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.
It still depends on Your Majesty to preserve humanity from the calamity of another war.
But the fact that the calamity which bulks so largely is natural and not political is characteristic of the postexile period.
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.
The Rivayats state that, when after the calamity of Alexander they sought for the books again, they found a portion of each nask, but found no nask in completeness except the Vendidad.
A certain increase of the income tax to a shilling seemed a much more serious calamity than the uncertain prospect of a possible invasion.
This calamity afforded the American people an opportunity to display their generosity toward their new colony.
This paved the way for the Turkish invasion of Europe, which proved an unmixed calamity for all Christendom, Venice included.
The tragic close of his career appeased for the moment the fierce hatred of politics, and his death was very generally deplored as a national calamity.