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Definition of Haplessness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Haplessness
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1. A Supplement to Allibone's Critical Dictionary of English Literature and by John Foster Kirk, Kirk, John Foster, 1824-1904, Samuel Austin Allibone (1891)
"... and sincere commiseration for his haplessness, but no pervading feeling of the deep tragedy of that strangely infantine, strangely flaccid, ..."
2. The History of Greece by Ernst Curtius, William Alfred Packard (1902)
"These measures only increased the confusion State of * parties at and haplessness in Attic affairs. For the Athens and in r the country. land was now split ..."
3. Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries by Edward Bagby Pollard, Mitchell Carroll, Alfred Brittain, Pierce Butler, John Robert Effinger, Hugo Paul Thieme, Hermann Schoenfeld, Bartlett Burleigh James, John Ruse Larus (1908)
"... by an adventitious flame of responsive passion, to draw on to haplessness any of the courtiers who sought her with ardent protestations of affection. ..."
4. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1814)
"... and, in his anguish, communicates the hope, he had once formed, but which he now believes the haplessness of her situation must prevent from being ever ..."
5. A History of the Jews in Modern Times by Max Raisin (1919)
"And to add to the haplessness of their lot, a scheme was devised whereby the Jew was to be branded not merely as the stepchild and outcast of the Russian ..."