- an international economic cataclysm
Examples of cataclysm in a Sentence
floods, earthquakes, and other cataclysms
The country barely survived the cataclysm of war.
The revolution could result in worldwide cataclysm.
Recent Examples of cataclysm from the Web
An adaptation of András Szekér’s novel, the thriller takes place in the shadow of looming cataclysm as Hungary grows closer to Hitler’s Germany.
The point seemed to be both to remind readers of the topography of a war Americans were actively forgetting and to underscore how, regardless of the size of the cataclysm, its impact on a society living in peace is doomed to diminish precipitously.
The only things that can’t be negotiated are the laws of nature, the floods and droughts and cataclysms and acts of God no village can avoid.
Over the years, this source has been seen emitting multiple bursts, indicating at least some of these events are not the product of a star-shattering cataclysm.
With Trump showing no signs of changing his political approach, the party headed for what looks like be a cataclysm this fall and with his three kids entering their teen years, the time was ripe (and right) for Ryan to step aside.
Influences became more elaborate in later centuries as Egypt re-emerged from a mysterious cataclysm that struck Mediterranean cultures after 1200 B.C. The classical Greek world then also began to take shape.
Down one road lay cataclysm, whereas down another road Trump would pleasantly surprise us with his job performance.
And a new theory proposes that the cataclysm which created the rings may also have brought into being quite a few of Saturn’s moons.
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CATACLYSM Defined for English Language Learners
: something that causes great destruction, violence, etc.
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