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
Some surprised her with their seeming nonchalance in the face of tragedy, like the man who was trapped in his home, and the woman whose husband had died.
Greg Zanis, who traditionally places memorials at scenes of tragedy, set up three white wooden crosses in the front yard after speaking to Steve Henning, Celisa's husband and the twins' father.
His reaction to tragedy was instinctively humane, and occasionally, inspired (just think of his eulogy speech after the Charleston massacre).
Already, authorities are blaming flammable cladding on the building's exterior for the fire, eerily echoing the recent Grenfell Tower fire in London, a tragedy that killed at least 80 people.
The guideline will take effect in February 2018 and comes in the wake of a tragedy in a French drug study last year that led to the death of one man and serious neurological damage in four others.
When Zayn Malik left One Direction on March 25, 2015, one of the greatest tragedies aside from the loss of his vocals was the demise of his friendship with Louis Tomlinson.
The tragedy here isn't just that the nation's chief executive is actively undermining the work of the nation's police chiefs.
Acknowledge tragedies with a simple, empathic message.
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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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