misfortune


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misfortunes never come alone

Bad things, event, situations, outcomes, etc., almost always arrive in groups of two or more all at once or in quick succession. My mother died in a car crash when I was just 12, and then my father succumbed to his grief and passed away a few months later. Misfortunes never come alone, as they say. My business collapsed, my wife left me, and the bank repossessed my home, all in the space of a year. Misfortunes never come alone, it seems.
See also: alone, come, misfortune, never

misfortunes never come singly

Bad things, event, situations, outcomes, etc., almost always arrive in groups of two or more all at once or in quick succession. My mother died in a car crash when I was just 12, and then my father succumbed to his grief and passed away a few months later. Misfortunes never come singly, as they say. My business collapsed, my wife left me, and the bank repossessed my home, all in the space of a year. Misfortunes never come singly, it seems.
See also: come, misfortune, never

Misfortunes never come singly.

Prov. Bad things tend to happen in groups. I already told you that my wife lost her job. Well, misfortunes never come singly; our house was robbed last night.
See also: come, Misfortune, never
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Among the difficulties he pointed out is the absence of a specialized prosecutorin the alleged misfortune and the existence, in some cases, of more than one search role for the same person (for parallel complaints).
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