TRAGEDY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TRAGEDY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
tragedy
 n.  event resulting in great loss and misfortune; disaster
Classic Sentence: (69 in 5 pages)
1  The Daily Telegraph remarked that in the history of crime there had seldom been a tragedy which presented stranger features.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
2  I feel as if I could be anything or everything; as if I could rant and storm, or sigh or cut capers, in any tragedy or comedy in the English language.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  Though Julia fancies she prefers tragedy, I would not trust her in it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
4  There is nothing of tragedy about her.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
5  He thought no more of the matter until he heard in the evening of the tragedy that had occurred.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
6  I can assure you that it has nothing to do with the sad tragedy which followed.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
7  He was deeply impressed with the curse which hung over the family, and when this tragedy came I naturally felt that there must be some grounds for the fears which he had expressed.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
8  In every way it corresponded with the scene of the old tragedy.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
9  I could only check it by finding if she had, indeed, instituted divorce proceedings against her husband at or about the time of the tragedy.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
10  The tragedy was still black enough, but this man had at least deserved death by the laws of his country.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
11  The tragedy has been so uncommon, so complete and of such personal importance to so many people, that we are suffering from a plethora of surmise, conjecture, and hypothesis.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
12  The tragedy, then, occurred on Wednesday or Tuesday or earlier.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
13  There was absolutely nothing in their mutual relations to prepare people for the tragedy which was to follow.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
14  Convinced that some tragedy had occurred, the coachman rushed to the door and strove to force it, while scream after scream issued from within.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
15  There was none, however, which appealed to me like this tragedy of Ronald Adair.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
Example Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
16  It's the tragedy of loving, you can't love anything more than something you miss.
17  They have suffered an enormous personal tragedy.
18  The pilot averted a tragedy when he succeeded in preventing the plane from crashing.
19  A tragedy was narrowly averted when a lorry crashed into a crowded restaurant.
20  The tragedy could have been averted if the crew had followed safety procedures.
21  The play suddenly changes from farce to tragedy.
22  The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
23  When Kate heard the news of the sudden tragedy, she became too overwrought to work and had to leave the office early.
24  Local authorities in Egypt say that 238 people or more have died in the train tragedy south of Cairo.
25  Aristotle maintained that tragedy created a catharsis by purging the soul of base concepts.
26  With even Mr. Maduro lamenting the tragedy during a speech on national TV, the young woman's death has resonated in part because she was a pageant winner in a country that has long prized its production of more Miss Universe winners than any other country.
27  Its decision to work on stanching a multimillion dollar mineral trade – used by rebel groups to finance one of the world's longest running and most brutal conflicts – stands in contrast to how leading representatives of corporate America have responded to the tragedy.
28  Tough--minded optimists approach problems with a can-do philosophy and emerge stronger from tragedies.
29  The trivial upsets of daily living assume importance but the big tragedies they take in their stride.
30  Love is ever matter of comedies, and how and then of tragedies.