Phrases with "unhappy"

Benjamin Disraeli Very unhappy was the Lady Imo-gene, gazing on the silent woods, or pouring forth her passion over her lonely lute. The Carrier Pigeon by Benjamin Disraeli

For to all unadvised acts, in fine, The Fates unhappy issues do assign. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Walter Scott The unhappy woman was executed on this evidence. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

George Gissing But that look which had no place upon her fair, open countenance came for a moment, a passing darkness which might be forecast of unhappy things. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

He had an unhappy life, and at a very early age he used to run away from home. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

John Galsworthy Here, at all events, was no unhappy home; that counted much in the equation of a future into which he could no longer see. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Thomas Hardy You couldn’t be unhappy if he were here, even if he gie’d ye no money — even if used you like a drudge. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Henry James It does n’t express her condition, at present, to say that she is unhappy or disappointed, or that she has a sense of injury. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Andrew Lang From that day the little house in the outskirts contained an unhappy man as well as an unhappy woman. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott He gave his horse to a spearman as he dismounted, and, approaching the unhappy female, asked her, in the most soothing tone he could assume, whether he could assist her in her distress. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

George Meredith But how many? Not one, not two, ten, twenty:—count, count to the exact number of nights the unhappy girl must have heard those mad colloquies of the hurricane boatswain and the chirpy king. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Jules Verne The osier ropes would break, the fir trunks torn asunder would drift under the hard crust, and the unhappy people would have no refuge but the ice blocks themselves. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Henry Kingsley The unhappy man was acting from uncertain information, he says. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Isabella Bird The waiter came round, and the unhappy man, in confident but mellifluous tones, pointing to the bread, asked for “My donkeys. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Arthur Conan Doyle This was given to me in spite of the fact that I told her very clearly of all the unhappy incidents in my past life. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

For this, far distant from the Latian coast She drove the remnants of the Trojan host; And sev’n long years th’ unhappy wand’ring train Were toss’d by storms, and scatter’d thro’ the main. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Florence Dixie Nearly every woman marries for these purposes, with the lamentable result that hundreds of unhappy marriages are cemented every year. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Radclyffe Hall Joan thought that she was worried and unhappy about something, but tried in vain to find out the reason. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Theodore Dreiser Whatever you could do to make me unhappy you have done, and now you talk of my being happier away from you. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

And if, when you have heard what an unhappy creature I am, you still wish to give me your heart, your name, I will be obedient to your wish. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope What if he should be unhappy after all?” “He must take his chance,” said Bell, thinking within her own mind that that chance would be a very bad one. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins The wife’s position at Gleninch (if the wife’s account of it were to be trusted) was the position of a neglected and an unhappy woman. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Kate Chopin I believe he’s as unhappy at this moment as a creature can be!” Melicent looked at her horrified. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Anthony Trollope Gilmore might walk off, but he was bound to follow the unhappy man. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Such unhappy dupes of the Yezidees as the I.W.W. and other radicals were, for the time, physically quiescent. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

But you, unhappy child! and your brother, what will become of you?” “We must not discuss nor haggle with duty, my father. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

But they might as well pine married as single — and would not be a jot more unhappy with a bad husband than longing for a good one. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

Wilkie Collins My unhappy father got on very slowly. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Henry Fielding But before we introduce him to Amelia we must do her the justice to relate the manner in which she spent this unhappy evening. Amelia by Henry Fielding

And at this period he was not so unhappy as he expected. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Walter Scott It is the fault of the present unhappy King, if he make us look back with regret to the days when the nation was respected abroad, and when devotion and sobriety were practised at home. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Henry Handel Richardson Thus he pouted, putting on his special unhappy baby face; and as often as he did this it got at something in his mother, which made her weak towards her first-born. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Guy de Maupassan I wonder how many I shall meet going back?” And he returned slowly, unhappy when the crowd of passers-by interfered with his vision. The Legion of Honor by Guy de Maupassan

