unprosperous

unprosperous

(ʌnˈprɒspərəs)
adj
not prosperous or successful
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It was with the daughter of Mr Shepherd, who had returned, after an unprosperous marriage, to her father's house, with the additional burden of two children.
It is true there be some affairs, which require extreme secrecy, which will hardly go beyond one or two persons, besides the king: neither are those counsels unprosperous; for, besides the secrecy, they conunonly go on constantly, in one spirit of direction, without distraction.
It fell out that he was thus engaged in a season when crowds were few, and belated women few, and when his affairs in general were so unprosperous as to awaken a strong suspicion in his breast that Mrs.
At all events, I, the present writer, as their representative, hereby take shame upon myself for their sakes, and pray that any curse incurred by them -- as I have heard, and as the dreary and unprosperous condition of the race, for many a long year back, would argue to exist -- may be now and henceforth removed.
A more worldly consideration had perhaps an influence in drawing him thither; for New England offered advantages to men of unprosperous fortunes, as well as to dissatisfied religionists, and Pearson had hitherto found it difficult to provide for a wife and increasing family.
Nearer to the eye, the sullen flow of the tidal river Alde ebbed noiselessly from the muddy banks; and nearer still, lonely and unprosperous by the bleak water-side, lay the lost little port of Slaughden, with its forlorn wharfs and warehouses of decaying wood, and its few scattered coasting-vessels deserted on the oozy river-shore.
Osborne proposed to retain, resigning and preferring to invest his savings in a public-house, where, let us hope, he was not unprosperous. Miss Osborne not choosing to live in Russell Square, Mrs.
Eager to restore its former glory and profoundly influenced by national dynamics, Ferrol also tried to boost the ultimately unprosperous construction and real estate sector as a means for diversifying its economic basis (Clemente-Cubillas 2013).
Clay, "who had returned, after an unprosperous marriage, to her father's house, with the additional burthen of two children" (17).
soldiers were recruited for the war in Vietnam: "A succession of hypnotic scenes played on the giant movie screen--dreary American steel mills, tropical jungles, prisoners of war in bamboo cages immersed in a brown, churning river, dark, smoky back rooms in low-slung, unprosperous Saigon buildings" (100).
His unholy, unprosperous family is on the road--but the movement is not west into expanding possibility, rather back through the rust belt of a land where freedom and innocence have been sundered by the threat of nuclear war:
Indeed, while foreign investments increased in 2010 after an unprosperous phase - caused by the economic and financial crisis - since the Arab revolutions of 2011 investments have fallen back.