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
There were two acts to the Shakespearean tragedy that was the Dallas Cowboys’ 21-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at AT&T Stadium.
Carrie Fisher's untimely death is now inexorably linked with Leia, but The Last Jedi doesn't give too overt a nod to the real world tragedy that will shape the future of this saga.
The answer from Beijing authorities to the tragedy: flatten migrants’ dilapidated dwellings and expel the capital’s most vulnerable inhabitants.
Parents of those who died at Mexican resorts told the Journal Sentinel they, too, were blocked from alerting travelers to the tragedies.
Though Ms Suu Kyi is sincere in wanting a just and peaceful outcome to the Rohingya tragedy, her failure to condemn the armed forces is deplorable.
In addition to the tragedy of climate change, the local penguin population is further threatened because of proposals to open the area to the krill fishing industry.
How, after writing such a profound transformation in a character, can St. Aubyn condemn him to tragedy?
Eye witnesses to the tragedy said that Kurm was attempting to swim from the shallow and perfectly safe Shady Beach to the Dudley diving pier and suddenly disappeared from the surface without warning.
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Synonymsapocalypse, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, debacle (also débâcle), disaster
Antonymsfortune, luck, serendipity
Related Wordsbloodbath, collapse, crash, meltdown; Armageddon, doomsday, end-time; convulsion, paroxysm, upheaval; accident, casualty, fatality; misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap; blast, blow, double whammy, one-two (or one-two punch)
Near Antonymsgodsend, manna, windfall
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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