Sir Walter Scott The unhappy young woman is withdrawn from my knowledge, and sequestered in some secret place of this Castle — if she be not transferred to some place of seclusion better fitted for bad designs. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Anthony Trollope If this be true, your condition is nearly as unhappy as my own. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Radclyffe Hall Ralph heard the sound of sobbing as he passed on his way to bed, and a quiet, unhappy voice speaking very low, breaking off and then speaking again. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

The unhappy father remained rocking against the shattered wainscot till the arrival of evening. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Anthony Trollope The paganism of the old miller had often been the subject of converse between the parson and Mrs. Brattle, it being a matter on which she had many an unhappy thought. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Richard Burton It is not easy to pass the time at Jeddah. In the square opposite to us was an unhappy idiot, who afforded us a melancholy spectacle. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Isabella Bird We first went into the recent-accident room, where the unhappy beings who were recently hurt or operated upon were lying. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

I am a rascal and in my dotage; I am an unhappy wretch grown old; a tent-cord untwisted, a pierced cuirass, a boot without a sole, a spur without a rowel;—but do me the pleasure to add one thing. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope Oh, what I have suffered about that unhappy marriage, and the cruel, cruel way in which Mrs. Carbuncle urged it on. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis We seem different, you and I, but maybe it’s mostly surface — down deep we’re alike in being desperately unhappy because we never know what we’re unhappy about. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells We were physically unhappy and our discomfort breaks out in hatred of our fellow visitors to Seaford. Jane has complained that she is dull. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

That unhappy man can hardly have found a part of the house better adapted to his purpose. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Henry James I don’t know why, but I fancy he will have some great trouble — perhaps an unhappy end. The American by Henry James [1877]

Often, unhappy girl! she was crying — crying in a sort of intolerable despair; which, when it rushed over her, smote down her strength, and reduced her to childlike helplessness. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

On July 3, 1839, he wrote: 53 “I do not mean to imply that I am unhappy or discontented, for this is not the case. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Ford Madox Ford Well, in that case Providence seemed to have decreed a waiting just long enough to allow Tietjens to persuade the unhappy mortal called Perowne that death was not a very dreadful affair . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle Good-bye, dear; don’t be unhappy any more, but remember that you have friends outside who will very quickly set all right. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Walter Scott This unhappy girl’s situation could not be doubted; that she had borne a child, and that the child had disappeared, were certain facts. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Altogether Mangan was not unhappy in his occupation and made up his mind that one day he would take it on himself. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Sir Walter Scott And then I shall have the commanding officer’s assistance in managing matters so as to screen this unhappy madwoman, whose mistake or prejudice has been so fortunate for me. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

D. H. Lawrence The Pussum lay in her bed, motionless, her round, dark eyes like black, unhappy pools. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Never had they been happier together—perhaps never so happy—for John Treverton’s mind was no longer burdened with the secret of an unhappy past. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

G. K. Chesterton His suspicions at the moment were fixed upon an unhappy milkman who walked in front of us. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Charles Dickens Attendant, with many a clank and wrench, were lumbering cares, dark meditations, huge dim disappointments, monotonous years, a long jarring line of the discords of a solitary and unhappy existence. Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens [1866]

It was her unhappy lot to be made more wretched by the only affection which she could not suspect. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Anthony Trollope All this went very smoothly, and the Duke did not become outrageously unhappy because the “People’s Banner” made sundry severe remarks on the absence of Cabinet Councils through the autumn. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I can’t remember one unhappy day in all the after-time when I lived with that faithful woman and her little daughter — till the day that parted us. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

For it is an unhappy thing and not to be wished, for a man to obtain and be master of what he desires if it be inexpedient. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Edith Wharton But she told me once she was not unhappy — “not as unhappy as I used to be,” she added, qualifying the phrase. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

George Meredith Feelings like mine teach me unhappy things of myself. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

George Gissing If I am so unhappy as to fail, how would you be anything but quite free?’ ‘But surely you must understand me. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

She was so unhappy that she forgot about the rouge, and it all came off on her handkerchief when she cried. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

