- 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
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.
But despite the warnings of cataclysm from the opposition, the deficit has not soared.
Each defeat in the game is met with a retreat back to the beginning of the cataclysm, just before everything started going downhill.
The idea was that hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the seas, protected from cataclysms rending the surface four billion years ago, delivered the necessary energy and could have sustained the molecules needed.
After the cataclysm of World War II, European leaders concluded that the disaster was a product of an excess of politics in this elemental sense.
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CATACLYSM Defined for English Language Learners
: something that causes great destruction, violence, etc.
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