Sentence Examples


  • Public calamity was added to private bereavement.
  • It suffered severe calamity from an earthquake, which in 1839 destroyed the greater part of the city.
  • His death was the great calamity of Scotland, and is lamented in a famous fragment of early Scottish verse.
  • Then these two nations entered upon that long tragedy of the Hundred Years' War, a calamity absolutely immeasurable to both.
  • The calamity was imputed by the "king of Israel" to the influence of Elisha, and he ordered the prophet to be immediately put to death.