Calamities



a great misfortune or disaster, as a flood or serious injury.
grievous affliction; adversity; misery:
the calamity of war.
Contemporary Examples

How Lisa Kudrow Pulled Off TV’s Ultimate ‘Comeback’ Kevin Fallon November 5, 2014
Fatherhood Gets Hip Lizzie Skurnick November 30, 2009
India’s Most Dangerous Meal: The Poisoned-Lunch Disaster Dilip D’Souza July 17, 2013
Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction Sean B. Carroll November 29, 2014
China’s Doomsday Crackdown Melinda Liu December 17, 2012

Historical Examples

The History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia Voltaire
Stories from Thucydides H. L. Havell
The Continental Monthly, Volume V. Issue I Various
Stories from Thucydides H. L. Havell
The Lancashire Witches William Harrison Ainsworth

noun (pl) -ties
a disaster or misfortune, esp one causing extreme havoc, distress, or misery
a state or feeling of deep distress or misery
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