She went to his house; that dirty skunk Had packed his bags and done a bunk, O unhappy Bella! Her landlady said, ‘Get out, you whore, I won’t have your sort a-darkening my door. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

She had contracted an unhappy marriage early in life, and found an escape from her sorrows and regrets in this elevated interest. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Rudyard Kipling And it was this vague, unhappy mistrust that the I. A. A. were labouring to produce. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Anthony Trollope We had better not make each other unhappy by what people call recriminations. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

It was rumored she had been the victim of an unhappy love affair in her youth and for a time had lost her reason. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Sir Walter Scott They whispered to each other, and communicated all the feats which Satan had performed during that busy and unhappy period, not failing, of course, to give the devil rather more than his due. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

John Morley This unhappy circumstance made the time for parting not unwelcome. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Anthony Trollope My sister is so unhappy about it. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Miss Patricia claimed his first attention, for my unhappy charge remained senseless and motionless as ever. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

David Hume In this respect, they may be considered as court and country party, inflamed into a civil war, by an unhappy concurrence of circumstances, and by the turbulent spirit of the age. Of the Parties of Great Britain by David Hume

James Anthony Froude The unhappy criminals knew not how to take the answer. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

G. K. Chesterton And that is really the chief importance, both of the man who can show human nature happy in the nursery and the man who can only show it unhappy in the night-club. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

That unhappy Frenchwoman was never legally my wife. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Wilkie Collins This unhappy person has been the companion of Blanche. I am responsible — I am, in a manner, morally responsible. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Whatever may then remain, I bequeath to my Aunt Leonella. When I am dead, let the Marquis de las Cisternas know that his Brother’s unhappy family can no longer importune him. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Guy de Maupassant Ah! Oh God! they have killed the unhappy man!’ The Sister had opened his blouse and shirt, and was looking at a little blue hole in the middle of his chest, which was not bleeding any more. Epiphany (Les Rois) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Two years before his death he told me the reason — an unhappy youthful love-affair in Scotland. Twice in later life, he said, temptation had come to him, and he had had to make his decision. Memories and Studies by William James

Leslie Stephen The unhappy man lingered till the 19th of October, 1745, when he died quietly at three in the afternoon, after a night of convulsions. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Rudyard Kipling We did not need either the blinding fog or that indescribable smell of musk to make us unhappy — we were shivering with cold and wretchedness where we stood. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Anthony Trollope But I saw that you were unhappy at not hearing from him. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Henry James It seemed to him there was an undertone of pain and effort in his companion’s speech; it was that of an unhappy man trying to be wise and make the best of things. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

This unhappy termination caused the greatest excitement not only in the metropolis, but all over the country. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

I never felt so unhappy in my life. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Jules Verne What a scene! The unhappy man, seized by the tentacle and fixed to the suckers, was balanced in the air at the caprice of this enormous trunk. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Wilkie Collins If you disturb that resignation with no useful result, you may make an unhappy woman of her for the rest of her days. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Believe me, unhappy Woman! you possess my sincere compassion. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Anthony Trollope Your wife is unhappy because your uncle’s Garter was not at once given to you. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Jean-Jacques Rousseau There are some unhappy circumstances in which we can only keep our liberty at others' expense, and where the citizen can be perfectly free only when the slave is most a slave. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Margaret Oliphant Perhaps at this moment, when his unhappy victim lay struggling between life and death, he, with the horrible good fortune of wickedness, was coming back from the edge of the grave. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Sir Walter Scott Our tempers had long differed, nor did my unhappy mother always think him sufficiently observant to her. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Andrew Lang For several days she felt so tired and unhappy that she could hardly get through her work, and to make matters worse Denis scarcely ever came near her. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang But the monkey made such piteous cries, and seemed so unhappy when anyone attempted to catch him, that the two ladies begged the King to leave him a little longer with them, to which he consented. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

