CALAMITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CALAMITY
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calamity
 n.  event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; disaster; misery
Example Sentence:
1  He described drugs as the greatest calamity of the age.
2  The report contains numerous portentous references to a future environmental calamity.
3  An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
4  The earthquake was the worst calamity in the country's history.
5  As news of the calamity spread, offers of relief poured in to the stricken community.
6  At a time when news has been a dark canvas of conflicts and calamities worldwide, the announcement beamed a bright light through the gloom.
Classic Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
1  There was only one thing in the world that was a certain bulwark against any calamity which fate could bring, and that was money.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
2  This was a calamity too deep for tears.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
3  The whole calamity, with the falling form of Macey, was plainly descried from the ship.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
4  It was not for long, however; for a month or two later a dreadful calamity fell upon Marija.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 10
5  That would be a greater calamity than ever now, Ona continued, on account of the baby.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 10
6  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
7  But, ere such a calamity could happen, the pursuers and pursued entered the Wyandot village, within striking distance of each other.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
8  But the tie which, through their common calamity, had united the feelings of these simple dwellers in the woods with the strangers who had thus transiently visited them, was not so easily broken.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
9  Were I to be again reduced to the chains of slavery, next to that enslavement, I should regard being the slave of a religious master the greatest calamity that could befall me.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
10  We were resolved to succeed or fail together, after the calamity had befallen us as much as before.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
11  Indeed, he saw a picture of himself, dust-stained, haggard, panting, flying to the front at the proper moment to seize and throttle the dark, leering witch of calamity.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
12  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
Get Context   In Chapter 20
13  In all seasons of calamity, indeed, whether general or of individuals, the outcast of society at once found her place.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
14  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. I HAVE A MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY
15  'This is a dreadful calamity, Mr. Copperfield,' said he, as I entered.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP