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1 a sudden violent event that brings about great loss or destruction
  • the earthquake and the ensuing damage was the worst tragedy to ever befall the city

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2 bad luck or an example of this
  • it's the tragedy of many great artists not to be recognized for their genius until after they're dead

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The first known use of tragedy was in the 14th century

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“Tragedy.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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