Phrases with "unfortunately"

Not unfortunately the universe is wildgame flavored as a hawk’s wing. Memories and Studies by William James

Charles Dickens His mother, the venerable Countess of Salisbury — who was, unfortunately for herself, within the tyrant’s reach — was the last of his relatives on whom his wrath fell. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Jane Austen But unfortunately my own nicety, and the nicety of my friends, have made me what I am, an idle, helpless being. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Baldwin Spencer A spirit, or Myormu,1 belonging to another district, unfortunately happened to be lurking about in search of mischief. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

E. T. A. Hoffmann One was a work of Goethe’s; unfortunately it is not known which work it was. Master Johannes Wacht by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Anthony Trollope But Lord Fawn unfortunately was a lord, unfortunately was a landlord, unfortunately was an Irish landlord. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

The two people concerned are unfortunately inaccessible to the general public and even to the ubiquitous pressman. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

George Gissing Arabella (the beauty’s baptismal name) unfortunately had two brothers; sisters, most happily, none. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

But distrust had unfortunately entered her mind. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Isabella Bird These remarks apply to a class, unfortunately a very numerous one, of the existence of which none are more painfully conscious than the good among the Americans themselves. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

But unfortunately the cove was the only possible landing place for miles; and from the steepness of the ravine I couldn’t make a circuit to avoid the houses. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

But unfortunately a kind of family-pride here gained an ascendant over him; and he began immediately to vie in splendour with the neighbouring country ‘squires. Fielding by Austin Dobson

Maria Edgeworth He had that look of conceit which unfortunately sometimes accompanies personal deformity, and which disgusts even Pity’s self. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

In his inmost heart he knew very well what his companion wanted; but, unfortunately for him, he did not see his way to get out of it. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

This circumstance, which naturally tends to draw the parents nearer, unfortunately in this instance set them further apart. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Anthony Trollope Would Lady George go with the Baroness to Aunt Ju? The servant had unfortunately just announced the brougham as being at the door. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope But, unfortunately for her husband’s parliamentary interests, she had not learned that the two things were connected together. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Charles Lamb But with the patient himself, the man that is to be cured, unfortunately their sound has seldom prevailed. Confessions of a Drunkard by Charles Lamb [1813]

Jules Verne And you too, Mr. Starr, must remain ignorant of nothing that concerns the child you have received, and whom Harry — unfortunately for him, alas! — drew from the abyss. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Joseph Furphy Late in the evening the maniac horresco referrens made a furious attack on the residence of Mr. G—— who was unfortunately absent at the time. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Anthony Trollope To boycott a man, or a house, or a firm, or a class of men, or a trade, or a flock of sheep, or a drove of oxen, or unfortunately a county hunt, had become an exact science, and was exactly obeyed. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Gissing The ground being her freehold, she can unfortunately do what she likes with it; the same with her personal property. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

James Payn And so it unfortunately turned out. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Anthony Trollope There was no room for an equipage of hearses and black coaches, the house was so unfortunately near to the churchyard. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Edith Wharton But unfortunately the long range of Aunt Lucilla’s memory often made it hit rather wide of the mark. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Anthony Trollope But unfortunately the Duke was also on the alert. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne That is one of our blessings, which our Lieutenant unfortunately does not share. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

E. F. Benson Then, unfortunately for the cause of the dissemination of useful knowledge, she caught sight of Elizabeth in the hall just outside with an open book in her hand, and smartly shut the Office door. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Anthony Trollope The squire and the doctor also met constantly; there were unfortunately many subjects on which they were obliged to meet. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope If he could only get a glass of wine! He tried the cellaret, which was as often open as locked, but now unfortunately it was closed. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Lewis Carroll But unfortunately — Shade of Newton!” he exclaimed, in sudden accents of terror. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

Olaf Stapledon This fundamentally downright and generous creature had unfortunately been educated in a puritanical tradition. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Sinclair Lewis They all called him “Reverend,” and told him that he was amazingly sound in doctrine for one so unfortunately well educated; and he stayed on, in a vacuum. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

