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Also like the Air France disaster, the pilots of AirAsia had no time to issue a mayday call.
THE NEW YORK TIMES/JILL ABRAMSON DISASTER: It was messy enough when, on May 14, New York Times Co.
The 1986 Chernobyl disaster is widely considered to be the greatest nuclear catastrophe in world history.
You are converging two events that are freighted with expectations, essentially doubling your risk of disaster.
At the time of the disaster, people from all over the world vowed to help.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Disaster by tornado is not so easy to avoid as disaster by flood.
If in the morning, his shoe was put on wrong, the left instead of the right, that boded some disaster.The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)|Walter M. Chandler
On hearing of this disaster the vikings in Exeter surrendered the place on being granted a free departure.
The rudeness of the general, however, proved not so very great a disaster to Catherine.
The campaign opened, if not in disaster, at least with only partial success.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
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Word Origin and History for disaster
1590s, from Middle French désastre (1560s), from Italian disastro "ill-starred," from dis-, here merely pejorative (see dis-) + astro "star, planet," from Latin astrum, from Greek astron (see star (n.)). The sense is astrological, of a calamity blamed on an unfavorable position of a planet.