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Word: catastrophe

Definition: calamity ; disaster


Sentences Containing 'catastrophe'

After the rebellion was crushed, the aftermath of the catastrophe led to Christianity acquiring a bad name, due to its association with the rebellion.
Already, the massive droughts of 1998-2002 has stretched the coping abilities of the existing systems to the limit and it has barely been able to check the situation from becoming a catastrophe.
And up the stairs he dragged Monte Cristo; who, ignorant of what had happened, followed him in astonishment, foreseeing some new catastrophe.
Anticipating that her intensely private husband would be saddled with fame from that moment on, Suzanne called the award a "catastrophe".
Antonio and Keri's relationship is relentlessly dogged by Antonio and R.J.'s feud, and in 2002, Antonio's rage against Gannon reaches a fever pitch, resulting in catastrophe.
As he approached he was recognised by everyone as the gay Basilio, and all waited anxiously to see what would come of his words, in dread of some catastrophe in consequence of his appearance at such a moment.
At one point, the media sparked fears of an "Atlantean" catastrophe if the hurricane were to make a direct strike on the city.
Because of this catastrophe, it leaves almost every human on earth dead, devastates the environment, and collapses all of society and the global economy.
Beckett's most politically charged play, "Catastrophe" (1982), which was dedicated to Václav Havel, deals relatively explicitly with the idea of dictatorship.
Each mudstone layer is the result of one such catastrophe.
Following this great catastrophe, the superhero teams Stormwatch and the Wildcats prepare to save what is left of their devastated world.
For the actors, it was also a catastrophe; as their own apartments were in the same building, they lost all their possessions.
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear the Selling of American Empire is a 2004 documentary film narrated by Julian Bond and directed by Jeremy Earp and Sut Jhally.
His courage and resolution averted what nearly became a terrible catastrophe.
His first novel, "Family Catastrophe" (), was published in 1972, a story about a runaway father and a son who takes over the household in his stead.
I took Mr. Micawber aside that same night, and confided to him the task of standing between Mr. Peggotty and intelligence of the late catastrophe.
In my opinion, a withdrawal from Paris is absolutely necessary after the double catastrophe of Mademoiselle Danglars'broken contract and M. Danglars'disappearance.
In one of the first volumes, he works to secure specimens of indigenous lifeforms before a stellar catastrophe destroys a remote planet.
In this post apocalyptic scenario, the D.A.S., who were prepared for this catastrophe, reigns supreme over the survivors with martial law and military weapons of extraordinary power.
It makes believe that one could protect oneself from everything because one could always detect the cause of a potential catastrophe."
Might it not have been the cardinal himself who had first traced them, in order that they might serve as a guide for his nephew in the event of a catastrophe, which he could not foresee would have been so complete.
Moreover, he interpreted both accounts as descriptions of a great natural catastrophe.
Much of old town was devastated, but today there is little evidence of the catastrophe – almost all the buildings were restored to their original form.
Nearly 700 Kuwaiti oil wells were set ablaze by the retreating Iraqi army resulting in a major environmental and economic catastrophe.
On a windy moonless night, the five of them went through a terrifying catastrophe.
said Chateau Renaud,``I would rather end my career like M. de Morcerf; a pistol shot seems quite delightful compared with this catastrophe.''
Soon after the catastrophe of 1391 the Jews began again to settle on the island, and on Jan.
Such a system mitigates accidents due to human error and safeguards against the possibility of another catastrophe.
Terrel embarks on a journey to the capital city of Talazoria in order to speak with the Elemental and, hopefully, avoid a catastrophe that could affect the entire planet.
The catastrophe developed further into a fire within the nitrophosphate facility and fertilizer storehouses polluting the atmosphere with products of their combustion, such as nitrous oxide and chlorine.
The church hierarchy was presented in the official press as indifferent to the suffering of the famine and happy about the economic catastrophe, as a means that could contribute towards overthrowing the Soviets and returning the monarchy.
The little man stood glancing from one to the other of us with half-frightened, half-hopeful eyes, as one who is not sure whether he is on the verge of a windfall or of a catastrophe.
The march was slow and on 19 October, the Prussians received news of the catastrophe of Jena-Auerstedt.
The old world is gone, a new dark age has dawned and humanity's shrinking population is reduced, due to catastrophe and domestic failure, immeasurably.
The painful catastrophe he had just witnessed appeared effectually to have rent away the veil which the intoxication of the evening before had raised between himself and his memory.
The principal narrator was the Voice of "Time"; another was the Voice of Fate, narrating stories of catastrophe or the death of a notable person.
The title of the book relates to the triumph of Nigel and Bellamy—two intellectuals of different races working in sync to save the world from nuclear catastrophe.
The whole assembly were dumb with astonishment at the revelation and confession which had produced a catastrophe so different from that which had been expected during the last fortnight by the Parisian world.
The young man was too well acquainted with the business of the house, not to feel that a great catastrophe hung over the Morrel family.
There is something so awe inspiring in great afflictions that even in the worst times the first emotion of a crowd has generally been to sympathize with the sufferer in a great catastrophe.
They head to the Chicago subway where the next catastrophe is going to take place according to the recovered itinerary from the future.
They travel to a small town where the car's constant high speed and swerving causes a small vehicular catastrophe at the dismay of observing townspeople.
This could easily have become a great catastrophe, killing and trapping the hundreds of men working in the mine, had it not occurred on Midsummer's Eve, one of the two days of the year which the miners were not working (the other being Christmas).
Undeceive yourself again; either I am greatly mistaken, or she has provided against the catastrophe which threatens you, and, which will pass over without affecting her.
We did not get full details of the catastrophe until we reached Memphis.
We were obliged to keep silent upon the dreadful catastrophe.
When checking the time-travelling device, Merrick finds another catastrophe - a Copps Coliseum fire where 11,000 people is about to die in the next day.
Your own opinion is, then, that some unforeseen catastrophe has occurred to him?"
``Oh,''cried Eugenie,``you are a bad physiognomist, if you imagine I deplore on my own account the catastrophe of which you warn me.
``Well, write to your correspondent in Yanina, and ask him what part was played by a Frenchman named Fernand Mondego in the catastrophe of Ali Tepelini.''

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