How To Use Unhappily In A Sentence

  • They play urban refugees - an unhappily married man and a coffee-shop girl burdened by her ill father - on the threshold of potential love.
  • However, even the wisdom of a political boss is not infallible, and despite the succulent graces of the barbecue numbers of the ascetic and jeans-clad elder worthies, though fed to repletion, collogued unhappily together among the ox-teams and canvas-hooded wagons on the slope, commenting sourly on the frivolity of the dance. Una Of The Hill Country 1911
  • Unhappily, we fear that such a consummation is still far distant. Disunion in the United States
  • And one would expect, therefore, that a progressive and systematically thoughtful government would move heaven and earth to rescue the nation from the carnage which AIDS is taking, and unhappily, that is not the case, although in every other country in southern Africa I have visited, they are moving heaven and earth to turn things around. CNN Transcript Sep 9, 2006
  • Happily or unhappily, depending on which way you view it, the blonde in question is likely to be the company's yet-to-be-launched new brew - an oak-aged pale ale.
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  • While many happy human-animal relationships have begun with pet shop animals, there are many others which have ended unhappily.
  • At this point I am taking a coffee break as I retch once again at the thought of whale blubber sitting unhappily in my oesophagus.
  • Gluttony, Orson Welles once said ruefully, is not a secret vice and unhappily the solution to weight loss is also blindingly obvious - whatever you eat, eat less.
  • The story ended unhappily for all parties concerned: Harris was disgraced and his reputation exploded, but the forgers were also hounded out of Australia.
  • Disturbed by Lewis's examination of her newborn, the heifer mooed unhappily.
  • The Devil is unhappily dead, in that international bibliopolic province, and little hope of his reviving for some time; whereupon this is what Squire Appleton does. The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol. I
  • Unhappily, there was one man in the present first class who had managed to remain in the Academy in spite of conduct which would have "bilged Peggy Stewart: Navy Girl at Home
  • I promise you the effects he writes of succeed unhappily; as of unnaturalness between the child and the parent; death, dearth, dissolutions of ancient amities; divisions in state; menaces and maledictions against king and nobles; needless diffidences, banishment of friends, dissipation of cohorts, nuptial breaches, and I know not what. Act I. Scene II. King Lear
  • Unhappily, Barzun's text goes on to page 802; some of the engagingness poops out when he hits the 1960s and the culture hits the skids. A Real-Life Renaissance Man
  • Unhappily, he had done no more than pay lip service to their views.
  • Unhappily, most of the new shows with women in leading roles—NBC's poorly scripted resurrection of the British hit "Prime Suspect," or ABC's inane remake of "Charlie's Angels," for example—offer little more than overcompensating caricatures of the fairer sex in an era of stiletto-heeled "postfeminism. A Marriage of Heaven and Hollywood
  • Launcelot thrang in the thick of the press; and as they were unarmed he smote them and wist not whom that he smote, and so unhappily they were slain. Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table
  • But wouldn't they rather see you happily unmarried than unhappily married?
  • Unhappily the 15,000 spectators on the first day of the August spectacular only caught a glimpse of them.
  • On May 23rd, unhappily, the little boy died.
  • Thanks, Simon for your thoughtful, even impassioned, comment – it’s never too late to hear from someone such as yourself who has been at the forefront (one can’t say ‘cutting edge’ anymore, unhappily) of developments in communicative methodology and materials writing for so many years. S is for “Strategies” « An A-Z of ELT
  • It looks unhappily as if the high-minded director and her main character are dipping a quivering toe in the waters of non-PC sexuality.
  • Sometimes, indeed, a whole tragedy grows out of a single gesture; the tone in which a few words were spoken rends a whole life in two; a glance into indifferent eyes is the deathblow of the gladdest love; and, unhappily, such gestures and such words were only too familiar to A Woman of Thirty
  • 'I've made a big mistake,' she said unhappily.
  • Philpot's cornet, and awaited their "unsuspecting victim," as the phrase unhappily, and with too much truth, goes. The Tithe-Proctor The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two
  • Don't you recognize me?" he called unhappily as he was pulled away. Reiffeins Choice
  • I will supply what evidence we have, what reports we have honestly, and then happily leave it or unhappily leave it to the Council.
  • Both single people and unhappily married people report poorer health than peo-ple who are happily married or partnered.
  • Down to Santiago, where a telegram waited him from the Emperor of Brazil announcing his election to the Acadèmie des Sciences de l'Institut de France, a great honor about which Agassiz remarks: The distinction unhappily is usually a brevet of infirmity, or at least of old age, and in my case it is to a falling house that the diploma is addressed. Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz
  • One newspaper headlined the denouement thus: ‘Piano Man Saga Ends Unhappily’.
