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 Meanings and Examples of DISASTROUS
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disastrous
 a.  extremely bad; terrible; dreadful
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Its light favored Blucher's ferocious pursuit, betrayed the traces of the fugitives, delivered up that disastrous mass to the eager Prussian cavalry, and aided the massacre.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX—THE BATTLE-FIELD AT NIGHT
2  This is, moreover, the most disastrous of social symptoms.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—A BIT OF HISTORY
3  It may be seen by these disastrous details that desolation reigned in the community.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 29 HUNTING FOR THE EQUIPMENTS
4  The whole story would have been speedily formed under her active imagination; and every thing established in the most melancholy order of disastrous love.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
5  He was writing now a new chapter on the causes of the present disastrous condition of agriculture in Russia.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 15
6  In that way, mostly, the disastrous encounter between Ahab and the whale had hitherto been popularly regarded.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
7  The swirling body of blue men came to a sudden halt at close and disastrous range and roared a swift volley.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
8  The child was sleeping soundly; but her imagination of possibly disastrous events at her home, the predominance within her of the unseen over the seen, agitated her beyond endurance.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
9  At the present instant one of the most revered names in England is being besmirched by a blackmailer, and only I can stop a disastrous scandal.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 5. Three Broken Threads
10  In any of these eventualities the flank march that brought salvation might have proved disastrous.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER I
11  Nothing more stupid than that could have been devised, or more disastrous for the army, as the sequel showed.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER VIII
12  The confused cry came to him borne in blind terror down the breeze, and his startled ears caught the echoing tumult and disastrous murmur of the town.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TWELFTH
13  Dismay not my terrors, disastrous birds; I know these beating wings, and the sound of death, nor do I miss high-hearted Jove's haughty ordinance.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TWELFTH
14  When, therefore, servants, and princes towards servants, are thus disposed, they can trust each other, but when it is otherwise, the end will always be disastrous for either one or the other.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII — CONCERNING THE SECRETARIES OF PRINCES
15  Hunger would interfere with me disastrously.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 4
Example Sentence:
1  The radiation leak has had a disastrous effect on/upon the environment.
2  A disastrous business venture lost him thousands of dollars.
3  This decision will have a disastrous impact on foreign policy.
4  Her investment had disastrous consequences: she lost everything she owned.
5  Labor unions continue to wage these dismal quarrels against management with almost uniformly disastrous results for the workers and their communities.
6  His original idea was good, but his execution of the scheme was disastrous.
7  If you tell a person to "step on it" or "throw on your coat," they may take you literally, with disastrous consequences.
8  But even China's top hydro-electric engineer has expressed his doubts about some of his work, accusing one dam of causing disastrous floods and admitting that ordinary people had benefited little from the Three Gorges Dam.
9  The Haddan School was built in 1858 on the sloping banks of the Haddan River, a muddy location that had proven disastrous from the start.
10  The Sochi Olympics have been tainted by myriad controversies during the buildup – from gay rights to corruption – and many expected the Games themselves to be similarly disastrous, with concerns about the intrusiveness of security, the absence of fans and shoddy construction work.