DISASTER in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISASTER
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disaster
 n.  an event or fact that has unfortunate consequences; catastrophe
Classic Sentence: (40 in 3 pages)
1  It beat with odd little jerks; her hands were cold, and a feeling of disaster oppressed her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  At any other time, the news of this disaster would have brought fear and lamentation to Atlanta.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
3  But, for four years, he had seen others who had refused to recognize defeat, men who rode gaily into sure disaster because they were gallant.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
4  She thought feverishly that they must have money, lots of it to keep them safe against disaster.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
5  She knew that she and Frank were already in the Yankees' black books, because of Tony, and disaster might descend on them at any hour.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
6  And her temper grew shorter and shorter as the weeks went by, for every dollar she saved would be just one more dollar to lose if disaster descended.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  She was born in the middle of a week when frenzied excitement gripped Atlanta and the air was tense with expectation of disaster.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
8  She silently cursed the legislature for bringing this worse disaster upon them all.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
9  I was sent by Major Effingham, at Sir William's own bidding, to outflank the French, and carry the tidings of their disaster across the portage, to the fort on the Hudson.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
10  Stories of disaster were borne into their minds with many proofs.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 16
11  You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 1
12  I can offer you no consolation, my friend," said he; "your disaster is irreparable.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
13  Before, I had only imagined the wretchedness of my desolated home; the reality came on me as a new, and a not less terrible, disaster.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
14  While I described the disaster, Mr. Jaggers stood, according to his wont, before the fire.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LI
15  The latter, I believe, he considered a match for any kind of disaster not absolutely mortal.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
Example Sentence: (59 in 4 pages)
16  Contributions are being sought for the disaster fund.
17  I've got a life insurance policy that will look after my family if disaster strikes.
18  An investigation is underway to find out how the disaster happened.
19  Nothing in life is despair, a series of disaster will be can't withstand the sunshine nightmare, to be bumpy.
20  Some critics said the show was good in parts - those less charitable said the whole thing was a disaster.
21  Investors were storing up a lot of cash in anticipation of disaster.
22  The government ordered an airlift of medical and food supplies to the disaster area because the roads were destroyed.
23  Medical units were operating in the disaster area.
24  Only a few scraps of news about the disaster have emerged.
25  MPs were urged to amend the law to prevent another oil tanker disaster.
26  News of the disaster reverberated around the organization.
27  The party was nothing short of a disaster.
28  If the renegade clique of that country were in power , it would have meant serious disaster for the people.
29  It seemed like a good idea before we started, but in practice it was a disaster.
30  The president visited the region in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.