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How to use derailment in a sentence
Degradation in the vehicle and the track — neither of which by itself may be sufficient to cause a derailment — also could have led to the derailment, experts say.NTSB probes fatal Amtrak derailment in rural Montana; three victims identified | Luz Lazo | September 27, 2021 | Washington Post
These issues, auditors say, have led to collisions and derailments within other rail systems, as well as a minor collision of trains in 2004 on the Red Line at the Woodley Park station.Metro is not properly tracking operator fatigue and medical issues, which affect safety, audit says | Justin George | August 31, 2021 | Washington Post
Between his election and inauguration, his 11-year-old son died in a train derailment and his vice president contracted a fatal illness.Not all presidents’ dance skills are created equal | Bonnie Berkowitz, Joanne Lee | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
There is hope for young workers like Risse, but avoiding a career derailment and a lost generation will require young job-seekers and employers alike to focus more on connection.
The Big Ten, which joined college football on the field this past weekend, joined it off the field Wednesday in the burgeoning category of scheduling derailments.Wisconsin-Nebraska football game canceled after 12 positive coronavirus tests | Chuck Culpepper | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
If Captain America can come back from the dead, then his current convalescence is only a temporary derailment.DC Comics’ Diversity Crisis: Why the Status Quo Rules | Liz Watson | July 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The first of the seven cars in the Sunday morning train derailment in the Bronx had nearly gone into to the river.Amazing Grace in the Bronx: Inside the Metro-North Train-Wreck Rescue | Michael Daly | December 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In contrast, the derailment of talks would be welcomed by some of the loudest proponents of rushing to legislate new sanctions.
Security-camera footage capturing the derailment, which can be viewed here is pretty horrifying.Men’s Terminal Velocity: Why the Deadly Need for Speed? | William O’Connor | July 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was surging and bounding alarmingly over the uneven track, not without threatenings of derailment.Empire Builders | Francis Lynde
Ordinarily, the mere fact of a destructive derailment leaves little to be discovered when the cause is sought afterward.The Taming of Red Butte Western | Francis Lynde
It was a singular derailment, and at first none of the trainmen seemed to be able to account for it.The King of Arcadia | Francis Lynde
In case of derailment or other accident that might cause the fireman to desert his position in cab, what should he do?The Traveling Engineers' Association | Anonymous
This rail serves as a guide and suffices to prevent derailment.Magic, Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions Including Trick Photography | Albert A. Hopkins