This unhappy woman had another lover, and had had him for more than ten years. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Nathaniel Hawthorne The unhappy culprit sustained herself as best a woman might, under the heavy weight of a thousand unrelenting eyes, all fastened upon her, and concentrated at her bosom. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Ellen: he has such an unhappy temper. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Anthony Trollope No man can be unhappy who is pouring out his indignation in torrents, and is drinking in the applause of his audience. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Olaf Stapledon Such a feeling, coming on top of her past unhappy experiences, might well turn her into an embittered cynic. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

He was to get to Launceston, and so on board a vessel to Sydney; but they took the unhappy creature, and he was sent down here. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

D. H. Lawrence He was not unhappy in the pit. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Lucy Maud Montgomery Very small and unhappy she looked, and Matthew’s heart smote him. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Henry Handel Richardson Johanna thought not: it would only recall the unhappy night to her memory; besides, she had not asked to see him, as she no doubt would have done, had she wished it. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

The unhappy convict was deprived of food, was kept awake at nights, was put to the hardest labour, was loaded with the heaviest irons. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Watkin Tench The tremendous monster who had occasioned the unhappy catastrophe just recorded was fated to be the cause of farther mischief to us. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Anthony Trollope This Christmas visit had been arranged before that unhappy affair at Liverpool had occurred. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Bram Stoker Even had we not the proof of our own unhappy experience, the teachings and the records of the past give proof enough for sane peoples. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

The look and the king’s remark succeeded in overpowering the unhappy girl, who, with her head upon Montalais’s shoulder, seemed to have fainted away. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Benjamin Disraeli The unhappy business now attracted very general interest. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Roger Sterne’s lot in the world was not so much an unhappy as an uncomfortable one; and discomfort earns little sympathy, and absolutely no admiration, for its sufferers. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Charles Dickens I declare that on the present occasion I didn’t run away; but my unhappy disease got the mastery of me. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Theodore Dreiser Since I don’t love you and can’t, why should you want me to stay near you? Why shouldn’t you let me go and give me a divorce? You’ll be just as happy or unhappy away from me as with me. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Jules Verne The unhappy lady is wasting away with a fever for which we are powerless to supply a remedy, for the medicine chest was lost when the ship began to sink. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Edith Wharton Whenever she was unhappy she felt herself at bay against a pitiless world, and a kind of animal secretiveness possessed her. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Wilkie Collins Three days later my unhappy mistress was subjected to the same trial. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

The unhappy war which now desolates Europe will oblige me to defer seeing France till a peace. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

George Gissing How can I live through it?” “Will it not help you a little to help me? To know that you are unhappy would make it so much longer to me, my love. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Torn by wild horses on the sandy shore, Another’s crimes th’ unhappy hunter bore, Glutting his father’s eyes with guiltless gore. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Sir Walter Scott For myself, Mr. Oldbuck,” pursued this unhappy man, “from that moment I considered myself as blotted out of the book of the living, and as having nothing left to do with this world. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle But I know that there is foul play going on, and I want to help that unhappy man if I can. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

G. K. Chesterton Anyhow, it is true that both the happy hedonists and the unhappy pessimists were stiffened by the opposite principle of pride. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Jules Verne The unhappy Maories, bleeding and excited, were hideous to look upon. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Machen He laughed when he recollected that he had sometimes fancied himself unhappy in those days; in those days when he could be glad because the sun shone, because the wind blew fresh on the mountain. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

George Gissing Each member of the family, unhappy trio, knew that their state was transitional, and waited rather than lived. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Willa Cather His unhappy temperament was like a cage; he could never get out of it; and he felt that other people, his wife in particular, must have put him there. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Jules Verne Her cries brought Hobson and Long to her assistance, and they did all in their power to dissuade the unhappy man from carrying out his purpose, but he was not to be moved, and merely shook his head. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Poor Laura was so unhappy when you were ill, that mamma made it out from her. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

The stewardess then went on deck to look for her, and Comrade Ossipon was informed that the good woman found the unhappy lady lying down in one of the hooded seats. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

