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misadventure

An unintended result of an action, as in an occupation-related “homicide by misadventure”. In medicine, the term has become a euphemism for a therapeutic error, as in a surgical misadventure in which the wrong leg was amputated.

misadventure

Legalese An unintended result of an action, as in an occupation-related 'homicide by misadventure'. See Mistake. Cf Miscall.
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From an ant army anti-virus whose program involves combat and who marches into a WAR file to Alicia's ability to reach her brother in the real world through his obsession with computer games, Alicia's Misadventures in Computer Land is a hilarious, refreshingly different read that will engage middle school grades on up with quite a fun, different perspective on Alice and her modern-day Computerland tribulations.
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In the last half-century or so, American presidents have displayed a proclivity for foreign policy misadventures, often carried out in secret and without consulting Congress.
Terming the statement of General Rawat irresponsible, Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said that the country's soldiers are ready to respond to Indian misadventures. 'Pakistan is a nuclear-armed country and is ready to respond to Indian misadventures,' he emphatically said.
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This new American comedy series follows the misadventures of four freshmen as they navigate the perils and pitfalls of that decade's college life.
"Fishing's Greatest Misadventures" is a collection of nearly thirty strange but true stories of how peaceful fishing trips turned into anything but peaceful.