noun, plural ca·lam·i·ties.
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Origin of calamity
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Example sentences from the Web for calamity
But now, to that list of calamities to learn from, we need to add “mass extinctions.”Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction|Sean B. Carroll|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But then, through a series of calamities typical of The Comeback, she ends up auditioning for the show…and gets the part.How Lisa Kudrow Pulled Off TV’s Ultimate ‘Comeback’|Kevin Fallon|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maybe there's a route, somewhere in there, towards an end to calamities on July 16.India’s Most Dangerous Meal: The Poisoned-Lunch Disaster|Dilip D’Souza|July 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was about the passive indifference of a nation that seems content to allow these daily calamities to persist.
Then there will be earthquakes, tsunamis, and other calamities.
It was he who deserved punishment—not the sufferer with his calamities imposed upon him by his erring sire.
There is something cold and chilling in the supports which pride and philosophy alone can afford under the calamities of life.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
The man who brought these calamities on his country was not a mere visionary or a mere swindler.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The small production of Campbell may be partly explained by his domestic calamities.
The burden and mystery of life lay heavily on him—its lasting calamities and vanishing joys, its trials and disappointments.Julian Home|Dean Frederic W. Farrar