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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.
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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.
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Data from the two studies were combined and henceforth will be presented as one singly housed group given that there were no statistically significant differences in IPs between rats of the same strain between prior studies.
Rooting on BA used singly (Control 1, 2, 3, 4 treatments) and NAA used singly (Control 6, 7,and 8 treatments) showed 100% rooting.
Chen et al., "High efficiency continuous wave tunable signal output of an intracavity singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled lithium niobate," Chinese Physics B, vol.
A total of 20 eggs from each pod were placed as a mass in a large sand pit in a Petri dish as described above, and another 20 eggs from the same pod were singly held in small sand pits in another dish.
In fact, when considering only nests that had [greater than ore equal to] 1 young (host or cowbird) survive to fledging, the number of young fledged by the host from unparasitized nests did not differ among hosts (H = 1.0, P = 0.606), but the tanager fledged more of its young, on average, than the gnatcatcher or vireo from both singly (H= 19.7, P < 0.001) and multiply parasitized nests (H= 10.4, P = 0.006; Table 6).
In low-bias risk trials, after exclusion of selenium trials, beta carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin E, singly or combined, significantly increased mortality.
Finally, plant them singly in 25cm pots of compost or growing bags and water in.
Their work is tiring and dangerous when the Sinisteeds, the nightmare perpetrators, appear--at first singly and then in hordes.
Straw not only introduces these various health promoting practices and remedies, but also she offers careful warnings and cautions regarding their safest use singly or in combination with other measures showing her excellent efforts to give a panoramic view of the best available preventive methods and alternative health care treatments.
Emerging singly from their social clusters, they danced with zest and virility, then slipped smoothly back into the groups.
Adjusting for past smoking, body mass index, education level, frequency of eating meat, and calendar year (as PM levels declined over the study period), the researchers conducted statistical analyses to determine whether fatal CHD was associated with long-term exposure to the pollutants, either singly or in combinations of single gases and PM.
In this harmonious bird scene, the unknown artist injects a measure of Confucian values, the need for each creature to act not singly but in connection with others, through five relationships: parent-child, husband-wife, sibling-sibling, friend-friend, ruler-subject, in networks of individual persons, the family, the state, the universe (8).
Researchers dipped inoculated frankfurters for 2 minutes into solutions of acetic acid (2.5%), lactic acid (2.5%), potassium benzoate (5%) or Nisaplin (0.5%), either singly or sequentially.
Salinger covers nearly all the colonies, singly or in groups, in each chapter to show that regional differences were slight.