E. F. Benson I want you when there’s any pause to spit about two things, one, how dreadfully unhappy both Jacob and Jane will be without their paragons, the other, how pleasant is conversation and companionship. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Andrew Lang Now the ogre, although he was so hideous to look upon, had a very kind heart, and when he saw how restless and unhappy Antonio was, he at once gave him leave to go home on a visit. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

And now, let us hear what you are unhappy about. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

No unhappy pheasant would ever move it, were its feet once caught in its strong teeth. The Keeper of Cademuir by John Buchan [1894]

Plainer than speech it told of a grief still fresh and an agony still unappeased, though thirty years had passed away since the unhappy hour of which Felix spoke. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Goldwin Smith Under this, in the most essential respect, unhappy influence, Cowper and Mrs. Unwin together entered on “a decided course of Christian happiness. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

G. K. Chesterton Is it not clear that those unhappy revellers beheld it in its transformed state as a pole; see also Deut. xviii. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Thomas Hardy Her unhappy dilemmas — her unwonted position — yes, yes — I see it all! I can afford to have some little misconstruction put upon my motives. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Wilkie Collins I looked into the room in which the unhappy mistress of Gleninch had suffered and died. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Charles Stur The gun, with its sharp report, drives the wild fowl from the creeks, and the unhappy aborigine is driven to despair. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

Benjamin Disraeli Four years had Cleveland now passed in his solitude, an unhappy man. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Andrew Lang Before he had time to defend himself my unhappy lover was swallowed up by the dragon. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing And the circumstances of her own unhappy affection tended to confirm her in this way of thinking. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Henry James To be unhappy is to be disagreeable, which, for her, is out of the question. The American by Henry James [1877]

Anthony Trollope I could not bear to see him making himself unhappy about it. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Edith Wharton I am unhappy because I can’t see why all these wretched questions should be dragged into our life. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

And now I am unhappy for — for life. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

George Gissing Her unhappy lot kept her in a constant state of nervousness and shame. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Andrew Lang Martin must be Dauger. Here, then, by July 19, 1669, we find our unhappy serving-man in the toils. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

I have heard a few wise men say, as many a silly woman says, ‘Better be unhappy with one we love, than be happy with one we love not. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Edith Wharton It’s all nonsense about her not receiving you; but I daresay she’s unhappy about our being together in this way. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Henry Handel Richardson And then she told them about how unhappy Papa had been since he went away, and how he had to eat his dinner off tin plates; and how they must try with all their mights to make up to him for it. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

The young fellow has by no means been unhappy there; the best lodging the Bastile affords has been his. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Andrew Lang And so ended the unhappy brother and sister. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Gertrude Stein Mildred was not unhappy but she was very sad. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Arthur Machen But the sight of the papers lying there in order made him think of his beginnings, of those first unhappy efforts which were so impossible and so hopeless. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

I saw in his slander the irritation of wounded vanity and rejected love, so I generously forgave my unhappy rival. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Henry Fielding The unhappy emperor followed my advice, and incensed the people by such repeated barbarities, that he was at last deposed by them and banished. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

It was in the year 1813 that Lord Byron in his Diary refers to a friendship that probably had an unhappy interest on Lady Caroline’s existence. Lady Caroline Lamb by Grace and Philip Wharton [1890]

E. F. Benson And even while I wondered, I was aware that I was not depressed or unhappy any longer. The Cat by E. F. Benson

O Mars, O Influence, as in this case; O feeble moone, unhappy be thi pace, Thou shynest bright where thou art not receyved, Wher thou art welcome, from thence thy light is sped. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

It was plain enough, however, from the first sight of my old friend, that she had come to me in no unhappy stress. The Long Chamber by Olivia Howard Dunbar

Arthur Conan Doyle If she is unhappy or needs a friend you may be sure that she will write to your mother. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Elizabeth Gaskell I really think I’m unhappy at having told a story, as children express it. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Jane Austen I am more angry with her than ever since I have seen her daughter; the poor girl looks so unhappy that my heart aches for her. Lady Susan by Jane Austen [1794]

