catastrophe

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  • Info A catastrophe is an extremely large-scale disaster, a horrible event.
  • To let them get through a day on their own would be a catastrophe.
  • Natural catastrophes takes away many people's lives all around the world every years.
  • For this reason no building from the time of this catastrophe remains today.
  • Therefore we are prepared and nothing comes in the nature of a catastrophe.
  • The iron catastrophe was a major event early in the history of Earth.
  • Has the world ever seen a greater catastrophe than that suffered by Russia in the last war?
  • Others suggested that the date marked the end of the world or a similar catastrophe.
  • Half a million Americans were forced to leave their land in this catastrophe.
  • Attempts to give the team a fifth member have frequently led to near-catastrophe for the group.
  • Catastrophe is not only about a political situation and the place of the artist in it.
  • Yet she gave no thought to the serious financial effect of such a string of catastrophes. Cited from The Wings of the Morning, by Louis Tracy
  • The extreme reserve which she was unable to break through might well lead to catastrophes. Cited from Absalom's Hair, by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
  • But no, nothing but silence and death filled this field of catastrophes! Cited from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne
  • In either of these catastrophes all his family are sold for slaves. Cited from Observations Upon The Windward Coast Of Africa, by Joseph Corry
  • The union was followed by a series of catastrophes in the Spanish royal family. Cited from History of Holland, by George Edmundson
  • These catastrophes are seen more and more to be but steps in, this development. Cited from Warfare of Science/Theology, Andrew Dickson White
  • Besides, even in its days of power, it was subject to catastrophes of this kind. Cited from The Ethics of the Dust, by John Ruskin
  • All five of these catastrophes have occurred in Oregon within the past century.
  • These catastrophes would trouble him throughout his life and help him to define his choice of politics.
  • This success was followed the next spring by a catastrophe, however.
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Meaning of catastrophe

  • noun A state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
    lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system, his policies were a disaster
  • noun A sudden violent change in the earth's surface