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Murphy's Law Syllabification: Mur·phy's Law
Pronunciation: /ˌmərfēz ˈlô/

Definition of Murphy's Law in English:

A supposed law of nature, expressed in various humorous popular sayings, to the effect that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
Example sentences
  • Alas Murphy's Law even applied to Saturday's replay as the game, which had a 2 o'clock throw-in, went to extra time after the sides were still deadlocked after a second hour's football.
  • Damned Murphy's Law, the year my batch took their ‘A’ Levels, Chinese wasn't necessary anymore.
  • Let me tell you, I am going to call the project ‘Project Murphy’ because I have never seen anything follow Murphy's Law so absolutely.
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