  • After all that excitement the day was bound to end unhappily.
  • Unhappily, she was not able to complete the course.
  • The thought of her honor, so carefully guarded, and so unhappily lost, was torture to her; but the worst was her fear that her lover had broken his word to her, which she did not believe he could ever have done unless he loved some fairer lady, and in doting fondness had suffered her to extort the secret from him. The Heptameron of Margaret, Queen of Navarre
  • She glanced toward the floor and her expression tightened unhappily. Tran Siberian
  • Inevitably it ends unhappily, with yet more vicious squabbling in the boardroom. Times, Sunday Times
  • Cath said unhappily, thumbing a fresh derm against her wrist. Wonder Woman and the Lasso of Truth
  • Folding the blasted wings back to where they were, I grumbled unhappily.
  • Unhappily-married Cape Town journalist Toni Balser finds true love against a backdrop of gruesome township violence.
  • There is an unreadiness for pain and death, and that contrasts so unhappily with the realism and hope the New Testament writers inculcated in their readers to prepare them to leave this world in peace when their time came.
  • The Church of England was established when the unhappily married Henry VIII wanted to marry a nubile minx named Anne Boleyn.
  • He was dealing with the stress of the flat-share by unhappily binge-drinking every weekend. Times, Sunday Times
  • The woman who knits is thinking sadly of the glad days of peace, now unhappily gone by, when she was so sure it was her duty to bring children into the world. In Times Like These
  • The gulfs that separate the three families, however, do not prevent their children from intermarrying, for the most part unhappily.
  • Unhappily, the latter is the more vivid and unreasoning sentiment when once aroused.
  • Unhappily, it seemed Benbow had overestimated both the readiness of the liberal families to allow the workers to help themselves to their cattle and the enthusiasm of the workers for taking it. In praise of… a grand national holiday | Editorial
  • Depending on your point of view, this is either a dewy-eyed romantic tale about two former lovers or a story about an unhappily married man looking to have sex with an old girlfriend.
  • Unhappily, one barrel inevitably discharged before the other causing the cannonballs either to describe an irregular and unpredictable trajectory or, worse, to whip around in a potentially fatal fashion.
  • Time Warner stock isn’t moving for a reason (he said unhappily since he still owns the shit-on-a-certificate): cable will shrink v. the internet; magazines are stagnant; aol is hot again only compared to how deathly cold it was … iAds « BuzzMachine
  • He walked unhappily towards the house.
  • We all make mistakes and if people in everyday life were to take as serious a view of our errors as young cricketers do of umpires' decisions I am afraid we should be somewhat unhappily situated.
  • Unhappily, such good luck is rare.
  • Great love stories always need a fly in the ointment, and the vast majority end unhappily. Times, Sunday Times
  • On May 23rd, unhappily, the little boy died.
  • Rosalind unhappily appeared for the dreaded occasion clad in her finest queenly garments, a gown of rich ivory edged with gold brocade and pearls.
  • Unhappily, the history taught to our children has suffered the same fate as their mathematics or their grammar.
  • ‘The other international students don't take me seriously any more,’ he noted unhappily.
  • After it failed in the early 1990s, the bidders - leading Torontonians all of them - simpered unhappily for the rest of the decade until a bid could be stitched together in the late 1990s for the 2008 summer Olympics.
  • If you count your future on luck and chance, you are likely to be unhappily disappointed. Dr T.P.Chia 
  • They grumbled unhappily, tripping over the hems of their deep lavender gowns marking them as chambermaids, and remained blissfully unaware.
  • Devil is unhappily dead, in that international bibliopolic province, and little hope of his reviving for some time; whereupon this is what Squire Appleton does. The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol. I
  • I can't even really tell what Santeria is," said Kate unhappily. CIRCLE OF THREE: BOOK 10: MAKING THE SAINT
  • The objurgation of David Deans, however well meant, was unhappily timed. The Heart of Mid-Lothian
  • He was unhappily married, bored with parish duties and ill-equipped to climb the ecclesiastical greasy pole, but his talents were finally being recognised.
  • He was, naturally enough, exceedingly put out, and vexed; and unhappily betook himself to a neighbouring tavern for 'spirituous' solacement -- a very rare thing, let me add, for him to do. Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 459 Volume 18, New Series, October 16, 1852
  • Unhappily, habits which may have had some virtue in times of scarcity became vices in times of relative abundance.
