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Sample sentences for the GRE study word untoward

untoward can be used as a adj

1.I asked him if anything untoward had occurred. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
2.And now, dear Caroline, you must draw a moral from the untoward events of to-day. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
3.What means this scorn, thou most untoward knav. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.Full of grief at this untoward event, Heracles buried him with due honours, and then set out to chase the boar. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
5.She lived with her single daughter in a very small way, and was considered with all the regard and respect which a harmless old lady, under such untoward circumstances, can excite. - from Emma by Jane Austen
6.It has before been hinted, perhaps, that every little untoward circumstance that befell him, and which indirectly sprang from his luckless mishap, almost invariably irritated or exasperated Ahab. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.I reflected that even in those untoward times there must have been latent in Biddy what was now developing, for, in my first uneasiness and discontent I had turned to her for help, as a matter of course. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
8.And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. - from The King James Bible
9.They had a very good time and nothing untoward happened until after tea, when they found themselves in the Barry garden, a little tired of all their games and ripe for any enticing form of mischief which might present itself. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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