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When she had finished, she felt that she was cold all over, and that a fearful calamity, such as she had not expected, had burst upon her.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
When you stand expecting the overstrained string to snap at any moment, when everyone is expecting the inevitable catastrophe, as many as possible must join hands as closely as they can to withstand the general calamity.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And yet my thoughts were idle; not intent on the calamity that weighed upon my heart, but idly loitering near it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
However, on the present occasion, the meeting was NOT one of this kind; it was a meeting convoked of necessity, and likely in view of the threatened calamity to affect every tchinovnik in the place.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Now, for a State to be enslaved is so terrible a calamity that it ought never to have been supposed possible that either of these kings or nations would rest content under a slavery resulting from the defeat of three only of their number.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Little did I then expect the calamity that was in a few moments to overwhelm me and extinguish in horror and despair all fear of ignominy or death.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
The hours dragged by and the black shadow of calamity brooded over the town, obscuring the hot sun until people looked up startled into the sky as if incredulous that it was clear and blue instead of murky and heavy with scudding clouds.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
It seemed a small loss to others, but to Jo it was a dreadful calamity, and she felt that it never could be made up to her.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
But if, O Fortune, thou threatenest some dread calamity, now, ah now, may I break off a cruel life, while anxiety still wavers and expectation is in doubt, while thou, dear boy, my one last delight, art yet clasped in my embrace; let no bitterer message wound mine ear.
Morcerf was so completely overwhelmed by this great and unexpected calamity that he could scarcely stammer a few words as he looked around on the assembly.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
From this unsatisfactory examination, however, he was soon called by a loud and piercing exclamation from Uncas, that sounded, even to the unpracticed ears of Duncan, as the signal of some new and unexpected calamity.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context