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Part of speech: noun

A misfortune or disaster; adversity.

Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "calamity":

  1. Yet had those within the Great Pyramid come already to much sorrow and calamity because that some had made attempt in this matter. - "The Night Land", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. On my way to the City Hotel, where I had resolved to await like a man what calamity there might be, I again passed the barber- shop. - "The Boss of Little Arcady", Harry Leon Wilson.
  3. Should such a calamity befall our distracted country, I shall die without a groan, even though I am a grown person. - "The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1", Robert H. Newell.