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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Murphy's Law, Sod's Law(noun)

    humorous axiom stating that anything that can go wrong will go wrong


  1. Murphy's law

    Murphy's law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong".

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  1. murphyslaw


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of murphy's law in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of murphy's law in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of murphy's law in a Sentence

  1. Robin Ball:

    Murphy's law just came into play today in so many ways and there are irreversible consequences for that.

  2. Med Yones:

    I discovered that anything can go right will go right! The wrong cannot last forever - I'd like to think of my discovery as the Anti-Murphy's Law

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