Sentence Examples with the word ill-starred

Thus, in the full anticipation of added renown, and without any misgiving as to ulterior consequences, Galileo set himself, on his return to Florence, to complete his famous but ill-starred work, the Dialogo dei due massimi sistemi del mondo.

During the year 1843 the air was full of conspiracies, and various ill-starred attempts at rising: against the Italian despots were made.

In 1685 he forced the duke of Monmouth to leave Holland, and sought to dissuade him from his ill-starred expedition to England.