  • The quality of his successor’s concerns us here and now – and unhappily is becoming all too evident. Does This Administration Have a “Reset” Button?
  • This, unhappily and unfortunately, is nonsense.
  • 'I've made a big mistake,' she said unhappily.
  • I've felt so alone… Everybody I know is happily single, unhappily single with no options or happily hitched.
  • She shoveled food onto her plate, inhaling the scents of chicken and ribs happily, then piling vegetables on twice as unhappily.
  • And local authorities conceded unhappily that they were bound by the territory's Basic Law on business matters.
  • In that same way, a true and meaningful connection felt between two people, even if it ends unhappily, is a miracle. A Conversation with Meg Mullins
  • Unhappily, viewed from Moscow, this has issued in a relationship more neglectful of Russian national interests.
  • they were unhappily married
  • He declined it on the score of being full, and that by Christmas the subject would be 'passé,' which it cannot be, for the subject, unhappily, is going on, and the problem won't be solved, this long while, at least, of 'Modern Scepticism and Modern Belief.' Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle
  • Professor Albeit is about a professor who wants to be a magician but is unhappily stuck teaching mathematics, till he bumps into a beautiful woman.
  • Professor Albeit is about a professor who wants to be a magician but is unhappily stuck teaching mathematics, till he bumps into a beautiful woman.
  • WedLock, as it's coyly named, is a new type of casualty insurance that gives the unhappily married policyholder a payout after he or she is unhitched.
  • The Duke's power over Sylvia and lack of concern for her wishes means that she must live unhappily or behave unchastely.
  • I promise you, the effects he writes of succeed unhappily; as of unnaturalness between the child and the parent; death, dearth, dissolutions of ancient amities; divisions in state, menaces and maledictions against king and nobles; needless diffidences, banishment of friends, dissipation of cohorts, nuptial breaches, and I know not what. King Lear
  • I am contextless, unhappily spinning in the vacuum of my own indolence. LOVE YOU MADLY
  • For all that it kept up with the game by operating a pan-Scotland chain and by selling books on the internet, the firm was in a state of gentle decline which was unhappily all too obvious to its customers.
  • Depending on your point of view, this is either a dewy-eyed romantic tale about two former lovers or a story about an unhappily married man looking to have sex with an old girlfriend.
  • Clearly, such antics could very easily have ended unhappily. Times, Sunday Times
  • Unhappily for many people here, it is also famous for being featured on lists of good places to go "dogging" - that is, to have sex in public, sometimes with partners you have just met online, so that others can watch. NYT > Home Page
  • Unhappily, many excellent writers as well have used their gift of style to publish the praise of stylelessness. The Art of Letters
  • The landmark show — currently nominated for a Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program — has always been about unhappily marrieds. Divorce Court Makes Judgment Call with New Format
  • 'but, unhappily, though there is very little drunkenness, there is a great deal of what is called "pegging" -- an intermittent kind of tippling which goes on all day long, beginning very early and ending very late. The Golden Calf
  • Walking steadily, with long periods when he did not think, but stared at the dusty stars or the shaky, ill-lighted old houses, he alined her every fault, unhappily rehearsed every quarrel in which she had been to blame, his lips moving as he emphasized the righteous retorts he was almost certain he had made. The Trail of the Hawk A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life
  • At the square end of the horse-shoe, so to speak, stretched the imposing canvas screen, painted in a most elaborate style, by the hand of some artist whose name unhappily has not been preserved for the benefit of posterity. Wilton School or, Harry Campbell's Revenge
  • Do the unhappily married ever dare pause to think of the real mate of each, lost somewhere in the wide world, perhaps going about, ever seeking, seeking, perhaps greatly mismated and equally unhappy? At Home with the Jardines
  • Averagely attractive, generally assumed to be gay, though he isn't, he seems unhappily doomed to heterosexual singlehood.
  • Unhappily the savings banks are obliged to invest their deposits in state bonds and in first-class hypothecary loans, while the post-office bank invests deposits in loans to the Communes and to the provinces; the former, therefore, are not available in the manufacturing industries and in agriculture. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent
  • Unhappily, such good luck is rare.
  • For how canyon prevent from coming to the city, a youth, full of fire and curiosity, and in search of gayety, which he does not know, to be artificial only, and which he thinks he sees floating above every city, and which, unhappily is not to be found in the country! Quebec of Yesterday and Quebec of Tomorrow
  • Unhappily this perception was reinforced by reports of police failing to respond to emergency calls.
  • Waking unhappily and hearing eleven o'clock strike, he wondered at Ellie's voice at his father's bedroom door.
