Examples of calamity in a Sentence
- Twenty two years passed. Twenty-two years of excellent health and the boundless self-assurance that flows from being fit—twenty-two years spared the adversary that is illness and the calamity that waits in the wings. —Phillip Roth, Everyman, 2006
- A resentment born of the suspicion that all along the media were up to their usual tricks, hyping a national calamity to the max in order to make us buy more copies and tune into TV specials … —Christopher Buckley, Time, 29 Nov. 1999
- In the wake of this year's unending calamities, there has been renewed discussion of the need for an international rapid deployment force that can kick down doors to help victims of disasters. —Kathleen Hunt, New York Times Magazine, 28 July 1991
floods, earthquakes, and other calamities
He predicted calamity for the economy.
Recent Examples of calamity from the Web
Groff is an extra terrific writer, as ever, particularly when describing the animalizing effects of these calamities on her protagonists.
During the 2008 crisis, regulators feverishly worked to engineer mergers and capital infusions to rescue failing companies, spurring criticism of bailouts but potentially preventing a much-worse economic calamity.
John Krafcik, chief executive of Waymo, formerly Google’s autonomous-vehicle project, said Waymo’s cars are intensively programmed to avoid such calamities.
Confounding his doubters, including coach Zinedine Zidane, Bale sealed Madrid's record-extending 13th European title with his second goal — a long-range strike that owed much to Loris Karius' second calamity of the game in Kiev's Olympic Stadium.
As far as environmental and ethical calamities go, this is not quite as large-scale as the cobalt production that the crystals are a byproduct of.
Cudjo, who was enslaved as a teenager in 1859, recalls the calamity vividly.
But McMurray’s incident was a Taser-like reminder that the right circumstances can lead to sudden calamity.
The ships initially traveled south based on a mistaken map and squandered much of the short sailing season looking for America in the wrong direction, part of what led to the calamity.
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CALAMITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of calamity for English Language Learners
: an event that causes great harm and suffering
CALAMITY Defined for Kids
Definition of calamity for Students
- … he felt oppressed by the vague sense of impending calamity.
- —Jack London, The Call of the Wild
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