G. K. Chesterton For we really devoted all our boyhood to one long argument, unfortunately interrupted by meal-times, by school-times, by work hours and many such irritating and irrelevant frivolities. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

D. H. Lawrence But unfortunately the old man died after he had been at Bailey Farm for a year. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

To cure the blindness I once tried rubbing in some blistering liquor behind my ear, but this unfortunately had been injured by the journey, and had lost its stimulating properties. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Monsieur Guillot, who stood it very well at first, unfortunately lost his temper. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Your coming has unfortunately revived its memory, but I trust this is the last time you will allude to it. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Jules Verne The breeze freshened considerably, and, unfortunately for us, hailed from the north- west. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Robert Louis Stevenson When Sir Walter Scott visited the Stones of Stennis, my grandfather put in his pocket a hundred-foot line, which he unfortunately lost. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Then he makes an effort: H’m! H’m! Oh yes — unfortunately — sorry to disappoint — my brother — made other arrangements — going himself. The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Joseph Furphy The error in the text unfortunately escaped observation. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

While yet young, unfortunately handsome, I was dragged into a snare. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

E. Phillips Oppenheim This evening a detective called on me to make one last attempt at getting me to talk about the Lambs. He unfortunately overheard our conversation on the telephone. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Wilkie Collins Being, unfortunately for myself, quite innocent of all suspicion, I read the letter. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

George Meredith He trotted back to a third appeal, and was, unfortunately for them, not caressed; he received reproaches from two forefingers directed straight at his reason. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Francis Bacon Neither is the nature of man so unfortunately built, as that those powers and arts should have force to disturb reason, and not to establish and advance it. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

George Gissing But unfortunately it’s quite true, Miss Milvain. I point the way, but I haven’t been able to travel it myself. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope But unfortunately there’s another man called Tifto, and when Tifto is in the ascendant then Silverbridge is apt to go a little astray. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle The sub-species of the human race to which you unfortunately belong has always been below my mental horizon. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

I was very much struck with the lace collar, it looked so real, but I unfortunately made the remark that there was something about the expression of the face that was not quite pleasing. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Caroline Lamb Gondimar unfortunately called at the moment when Calantha was most impatient and irritable. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Virginia Woolf But unfortunately St. John added, you couldn’t trust these foreigners — They were interrupted by sounds of strife at the further end of the table. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Kharáma, whom we both remember in his pride, unfortunately died last year. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Henry James He gave me a cold glance, wanting to know what had put Mrs. Saltram into my head, and I replied that she was unfortunately never out of it. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

Anthony Trollope Very early in life he had come from France to live in England, and had been placed in a cavalry regiment, which had, unfortunately for him, been quartered either in London or its vicinity. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

In the following story I am unfortunately able to give only the year and the month, for I have forgotten the date of the day, and I do not keep a diary. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Anthony Trollope It faces eastward, away from the Potomac — or rather from the main branch of the Potomac, and also unfortunately from the main body of the town. North America by Anthony Trollope

But unfortunately she was the children’s mother, and, for that, there’s no help. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

George Gissing It happened most unfortunately that Mr. Malkin was present, and he it was who began to speak of the Critical article — and other things. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Joseph Furphy I could get rid of it — along with much moral and mental virtue, unfortunately — possibly at the Runnymede swimming-hole, or failing that, at the place where the Lachlan had been. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

G. K. Chesterton But I think it is unfortunately certain that he did have a touch of it. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Robert Louis Stevenson But unfortunately for himself and all of us, he took counsel of his anger. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

This is, in part no doubt, one among the consequences of those very defects of character which so unfortunately limited his actual achievements. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Guy de Maupassan But unfortunately the fat woman got the better of it, and she was drubbing Mélie terribly. The Hole by Guy de Maupassan

G. K. Chesterton The prisoner was unfortunately the son of a great and distinguished family, the blot on the escutcheon of a noble, a generous and a philanthropic house. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Anthony Trollope They were away talking about love and pleasure, and those heart-throbbings in which her sister had so unfortunately been allowed to indulge. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