  • Unhappily, I dropped my newspaper -- it fell under the Frenchmen's table; instead of calling the garcon, I was foolish enough to stoop for it myself. Pelham — Volume 01
  • Unhappily for Mr Miliband, though that summary is accurate enough, it also wholly fails to convey how this 6000 word clunker of a speech came across in reality. The Economist: Daily news and views
  • Unhappily it was in the military province only that Napoleon could realise this idea of his, being forced to fight for himself the while: before he got it tried to any extent in the civil province of things, his head by much victory grew light (no head can stand more than its quantity); and he lost head, as they say, and became a selfish ambitionist and quack, and was hurled out; leaving his idea to be realised; in the civil province of things, by others! Paras. 1-24
  • Unhappily for titular lead Kevin James and his fellow cast members, I suspect the highest and lowest beasts on the food chain would review the very hindquarters off it, in a wild and vengeful feeding frenzy, fiercely brandishing every last claw, tusk, talon and tooth. Zookeeper is a strange animal - a kids' movie for none of the family
  • Unhappily, the argument rides on the back of some startling oversimplifications, exaggerations and elisions.
  • But his enthusiasm for missionary work never abated -- his central idea was the reasonableness and demonstrability of Christian doctrine -- and unhappily he was, at last, stoned to death by the inhabitants of Bugiah (in Algeria) in 1315. 12 Alchemy: Ancient and Modern
  • They were very unhappily married but kept up appearances for the sake of their children.
  • But the incident ended unhappily. SPICE: The History of a Temptation
  • While everyone around him is in a committed relationship, he continues to find himself either unhappily involved or single all together.
  • Lauriston was gone to England as plenipo, to end the dread contest without new effusion of blood: but Paris, like London, teems with hourly false reports, and this intelligence, unhappily, was of the number. The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay — Volume 3
  • And then, as the fiend is ever ower busy wi brains like mine, that are subtle beyond their use and station, I was unhappily permitted to add --- ` But they might be brought to think themselves sae sibb as no Christian law will permit their wedlock. '' ' The Antiquary
  • Happily and unhappily poverty is not abolishable: "The poor ye have always with you" is a sentence that can never become unintelligible. The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays 1909
  • They're kind of like an unhappily married couple, actually.
  • I screech, and Aryan, who was napping at the foot of my bed, bolts up, yowls unhappily at me, and stampedes down the hall.
  • They play urban refugees - an unhappily married man and a coffee-shop girl burdened by her ill father - on the threshold of potential love.
  • He lives in the smartest house in the area, and is unhappily married to the beautiful Solema, a teacher of radical views and adulterous instincts.
  • He and Ann, pausing unhappily outside in the hall, tiptoeing on the threadbare rug, could hear nothing from inside.
  • I will, however, play my part with my pistols in the approaching melley, in respect my carabine unhappily remains at A Legend of Montrose
  • I don't have your imagination," King said unhappily.
  • If you count your future on luck and chance, you are likely to be unhappily disappointed. Dr T.P.Chia 
  • But, unhappily, Government would not re-enforce Johnston -- even to the very limited extent it might; and Mr. Davis promoted Pemberton to a lieutenant-generalcy and sent him to Vicksburg. Four Years in Rebel Capitals An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death
  • After all that excitement the day was bound to end unhappily.
  • Unfortunately, Langevin was married - unhappily, but nonetheless married.
  • Lashed with a rubber band, kenneled unhappily in my briefcase, the haphazard stack daily became more dog-eared. Steve Leveen: Becoming Bilingual in a Flash: Learning Language The New Way, Part II
  • Alternatively, privatizers can unhappily admit that future stock returns will be much lower than they have been claiming.
  • You'll probably end up increasingly unhappily married for at least six years. Times, Sunday Times
  • There is a certain kind of joyless middle-aged woman, either single or unhappily married, who absolutely embodies this theory.
  • And characteristics desired at earlier times for fighting and baiting purposes were exaggerated so that the unfortunate dog became unhappily abnormal.
  • The dog, a small golden retriever, stood unhappily, her head low.
  • All this fum, my Lord, is a lofs really fuftained by the nation, in con - fequence of that habit for idlenefs and tip - pling, which is produced and kept up among the lower clals of the people, in all the countries where fo many tippling-houfes are unhappily licenfed. Three national grievances : the increase of taxes, the hardship of unequal taxation, and the continual rise of the poor's rates : with the causes and remedies of these evils : humbly submitted to the consideration of the legislature : in a letter to t
  • This loss is the more to be lamented, because the heir to his fortunes is unhappily not the heir to his graces.

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