Sentence Examples

  • His personal relations with Braddock were friendly throughout, and in the calamitous defeat he showed for the first time that fiery energy which always lay hidden beneath his calm and unruffled exterior.
  • The year 1828 was a calamitous one for Brazil.
  • In 1911 he made a violent speech in the Grand Sobranje, opposing the amendment to the constitution by which the King was given the right to make secret treaties, and in 1913 he openly accused the King of having brought about the calamitous war with Serbia.
  • The military events of the war, calamitous for Peru, are dealt with in the article Chile Peruvian War.
  • In January 1387, and his reign was a period of peace and order, thus contrasting sharply with the long and calamitous reign of his father.