Misfortunes never come singly

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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, never
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To my misfortune I yielded to it, showing her to him one night by the light of a taper at a window where we used to talk to one another.
If it is your wish, sirs, that I should disclose in a few words the surpassing extent of my misfortunes, you must promise not to break the thread of my sad story with any question or other interruption, for the instant you do so the tale I tell will come to an end.
I give you this warning because I wish to pass briefly over the story of my misfortunes, for recalling them to memory only serves to add fresh ones, and the less you question me the sooner shall I make an end of the recital, though I shall not omit to relate anything of importance in order fully to satisfy your curiosity.
I would not disturb you at this period, when so many misfortunes weigh upon you, but a conversation that I had with my uncle previous to his departure renders some explanation necessary before we meet.
Even now I weep to think that, borne down as you are by the cruellest misfortunes, you may stifle, by the word "honour," all hope of that love and happiness which would alone restore you to yourself.
She looked forward to our union with placid contentment, not unmingled with a little fear, which past misfortunes had impressed, that what now appeared certain and tangible happiness might soon dissipate into an airy dream and leave no trace but deep and everlasting regret.
repeated Darcy contemptuously; "yes, his misfortunes have been great indeed.
A singular fortune was that of this faithful servant, who saw beginning for the second generation the fearful series of misfortunes which had weighed so heavily on the first.
It appears that the heart already wounded so many times suffers from the least scratch; it appears that it considers as a good the momentary absence of evil, which is nothing but the absence of pain; and that God, into the most terrible misfortunes, has thrown hope as the drop of water which the rich bad man in hell entreated of Lazarus.
Far from us the idea of coming to defend him who has had the misfortune to offend your majesty.
Morrel," said Danglars, "you have heard of the misfortune that has befallen us?
His biggest misfortune, I would say, is Sam Allardyce, who was my coach at Newcastle United.
If anyone saw it as a portent of political misfortune for Mr.
Critique: "A Sweet Misfortune is another terrific read in Maggie Brendan's delightful 'Virtues and Vices of the Old West' series.
Worldly prosperity is seen as a sign of Allah's pleasure, while misfortune and loss are seen as evidence of Allah's anger.