Example sentences for: ill-fated

How can you use “ill-fated” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • A think-tank expert tells the LAT that Russia's casualty rate exceeds that of both its 1994-'96 Chechen campaign and the Soviet Union's ill-fated war in Afghanistan.

  • Thus was Henry Kravis, co-founder of the leveraged-buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, introduced to the viewing public in the HBO film version of the 1980s business classic Barbarians at the Gate . The story of KKR's successful but ill-fated LBO of RJR Nabisco, Barbarians offered an indelible portrayal of KKR (and its competitors and allies) as made up of insatiable deal makers and game players.

  • Three years ago Clinton himself proposed basically the same package of reforms for Medicare--a fact everyone seems to have forgotten since it was embedded in his massive, ill-fated Health Security Act.

  • Maren shows how this previously underreported history set the stage for the 1992 famine and the subsequent ill-fated American military intervention.

  • Plagued by corruption and incompetence, and drained of manpower and ships by such adventurism as the dispatch of the ill-fated Armada against England in 1588, Spain was unable to defend her expansive interests.


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