noun, plural cas·u·al·ties.
- a member of the armed forces lost to service through death, wounds, sickness, capture, or because his or her whereabouts or condition cannot be determined.
- casualties, loss in numerical strength through any cause, as death, wounds, sickness, capture, or desertion.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH casualtycasualty , causality
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Example sentences from the Web for casualty
Both, in his view, are casualties of a presidency that has downplayed or dismissed science and medicine in the pursuit of political gain.‘There’s been some cracks:’ Bill Gates questions FDA’s credibility on a COVID-19 vaccine|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Chrysler continued to produce engines in Kenosha until 2010, when it became a casualty of the company’s bankruptcy.Kenosha’s unusual economic evolution made it the perfect political flashpoint|reymashayekhi|September 5, 2020|Fortune
It’s hard to fully process the weight of each loss as the casualties stack up at an accelerating rate.Is the Government Just Going to Watch the Restaurant Industry Die?|Elazar Sontag|August 28, 2020|Eater
When companies suddenly moved to remote working, with no timeline as to when—or if—they’d be going back to the office, a likely casualty appeared to be corporate culture.Company culture is holding up surprisingly well in the pandemic|Cassie Werber|August 18, 2020|Quartz
Aside from casualty figures, the books told me very little about what happened to the people.Truman’s Grandson & Japan’s A-Bomb Survivors: A Story of Reconciliation|Clifton Truman Daniel|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that era is ending, a casualty of newspaper economics and a changing society.
The second casualty of the indictment and trial of Olmert is the Kadima party.Ehud Olmert’s Sentencing Won’t Be a Day of Reckoning for Israel’s Leaders|Alon Ben-Meir|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I wondered what the casualty officers would say to loved ones if they asked to see the ceremony.
The re-positioning on issues that Priebus favored has fallen by the wayside, a casualty of the internal wars within the party.RNC Chair Reince Priebus Proclaims A Republican Tsunami Will Sweep Washington In 2014|Eleanor Clift|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sisters at the Casualty Clearing Station—they understood.The Glory of the Trenches|Coningsby Dawson
We made our voyage without any casualty, landed our convicts in Hobart Town, and then set forth on our return home.A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder|James De Mille
Otherwise, this simple winter casualty may be as serious and painful as a bad burn.If You're Going to Live in the Country|Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
Several of us were just going out to the traps one afternoon when the casualty occurred.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
Out of this train fire was opened on those who had already crossed, but no casualty occurred.Through Shot and Flame|J. D. Kestell.