Phrases with "unfortunately"

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

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

He was a Bavarian, it seemed, and we drank to the health of Prince Rupprecht, the same blighter I was trying to do in at Loos. That was an irony which Peter unfortunately could not appreciate. Greenmantle by John Buchan

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

George Meredith I know why, and, unfortunately for me, I have to tell what I know. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

Anthony Trollope Dr. Gwynne unfortunately had the gout, and could therefore name no immediate day, but still agreed to come, if it should be finally found necessary. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

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]

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

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]

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

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]

I, unfortunately mistaking his intention, will send a bullet through—— Pardon, Madame, I should have remembered—but pray don’t move. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

There was no question but that any Herries was a gentleman; unfortunately Francis Herries had declassed himself completely, and must be therefore doubly disowned. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

I never suspected him of having any direct connection with this murder; only the girl to whom he has so unfortunately attached himself. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Rudyard Kipling Onlee — onlee — you see, Mister O’Hara, I am unfortunately Asiatic, which is serious detriment in some respects. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

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

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

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]

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]

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

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

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]

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]

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

Lupin came in before I could reply, and Gowing unfortunately inquired after Daisy Mutlar. Lupin shouted: “Mind your own business, sir!” and bounced out of the room, slamming the door. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

Anthony Trollope Oh, fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, guardians, and elderly friends in general, kill seven fatted calves if seven should unfortunately be necessary! And then there was a third calamity. The Three Clerks 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]

This mawkish element unfortunately survives in much of the author’s later verse. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

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]

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

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]

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

Anthony Trollope That labour is, unfortunately for me, at present in my hands, and I am sure you will agree with me that it should not be divided. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

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

Our old and faithful ally, the Imaum of Muscat, who, unfortunately for us, had but recently died, was so completely ruled by him, that he listened to and obeyed him as a child would his father. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

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]

We were in all respects unfortunately situated — captain, officers, and crew, entirely unfitted for one another; and every circumstance and event was like a two-edged sword, and cut both ways. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

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

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

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

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]

Anthony Trollope But unfortunately for Bunfit he was almost alone in his opinion. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

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

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]

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

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

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

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 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

So long as Carbajal, the counsellor in whom he unfortunately placed greatest reliance, was absent, Gonzalo sanctioned no execution, it was observed, but according to the forms of law. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

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

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]

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne But he unfortunately fell into certain youthful indiscretions, which, if not entirely pardonable, might have been palliated by many considerations that would have occurred to a merciful man. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

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]

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

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

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

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]

Anthony Trollope He never went near Bunce; but, unfortunately for him, Bunce caught him once in the street and showed him no mercy. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

He also was aware of this fact, from having been successfully taken himself into Harar by one of that corps; but, unfortunately for us, there were none to spare. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

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]

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]

Thomas Hardy Then Mrs Durbeyfield informed him that no letter had come, but Tess unfortunately had come herself. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells That unfortunately would mean buying a typewriter. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

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]

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

Eleven were thick discs, differing from the normal type; unfortunately the legends are illegible. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

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]

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

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

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

Petronella replied, that as unfortunately they had no children, the best thing he could do, was to build hospitals and endow churches. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope I unfortunately have no horse. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

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]

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]

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]

Wilkie Collins I am unfortunately alone in the house. 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]

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]

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]

Rudyard Kipling The Japanese unfortunately make all these things for themselves, and are proud of it. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Ten days in Paris with thirty quid that wifie hadn’t heard about! Oh boy! But unfortunately there had been a leakage somewhere; Flaxman had got home to find retribution awaiting him. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

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

Excellent as most of these arguments are, Locke unfortunately stopped short of the legitimate conclusion to be drawn from them. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

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

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]

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

Henry James I must add unfortunately that her alarm came back to her from his look as he replied: “Do you mean to say you don’t know, after all I’ve done?” “I’m sure I don’t know what you’ve done. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

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]

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

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]

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

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]

Henry James How well she would have succeeded I am unable to say; unfortunately she broke off in the middle. The American by Henry James [1877]

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 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

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

Edith Wharton But unfortunately I am not the only one to be punished. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

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]

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]

In 1806 S. began, by a secret partnership, that association with the Ballantynes which resulted so unfortunately for him 20 years later. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

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

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]

D. H. Lawrence But unfortunately there was no chance of Mr. May’s getting a finger in the Cattle Market pie. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

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]

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]

And unfortunately I had not trained myself to be indifferent to the expression of the human face. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

But unfortunately there is no evidence to show that Thomas Chaucer was a son of Geoffrey; and the superstructure must needs vanish with its basis. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

In another letter of this period [Footnote: This letter, long in the possession of Miss E. P. Peabody, Mr. Hawthorne’s sister-inlaw, unfortunately does not exist any longer. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

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

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

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

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

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]

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 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

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]

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]

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

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

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]

Olaf Stapledon But unfortunately our believing is apt to be swayed much more by motives of which we have no clear cognisance than by those which come readily into the focus of attention. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

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]

Robert Louis Stevenson The geese were unfortunately out of season, and we let them be. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Bronislaw Malinowski I read the book of Mr. Crawley (Mystic Rose) unfortunately after the foregoing pages were in type; my study would have been more complete had I known it before. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

But, unfortunately for me, there was something wanting in my natural disposition. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

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

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]

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

A consoling scrap of wisdom which unfortunately children do not find written large in their copybooks is that sorrow is as transitory as happiness. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

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

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

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

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

Sigmund Freud By inadvertence, I unfortunately left a gap in the analysis of the dream. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

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

After the audacious though brilliant opening, and the unfortunately pungent reference to the poet’s domestic affairs, we find in the famous storm (c. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

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

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]

Nor was it necessary to attack the bearers: those who unfortunately were on their way, as soon as they saw which way the wind blew, voluntarily laid down their burdens, and took to their heels. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Joseph Furphy But you were speaking of Alf Morris when I unfortunately drew you from the subject. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

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]

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]

Anthony Trollope He had, however, unfortunately made another engagement for himself. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

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

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

Henry James He was conscious of having a taste for fine things which his children had unfortunately not inherited. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

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]

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

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

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

He said he had seen him going into Selfridge’s in Oxford Street and, though following quickly, he had most unfortunately lost him among the crowd of shoppers there. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

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]

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

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]

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]

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

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]

He unfortunately died in the flower of his age. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

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

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]

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

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]

Henry James And yet, unfortunately for him, that woman is consummately plausible. The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James [1879]

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

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

Anthony Trollope There was that Cornelius in whose defence Cicero made the two great speeches which have been unfortunately lost, and there was Cato, and up to this time there was Pompey, as Cicero thought. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

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]

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]

The word attraction unfortunately crept into magnetick philosophy from the ignorance of the ancients; for there seems to be force applied where there is attraction and an imperious violence dominates. On the Magnet by William Gilber

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

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]

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

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]

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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]

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

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]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It unfortunately affected his brain to a certain extent, and he has been the victim of delusions ever since. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

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]

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

Thomas Hardy But unfortunately it had a reverse effect upon the vicar, who, after turning a sort of apricot jam colour, interspersed with dashes of raspberry, pleaded indisposition, and vanished from their sight. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]