A second world war, he believed, would have calamitous effects, including imperiling his own children.
In the film, a story about a dysfunctional family prone to calamitous accidents, Davis plays the foul-mouthed matriarch.
Baloney and wishful thinking aside, the MB would be calamitous for U.S. security.
Forced sterilisation was by far the most calamitous exercise undertaken during the Emergency.
Thus far the one thing we know for sure: a calamitous plunge in voter turnout, down 7.3 points from 2008 levels.
In proportion as I drew near the city, the tokens of its calamitous condition became more apparent.
Sire, I ask your majesty's pardon for the calamitous news which I bring.
The accumulated effect of the calamitous recital was to stun her.
But, as to France, I have no doubt in saying that to her it will be calamitous.
In 1284, during Giovanni Dandolos reign, a calamitous inundation had plunged the people into misery.