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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunfortunatelyun‧for‧tu‧nate‧ly /ʌnˈfɔːtʃənətli $ -ˈfɔːr-/ ●●● S1 W3 adverb [sentence adverb]  PITY/IT'S A PITYused when you are mentioning a fact that you wish was not true Unfortunately, you were out when we called.
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unfortunatelyWe're above all that kind of petty vanity, unfortunately.There's nothing I can do about it, unfortunately.Unfortunately, Dr Cole cannot spend as long with each patient as she would like.Memories unfortunately fade and hopes soon waned when after 1 1/2 hours nothing was found in the area suggested.Bargains are, unfortunately, few and far between: the horse world doesn't believe in holding January sales!They finally cut down those old trees on our street, but unfortunately for us one of them fell on our car.This unfortunately gives the-perhaps false-impression, that the text was written or edited in rather a rushed manner.I would have been here an hour ago, but unfortunately I missed the train.Unfortunately, I've already made plans for that weekend.There is more glamorous mountain scenery ahead, but this unfortunately is not the way to Zurich.The man I shared with was unfortunately mad.We took some fantastic photos, but unfortunately the film got damaged.
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