Examples of tragedy in a Sentence
Her son's death was a terrible tragedy.
The situation ended in tragedy when the gunman shot and killed two students.
The biggest tragedy here is that the accident could have easily been prevented.
“Hamlet” is one of Shakespeare's best-known tragedies.
The students are studying Greek tragedy.
an actor who is drawn to tragedy
Recent Examples of tragedy from the Web
Among the five deadliest bridge collapses in United States, flawed planning and execution have led to tragedy.
This hijacking is a potential tragedy, nationally and politically for both.
The slayings of 17 people and wounding of more than a dozen at a high school in Florida in February and the National School Walkout in response to that tragedy have prompted many questions about school shootings.
Powder snow is often a welcome sight for skiers and snowboarders, but thrill can quickly turn to tragedy if people travel too close to trees while the snow is still loose, according to Mark Morford of Portland Mountain Rescue.
In an almost surreal twist to the tragedy, photography students grabbed some nearby equipment and filmed the carnage.
But court records reconstructed the hours leading to the tragedy.
At the rally, the survivors of the school shooting took a somber note in regards to the tragedy at their school, but were seriously fired up about the government's lack of action on gun reform.
Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson were also among the guests at Old Trafford to pay respects to the tragedy.
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TRAGEDY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tragedy for English Language Learners
: a very bad event that causes great sadness and often involves someone's death
: a very sad, unfortunate, or upsetting situation : something that causes strong feelings of sadness or regret
: a play, movie, etc., that is serious and has a sad ending (such as the death of the main character)
TRAGEDY Defined for Kids
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