The Government, unfortunately for our pockets, were of a different opinion; they would have nothing to do with money exactions when human blood had to be avenged. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

But unfortunately the great midsummer storm — the most terrible of recent climatic disturbances — had filled the mosses and streams, and they found themselves unable to proceed by any direct road. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Anthony Trollope It is one of those cases in which, unfortunately publicity cannot be avoided. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton To me, unfortunately perhaps (for I speak merely of individual taste), a cat is a wild animal. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

D. H. Lawrence But unfortunately he has already dropped soup on it. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James But Newton isn’t a lady, unfortunately for him, to-day; and Sunday afternoon in this place, in this weather, alone ———!” “Yes, isn’t it awful?” — he was quite drawn to her. A Round of Visits by Henry James [1910]

But unfortunately the equation of science with common sense does not really hold good. Collected Essays by George Orwell

She says it was the violence of her aunt’s rage which killed her — a rage of which she unfortunately was the cause. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing And Miss Hood is unfortunately not able to remain at home. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

This figure is unfortunately in very bad condition. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Olaf Stapledon But unfortunately my mind won’t stay put. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing And unfortunately a great many of them were not of an honest kind; they would not bear exposing. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

His conviction actually affected the nerves of Sir Edward Law, the Home Secretary, who happened, unfortunately for himself, to be one of Sir Joseph’s oldest friends. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Wilkie Collins Finding business slack in London, it unfortunately occurred to me to try what I could do in the country. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Jane Austen Colonel Brandon, unfortunately for himself, had no such encouragement to think only of Marianne, and in conversing with Elinor he found the greatest consolation for the indifference of her sister. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

George Gissing Her lips, unfortunately never quite closed, betrayed faultless teeth. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope Her name was Agnes Pope. The other servant was an elderly woman, who had been in the house all her life, but was unfortunately deaf. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

But unfortunately the truth about atrocities is far worse than that they are lied about and made into propaganda. Looking back on the Spanish war by George Orwell [1942]

Henry Handel Richardson It had got abroad, he knew, that at whatever hour of the day or night he was sent for, he could be relied on to be sober; and that unfortunately was not always the case with some of his colleagues. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Louisa May Alcott But unfortunately Demi’s most unconquerable prejudice was against going to bed, and that night he decided to go on a rampage. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

But, unfortunately for himself—though very much the reverse for the well-to-do citizens of the capital in general—he had not confined himself to his legitimate business. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Anthony Trollope But things had gone with him most unfortunately — with a misfortune that had never been paralleled. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Leon Trotsky If Lenin gets on his feet before the congress, of which there is unfortunately little chance, he and I will discuss the matter together anew. My Life by Leon Trotsky

He moved forward then and said to me in his usual voice and with his usual smile that it would have been excellent advice but unfortunately I was one of those women who can’t be dismissed at will. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Virginia Woolf The remark sounded to his ears unfortunately conclusive, and he was afraid that there was nothing more to be said about Denham. He examined the tips of his fingers carefully. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Wilkie Collins After what has been already said about the injuries to his face, any recognisable personal description of him is, for the present, unfortunately out of the question. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Anthony Trollope But unfortunately for himself Mr. Harding had little of this self-reliance. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon But unfortunately the evil will in us can use the good will for its own ends, turning it subtly bad in us without our knowing what has happened. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Benjamin Disraeli The moon was unfortunately on the waters, and her cool, beneficent light reminded him, with disgust, of the hot, burning glare of the Baron’s saloon. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Charles Kingsley He went out driving with them this afternoon, whither I unfortunately know not. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

James Anthony Froude The path of duty is unfortunately not strewed with flowers at all. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Anthony Trollope And Dosett in the earlier spheres of his married life had unfortunately anticipated something of such comforts. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Tobias Smolle I unfortunately congratulated him on having such a pretty young gentleman to his son. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

G. K. Chesterton The phrase has unfortunately a false and pedantic sound. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

This unfortunately was no nightmare. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Monk is no fanatic; unfortunately he is a politician; he does not overflow, he keeps close together. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope His reasons for doing so had been stated very lately, and must unfortunately be repeated very soon, and he would not, therefore, now trouble the House with them. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

