Peck shows us a new world emerging from the catastrophe of 2008, a new world that most Americans will find harsher than the old.
State officials, military and aviation experts in both countries hurried to shift the blame for the catastrophe.
But for the one who was blindsided when the papers were served and had no intention of ever signing, D-day is a catastrophe.
This catastrophe has many authors, and if a fair history is written it will include a lot of factors.
And yet the catastrophe outside his window seems not to have penetrated his study at all.
Notwithstanding this catastrophe, the five guns opposed to the Revenge continued their fire, and kept it up to the last.
We did not get full details of the catastrophe until we reached Memphis.
Within he was sickened with the sense of a catastrophe; outside he remained calm and confident to the eye.
This question was put as the ship neared the scene of the catastrophe.
We are now to notice this further determining factor in catastrophe as it applied itself to Halifax.
1530s, "reversal of what is expected" (especially a fatal turning point in a drama), from Latin catastropha, from Greek katastrophe "an overturning; a sudden end," from katastrephein "to overturn, turn down, trample on; to come to an end," from kata "down" (see cata-) + strephein "turn" (see strophe). Extension to "sudden disaster" is first recorded 1748.