[ UK /kɐlˈæmɪti/ ]
[ US /kəˈɫæməti, kəˈɫæmɪti/ ]
  1. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    the earthquake was a disaster
    the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
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How To Use calamity In A Sentence

  • Richard asked suddenly, impelled by the curiosity that drives people to stare at and question the survivors of some calamity.
  • Rome and her iniquities; the streets, deserted by the people, were trodden by French patrols; all was silent as the grave itself; and not a friend was there to bid them adieu; not a relative to speak a consoling word to the departing; and none to acquaint the unfortunates who remained behind with their terrible calamity! Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber Or The Influence of Romanism on Trade, Justice, and Knowledge
  • And it is the treachery of his appetite which inveigles him into the mischief, which cheats, and abuses, and by deceitful overtures trapans him into a perpetual calamity. Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.
  • Other than releasing small amounts of oil from the Reserve for very limited short term climatic or pipeline disruptions, extortionist high oil prices that were risking a national economic calamity were never adequate cause to tap the SPR in this administration's reckoning. Raymond J. Learsy: Stop The Energy Department From Hiking Oil Prices By Reinstituting Purchases For The Strategic Petroleum Reserve
  • The order of gentlemanly parleying and brokery has, therefore, with many apprehensions of calamity, been reluctantly and tardily giving ground before something that is of a visibly underbred order. An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation
  • Phillips likes to write allusive portraits peppered with images he can wrap his warm, grainy voice around, like the slowly-rolling Far End of the Night or the feistier Calamity Jane.
  • A comedy about becoming fully conscious, AND SOPHIE COMES TOO follows the three Abramowitz sisters and their mother Sophie, who may or may not wake from a coma before her daughters take control of their increasingly chaotic lives: Barbara, a single lesbian, doesn't want her wacky family's calamity to interfere with her sex life or the pending adoption of a baby girl from China. BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content
  • For example, a stroke, tumor or other calamity in the cortical region necessary for color or motion perception will leach hue or movement from dreams.
  • By Angie M. Rosales 10/13/2009 Congress has opted to draw on so-called unprogrammed funds available to President Arroyo in this year's budget to replenish the depleted calamity fund by P12 billion instead of Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes. WN.com - Articles related to Nograles slams oil firms for ‘insensitive’ price hike
  • After unloading, I decided it would be prudent to park in the lot rather than risk further calamity.
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