the pier with an appropriate plaque as a memorial to its ill-fated captain and crew.
  • In the end, la forza del destino is unavoidable and parrots die, Mathilde the horse dies, loved ones die and, of course, hundreds of thousands of Paraguayans die, the result of Lopez 'ill-fated fléching. Historical Fiction
  • Several of his films were shot in the US, including the ill-fated Hammett and the acclaimed Paris, Texas.
  • Ernest was madly impatient to be out in the world and doing, for our ill-fated First Revolt, that had miscarried in the Chicago Commune, was ripening fast. Chapter 21: The Roaring Abysmal Beast
  • He said the four doors of the ill-fated coach were bolted though he could not say whether they were closed from inside or outside.
  • The venture is an update of an earlier ill-fated Take Back scheme which collected just 50,000 old mobiles last year.
  • It was John Tyler Morgan, everyone knew, who had worked longest and hardest for congressional support for the ill-fated Maritime Canal Company, who had been the author of several canal bills, who had done more to inform the public, heard more testimony, read more, asked more questions, and had more information on the entire subject of an interoceanic passage than any figure of either party. The Path Between the Seas
  • He had the makings of a hero... improbable perhaps, ill-fated perhaps, but a hero nonetheless. PASSION AND ILLUSION
  • The council managed funds for the ill-fated Beagle 2 mission to Mars.
  • As his life bounces from Brenda to Brenda in a series of ill-fated relationships, he shows no sign of learning anything from any of them.
  • Regina Ip, whose ill-fated drive to enact sweeping antisubversion legislation (known as Article 23) brought half a million demonstrators onto Hong Kong's streets back in 2003, is poised to garner the endorsement of several pro-Beijing parties in a bellwether Legislative Council by election scheduled for December. The Fall and Rise of Regina Ip
  • Quite where messing about became a full-blown profession he is hard put to say, but from life as a humble trimmer, he joined the ill-fated GBR America's Cup challenge where he ‘fell into navigating by accident’.
  • BT was carrying billions of pounds of debt from a number of ill-fated overseas ventures at the time, and was in dire need of treatment.
  • If the banks opt to pull the rug from under the ill-fated project, it will go into liquidation.
  • At one table sat a gentleman of the name of Faversham, who had ridden on the previous night in that ill-fated camisado that should have resulted in the capture of Cromwell at Spetchley, but which, owing to a betrayal -- when was a Stuart not betrayed and sold? The Tavern Knight
  • Two Plexiglas dioramas of a boat on storm-tossed seas depicted Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated South Pole expedition of 1914.
  • Taking the holiday a tad more seriously, although with such a high camp threshold it tends to inspire giggles more than shrieks (especially whenever the rubber-suited ghoul appears), FX's American Horror Story (10/9c) kicks off an above-par two-parter featuring a very lively Zachary Quinto as the bitchier half of the ill-fated gay couple who lived in the "Murder House" just prior to the unhappy Harmons. Matt's Guide to Wednesday TV: Halloween Hilarity and Horror, South Park and More!
  • I recognize the flowery smell from when I kissed her at the ill-fated party.
  • And his story of this ill-fated expedition in search of the inland sea is called Bright Planet.
  • He was responsible for the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign of 1915 which had features similar to the present day.
  • He joined the ill-fated 1917 anarcho-syndicalist uprising in Barcelona and then, at the age of 29, finally saw his ancestral homeland, arriving in St. Petersburg in 1919 to enlist with the Reds in Russia's civil war. The Revolutionary Novelist
  • In the latter case there seems to be more than a tint of historic bitterness, dating back to the ill-fated Supporters Club of seven seasons ago and more.
  • The Studio will be transformed into one of Harrogate's spookiest venues for the true story of an ill-fated Victorian family.

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