They tell me it is a pretty place, but, as you are aware, I unfortunately cannot see it, and my friend Codd here cannot talk to me about it?” He heaved a heavy sigh and then rose to depart. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Charles Dickens He’s, unfortunately for himself, a little too fond of drink, but he’s nothing worse. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

At the same time, his frequently recurring announcements of his desire to be brief have the effect of making his narrative appear to halt, and thus unfortunately defeat their own purpose. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Wilkie Collins She was a highly accomplished woman, greatly her husband’s superior in cultivation, and, unfortunately for herself, also his superior in years. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

D. H. Lawrence But unfortunately it is a complicated job to climb the stairs in unison. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope He is a degraded animal unfortunately placed almost above penalties by his wealth and rank. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Henry James Of course she didn’t dispute THEM: there they were; they were unfortunately on record, and, nothing was to be done about them but to — Mamie found it in truth at this point a little difficult. Mrs. Medwin by Henry James [1901]

Jules Verne The police were ignorant what had become of the detective, Fix, who had so unfortunately followed up a false scent. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Sigmund Freud I am unfortunately unable to show this in the case of the actual dream, but an example from another situation will make my meaning intelligible. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

With regard to the origin of this badge there is unfortunately a good deal of obscurity. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Henry James I’M unfortunately but a small farthing candle. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I dare say I could have been quite happy as Douglas Erwen’s wife, only, you see, unfortunately I am one of those women who never change. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Anthony Trollope And unfortunately there was half-a-dozen with him. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

But unfortunately the time had passed away, and the seeds had fallen. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

M. R. James Most unfortunately it turned out that, whether by Cooper’s fault or not, the plan had been the one thing forgotten the evening before. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

On her approach to the town she was unfortunately met by a furious mob, composed principally of fishermen and their wives, who seized upon her with the intention of swimming her. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Warmth of passion, and natural penetration, of which latter unfortunately both for himself and Antonia He possessed an ample share, supplied a knowledge of the arts of seduction. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Anthony Trollope Well as we have known each other, you have never found out how unfortunately soft I am. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

But unfortunately that or something like it is the case. Collected Essays by George Orwell

H. G. Wells The situation became irritating for everybody and unfortunately certain disagreements about diagnosis and treatment broke out among the physicians. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Wilkie Collins My name was unfortunately too well known on such documents: he failed to negotiate it. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

George Gissing They forget that we are a civilising power; unfortunately we are too much disposed to forget it ourselves. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Wilkie Collins Precious time has been lost, sir, through your unfortunately not being at home at half past ten last night. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Charles Kingsley He leaps from the abyss to the seventh heaven; but, unfortunately for the spectators, he leaps behind the scenes, and they are none the wiser. Alexander Smith and Alexander Pope by Charles Kingsley

But unfortunately the Shazli trouble was only one of a series. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Calms will come; unfortunately for the readers, happily for the read. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

I hear her aunt, Miss Loach, who was unfortunately murdered at Rexton, has left her six thousand a year. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

F. Scott Fitzgerald It costs money to have one — more money unfortunately than I possess. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope But unfortunately the ground was in its nature soft and deep, composed of red clay; and as the frost went and the wet weather came, mud became omnipotent and destroyed all prettiness. North America by Anthony Trollope

There has recently been much irregularity in the attendance of the clerks, and Mr. Perkupp, our principal, unfortunately choose this very morning to pounce down upon us early. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

The book has been most unfortunately rebound, and the work is badly strained in consequence — the back being entirely new; nevertheless it is in a wonderful state of preservation. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Anthony Trollope We didn’t find in Dillsborough Wood.” “I say we did find in Dillsborough Wood. We found a fox though unfortunately the poor brute was dead. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He had hitherto been very staunch on the subject, and had unfortunately thought that Imogene Docimer had been as firmly fixed in her determination. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens He told ’em that it did so unfortunately happen that the pony was half clipped, you see, and that he couldn’t be taken out in that state, for fear it should strike to his inside. The Holly-Tree by Charles Dickens [1855]

