a.1.Not blessed or happy; wretched; unfortunate.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(23) As in Chaucer, where the narrator unambiguously appeals to the motif of 'Fortune's wheel' in such phrases as 'ffro wo to wele, and after out of ioye' (I.4) and 'Troilus unsely [i.e.
And ek for me, preyeth to God so dere That I have myght to shewe in som manere Swych peyne and wo as Loves folk endure, In Troylus unsely aventure.