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
The drama illustrates the potential complexities of cave rescue, and stirs memories of subterranean calamities closer to home.
Their whole manner bears out my thesis that the adoption of her total system is a soul-shattering calamity.
The downside of that circumstance, unfortunately, was calamity.
Anything horrible can happen to you anywhere: That is the subliminal message of these calamities for those receptive to it.
Meanwhile, Long has shielded himself in case any calamity befalls the Jayhawks’ most successful program.
In the face of such calamity, Falwell argued, devout Christians could no longer eschew electoral politics.
But the current state of dread, while entirely understandable, has overshadowed two crucial realities about the threat of a nuclear calamity.
That kind of actual calamity would have immediately leaked and dominated headlines for days, possibly derailing the season all together.
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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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