Marie Corelli And she is unfortunately much more alone now than she used to be — her mother’s death last year was a terrible blow to her. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Maria Edgeworth The play was, unfortunately for Ormond, a tragedy; and Le Kain was at Versailles. Ormond thought he understood French pretty well, but he did not comprehend what was going on. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope But unfortunately the terms of their compact had not been finally settled with reference to another heading. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

But unfortunately Mr. Blake, who had returned unexpectedly from Ireland, was among the audience, and was angered beyond all forgiveness by this premature début. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Then I’d unfortunately spilled them all out of the bottle just before the lights went out and I was waiting to see to be able to pick them up again. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

But unfortunately as there are proofs”— “Proofs! what proofs?” “The man who made this desperate defence wore a red cloak. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Those facts were unfortunately of the scantiest. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Isabella Bird But in most districts allegations concerning the rapacity and exactions of the provincial governors were universal, and there is unfortunately great reason for believing them well founded. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

George Borrow A boat was at length lowered, but the rudder was unfortunately not at hand, and only two oars could be procured, with which the men could make but little progress in so rough a sea. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

And unfortunately this was no more than the literal truth; she really could not bear it. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Karl Philipp Moritz This, in England it seems, is reckoned good eating, but, unfortunately for me, I could not touch a bit of it; I therefore invited my landlord to partake of it, and he indeed seemed to feast on it. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

This book was unfortunately attempted to be answered by one of our divines, who did not recollect that it is folly to play with fire, unless there be plenty of water at hand to extinguish it. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Wilkie Collins I am unfortunately alone in the house. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

E. F. Benson Imagining they (the dogs) would scarcely understand tacit insults, I unfortunately indulged in winking and making faces at the trio, and some turn of my physiognomy so irritated madam. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Anthony Trollope When he began, as unfortunately he did very early in his dealings with them, to open out his own views, he soon found that they had views also to open out. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Edgar Allan Poe Upon sight of it, the Ourang-Outang sprang at once through the door of the chamber, down the stairs, and thence, through a window, unfortunately open, into the street. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

James Payn But the first letter was unfortunately posted before the second was written; and the postmistress at Dalwynch positively refused to give it up, although I drove over there myself to request it. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Among my many other faults I unfortunately possessed that of an exceedingly hot temper, but from whom I inherited it I am quite unable to say. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

But unfortunately you get no further by merely wishing class-distinctions away. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Anthony Trollope The dean himself was at the time unfortunately absent at Oxford. And all the Bakers and the Jacksons were there. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy Fortunately or unfortunately for him he fell in love, and then went to Bombay. Since that time I have heard very little of him. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Walter Scott Hath blinded —” But Adam was able to proceed no farther, being himself unfortunately blinded by a stroke of the impatient youth’s switch across his eyes. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Anthony Trollope But unfortunately he was first allowed to hear it from another quarter. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anthony Trollope By this time Charley had half covered the half-sheet of foolscap which had been put before him, and here at the word ‘pay’ he unfortunately suffered a large blot of ink to fall on the paper. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard But unfortunately it is difficult to play the game of politics with the persons of young and lovely queens as though they were ivory effigies of themselves on a chessboard. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins While the maid was dressing me, I unluckily inquired if she had seen the Hindoo — and, hearing that she had, I still more unfortunately asked her to tell me what he was like. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Wilkie Collins I am unfortunately older than you are. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

George Gissing But unfortunately it’s true that I can’t be as light-spirited as I could wish. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Julian Hawthorne It unfortunately happened, however, that he was killed by an upset of his coach, away from home; and the vase remained sealed ever afterwards. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

Arthur Conan Doyle But unfortunately the power of accumulating knowledge and that of imparting it are two very different things, and the uninspired historian becomes merely the dignified compiler of an enlarged almanac. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Beauty unfortunately doesn’t count yet for promotion in the Force.” “Never mind, Inspector, it’ll come soon. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