Wilkie Collins The sorrows of an unhappy married life may have had a purifying influence on my nature. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Anthony Trollope Indeed, I think I may say I am not unhappy; of course I have been unhappy — very unhappy. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot I want to avenge Rebecca and Flora MacIvor and Minna, and all the rest of the dark unhappy ones. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

But discipline had not yet reached this unhappy boy — the slave, so far, of his unfortunate habits. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Walter Scott For you, sir, how strangely you have wrought yourself into the fate of an unhappy young man or what interest you can pretend in me, you yourself only can explain. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Arthur Conan Doyle I cannot say that I was happy, but I was less unhappy than I could have believed it possible. The Fate of the Evangeline by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Meredith Austin’s as unhappy as I am. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Willa Cather But it always makes me unhappy to talk about it. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Sinclair Lewis In the cottonwood grove by the muddy river, three miles west of Paris, Kansas, the godly were gathered with lunch-baskets, linen dusters, and moist unhappy babies for the all-day celebration. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

You must not be childish now, Mary. You have been my comfort ever since you were a baby; you mustn’t make me unhappy now. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

W. H. Hudson I cannot describe my unhappy condition during the long months when I vainly wrestled with this sinful emotion, and when I often thought in the bitterness of my heart that my God had forsaken me. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Gaston Leroux The unhappy girl learned then, that same evening, of the attack which destroyed the datcha and, happily, still spared her father. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Leslie Stephen After Curll’s piracy, he declared, he could not feel himself safe, and should be unhappy till he had the letters in his own custody. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Charles Dickens In reading her unhappy history, you must always remember this; and also that during her whole life she was constantly put forward against the Queen, in some form or other, by the Romish party. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Anthony Trollope Now Mr. Carter would have been very unhappy had he been left without his superfine long black coat. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

You are as perfect a little lady as any of the society girls who come here, and it is only by an unhappy chance that you are not in your right position now. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Wilkie Collins Miss Verinder solemnly declares, that she has never spoken a word in private to Rosanna, since that unhappy woman first entered my house. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

He had had a strange life, not, he thought, an unhappy one. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

The unhappy girl shrank back in horror from such an idea, and tried to find some other reply, which would more speedily release her from this unpleasant inter-view. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Henry James He felt that even if Mrs. Draper hadn’t told him she was unhappy he would have guessed it, and yet that he couldn’t have pointed to his proof. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

And so he dived in foul waters, seeking that sorry oyster-shell, Oblivion. It is not my business to paint at full length the scenes of coarse vice in which this unhappy young man now played a part. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

I had an unhappy childhood, but I never was unhappy any more after I learned the way through the forest. The End of the Dream by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

If the shots had not come to me, they would have gone to him; and he has been unhappy so long, and borne wrong so patiently, he has earned the right to live and enjoy. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Andrew Lang But his mother told him that it was an unhappy man who had lost everything, and had come all this way to consult him, and bade the young man not to be afraid, but to come forward and show himself. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Florence Dixie I never saw any one look so unhappy before. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Anthony Trollope But, nevertheless, Mr. Hardlines came out from the Board a crestfallen and unhappy man. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He was an unhappy man — being an obstinate man, and having in his obstinacy quarrelled with his only son. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

He was confessing to himself that he belonged to the latter unhappy class, when Planchet approached and said: “I will lay a wager, your honor, that you and I are thinking of the same thing. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Anthony Trollope Last summer, when I was so unhappy in London, aunt and I had some conversation about our affairs with a person there. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

I am unhappy — about one thing. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Anthony Trollope He is neither a discontented nor an unhappy man; he still inhabits the lodgings to which he went on leaving the hospital, but he now has them to himself. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser Pah! Well, I’m unhappy enough, but it isn’t anything you can remedy any more. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Walter Scott There is not a drop of the blood of Glencoe on the noble hand of Barcaldine; with the unhappy house of Glenlyon the curse remains, and on them God hath avenged it. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The unhappy are continually tantalized by similar delusions of succor near at hand; at least, the despair is very dark that has no such will-o’-the-wisp to glimmer in it. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]