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Word: cataclysm

Definition: deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change


Sentences Containing 'cataclysm'

As all the living forms of life are the lineal descendants of those which lived long before the Cambrian epoch, we may feel certain that the ordinary succession by generation has never once been broken, and that no cataclysm has desolated the whole world.

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