casualty

Part of speech: noun

A fatal or serious accident.

Part of speech: noun

A chance occurrence.

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Usage examples "casualty":

  1. Even in the highest floods, there has never occurred one single casualty. - "Minnie's Pet Lamb", Madeline Leslie.
  2. An old plainsman was the first casualty. - "The Argus Pheasant", John Charles Beecham.
  3. I had been taken in a Staff car to the 6th casualty clearing station and attended to, but the injured limb grew steadily worse. - "With The Immortal Seventh Division", E. J. Kennedy and the Lord Bishop of Winchester.