And unfortunately — for Mr Lackersteen’s prosperity did not last — it was the ‘beastly’ that had predominated in her life. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope But unfortunately Sir Francis did see the paragraph; and, unfortunately also, he had not appreciated the wit of Miss Altifiorla’s letters. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

But unfortunately —” Was the man jesting, or was he in earnest? It was so hard to decide, that M. Segmuller and Lecoq were equally in doubt. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Thomas Hardy But I think when any one gets coupled up with a man in the past so unfortunately as you have done she ought to become his wife if she can, even if she were not the sinning party. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Isabella Bird But unfortunately a girl of twenty is too apt to look faded and haggard; and a woman who with us would be in her bloom at thirty, looks passée, wrinkled, and old. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Thomas Hardy But unfortunately two of the rooms were occupied permanently by a bachelor gentleman. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

E. Phillips Oppenheim When night time came my brother carried his bag into the room you had most unfortunately vacated, and began to undress. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Jane Austen But, unfortunately — in short, if your compassion does not stand my friend —” “Oh! you are too scrupulous, indeed you are,” cried Emma warmly, and taking her hand. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Anthony Trollope The blows, therefore, came now on his legs and now on his head; and Frank unfortunately got more than his five or six shies before he was interrupted. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Isabella Bird I unfortunately caught my foot in the pack of one and rolled it over, and as it disappeared in the snow its pack and saddle fell over its head and displayed the naked vertebræ of its poor back. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

It was during the debate on the Foreign Office vote that Stringham made his great remark that “the people of Crete unfortunately make more history than they can consume locally. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

F. Scott Fitzgerald She thought of playing sick, asking to be carried up — unfortunately she knew he would lay her on the couch and bring her whiskey. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jules Verne It is the chief work of my life; I have devoted all my powers to the foundation of Fort Hope, so unfortunately named, and I shall never cease to regret having to leave it. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

William Godwin But so unfortunately did their advice succeed, that all the work that his engineers did in the building one day, the earth swallowed, so that no vestige was to be found on the next. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

But, unfortunately for me, my mother left me ten thousand pounds, and a heart. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was suffering from a terrible blow on the head, which has unfortunately produced, as you see, a complete loss of memory. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

John Lewis Burckhard My watch had unfortunately stopped, from the dust having penetrated into it. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Arnold Bennett But it unfortunately happened that one rung in the iron escape-ladder had rusted rotten through being badly painted. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Henry Kingsley Next the boys; after them, the Punch and Judy, which had unfortunately seen the attempt made, and must to the station as a witness, to the detriment of business. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Radclyffe Hall Then unfortunately he happened to notice the parlourmaid’s washing, just back from the laundry. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Enough, however, remains to show that the lines were written, not as we had supposed by the artist, but by a distinguished visitor, whose name unfortunately is illegible. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

That men do exist who are ‘opinionated,’ in the sense that their opinions are self-willed, is unfortunately a fact that must be admitted, no matter what one’s notion of truth in general may be. The Meaning of Truth by William James

George Gissing I confess I like him, for all his faults—and unfortunately he has plenty of them; but to you, Piers, he would be dangerous. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

George Gissing But unfortunately she has the care of two, whose mother—a cousin of hers—is dead, and whose father has run away. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Will you be so good as to remember that the Duc is unfortunately dead, and I am Mr. Sabin.” “Most certainly, sir,” the man answered. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Sinclair Lewis He looked at her cartoons even before the European war headlines or the court notices, and when she had failed, as unfortunately she frequently did, he winced, and prayed for her success. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle I endeavoured to apologize for the accident, but it was evident that these books which I had so unfortunately maltreated were very precious objects in the eyes of their owner. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Thomas Hardy Meanwhile there had unfortunately arisen between the curate and this girl some sweet and secret understanding. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

But unfortunately the felicity of those who surrounded him was less complete. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Only, unfortunately Ignashka swallowed a gadfly, or something, and gave a start, and the bullet went into his knee, right into the kneecap. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

It pulled her past and her together; unfortunately it pulled her together in the opposite direction from what was then going on. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]