Examples of mischance in a Sentence
two enemies brought together by mischance
the smallest mischance could spell disaster for our plan
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Timothy Naftali, New York University historian But mischance and error plagued the U.S. effort to divert the missile crisis.
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Origin and Etymology of mischance
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscasualty, accident, mishap
Antonymsfortune, luck, serendipity
Related Wordscalamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, cropper, deathblow, disaster, tragedy; bummer, knock, misadventure, misfortune; collision, crack-up, crash, smashup, wreck
Near Antonymsboon, break, fluke, godsend, miracle, strike, windfall; fortune, luck, serendipity
Synonym Discussion of mischance
- never lost hope even in the depths of misfortune
- took the wrong road by mischance
- had never experienced great adversity
- the usual mishaps of a family vacation
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