[ UK /ʌnlˈʌkili/ ]
  1. by bad luck
    alas, I cannot stay
    unfortunately it rained all day
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How To Use unluckily In A Sentence

  • Unluckily for his peace of mind, the young subaltern dressed at his father's house, and, not being used to the splendid paraphernalia of the Blues 'uniform, he omitted to put on his aiguillette. Collections and Recollections
  • Jim's father wanted to invest his own father's fortune in the business, which unluckily went by the board.
  • He provided the room for Murray to have a pot for goal from close range, the centre forward's shot unluckily hammering off the crossbar and going safe.
  • For two hours after our arrival, Mr.C. displayed a good deal of his brilliant conversation, when he was listened to with surprise and delight by the whole circle; but at this time, unluckily, Lady ” was announced, when Mrs. Hannah, from politeness, devoted herself to her titled visitant, while the little folks retired to a snug window with one or two of the Misses More, and there had their own agreeable converse. Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey
  • She flicked back her long blond hair, which now looks, unluckily, like long white hair.
  • Talking on radio in midweek, he made the point that there was no problem in administering the drugs in question out of competition and made the comparison to an athlete unluckily testing positive after using a cough bottle.
  • The jaw of the walrus is the least regular, and the incisors are generally wanting, especially in the full-grown animal; for it appears they lose them very young, as you lost your milk teeth, only, unluckily for the walrus, his never grow again. The History of a Mouthful of Bread And its effect on the organization of men and animals
  • 'No danger now,' saith the gunner, 'but begone, for there are five more charging,' which was true; for two hours after those cannons were discharged, and unluckily killed our cannoneer and matross. William Lilly's History of His Life and Times From the Year 1602 to 1681
  • He shivered at the thought of unluckily striking one, the animal's wide-eyed pain. THE LAST RAVEN
  • Jim's father wanted to invest his own father's fortune in the business, which unluckily went by the board.
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