Sentence Examples with the word calamity

A certain increase of the income tax to a shilling seemed a much more serious calamity than the uncertain prospect of a possible invasion.

Another natural calamity on a large scale occurred at Darjeeling in October 1899.

At the same time he approved himself in the pulpit and elsewhere as a large-hearted and fearless patriot in that time of national calamity and humiliation, acquiring a name and place in his country's annals with Arndt, Fichte, Stein and Scharnhorst.

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Then these two nations entered upon that long tragedy of the Hundred Years' War, a calamity absolutely immeasurable to both.

At this period another calamity befell Egypt; about 3000 DelIs (Kurdish troops) arrived in Cairo from Syria.

Thus, the Athenians maintained a number of outcasts, from whom in times of national calamity two were selected, one for the men, one for the women, and stoned to death outside the city; at the Thargelia two victims were annually put to death in the same way.

Again, in regard to Antigone's tragic end Sophocles differs from Euripides, according to whom the calamity was averted by the intercession of Dionysus and was followed by the marriage of Antigone and Haemon.

Very soon afterwards, however, came the great calamity of his life.

This calamity afforded the American people an opportunity to display their generosity toward their new colony.

Public calamity was added to private bereavement.