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calamity

calamity Sentence Examples

  • Public calamity was added to private bereavement.

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  • Public calamity was added to private bereavement.

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  • It suffered severe calamity from an earthquake, which in 1839 destroyed the greater part of the city.

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  • His death was the great calamity of Scotland, and is lamented in a famous fragment of early Scottish verse.

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  • It still depends on Your Majesty to preserve humanity from the calamity of another war.

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

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  • But the fact that the calamity which bulks so largely is natural and not political is characteristic of the postexile period.

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  • But the fact that the calamity which bulks so largely is natural and not political is characteristic of the postexile period.

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

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  • 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.

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  • This paved the way for the Turkish invasion of Europe, which proved an unmixed calamity for all Christendom, Venice included.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • dreadful calamity fell upon Marija.

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  • In Romania there was a big natural calamity - water floods on 75% of our state territory.

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  • Doctors ' resistance was broken down by the sheer enormity of the calamity.

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

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  • the dreadful calamity of the Black Death, which fell upon France and England, as upon all Europe, in the years 1348-1349.

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  • calamity of war.

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  • The owner in fee and life tenant, the occupier, whether of large or of small holding, whether under lease, or custom, or agreement, or the provisions of the Agricultural Holdings Act - all without distinction have been involved in a general calamity."

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  • calamity strikes with it come the doubts, the fears and the struggles of dealing with it.

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  • calamity for the people of Scotland.

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  • calamity who brought these calamities upon you will deliver you from the hand of your enemies.

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  • calamity deal with the calamities of this life.

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  • We took the crowbar to Candy's Calamity which is near Shatter Pot.

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  • Why should our family calamity be made the topic of idle curiosity?

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  • perversion of language has been fraught with greater calamity to the human race.

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  • unqualified to deal with maritime calamity?

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  • 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.

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  • It undoubtedly existed in pre-exilian Israel, especially in times of crisis or calamity, for the appeasement of an offended deity (2 Sam.

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  • 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.

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  • The position of Judah at this period must be estimated (a) from the preceding years of intimate relationship with Israel to the accession of Jehu, and (b) from the calamity about half a century later when Jerusalem was sacked by Israel.

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  • The owner in fee and life tenant, the occupier, whether of large or of small holding, whether under lease, or custom, or agreement, or the provisions of the Agricultural Holdings Act - all without distinction have been involved in a general calamity."

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  • Where there is an unqualified covenant to repair, and the premises during the tenancy are burnt down, or destroyed by some other inevitable calamity, the tenant is bound to rebuild and restore them at his own expense, even although the landlord has taken out a policy on his own account and been paid by the insurance company in respect of it.

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  • According to its so fifth report, it originated " in the prospective fears of a portion of the trade that some dire calamity must inevitably, sooner or later, overtake the cotton manufacture of Lancashire, whose vast superstructure had so long rested upon the treacherous foundation of restricted slave labour as the main source of supply for its raw material."

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  • Vespasian could be liberal to impoverished senators and knights, to cities and towns desolated by natural calamity, and especially to men of letters and of the professor class, several of whom he pensioned with salaries of as much as £boo a year.

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  • The planters and mine proprietors cried out against this as a national calamity.

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  • Having referred to his share in the war, he added: "What I should prefer to be remembered by is a tremendous effort subsequent to the war not only to repair the ravages of that calamity but to re-start the colonies on a higher plane of civilization than they have ever previously attained."

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  • The phrase "to bring again the captivity" would not alone suffice to prove this, for it is used in a wide sense, and perhaps means rather to "reverse the calamity," 4 but the dispersion of Israel among the nations, and the allotment of the Holy Land to new occupants, cannot fairly be referred to any calamity less than that of the captivity.

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  • In the first the prophet speaks in his own name, addressing himself to the people in a lively description of a present calamity caused by a terrible plague of locusts which threatens the entire destruction of the country, and appears to be the vehicle of a final consuming judgment (the day of Yahweh).

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  • The calamity is described in the strongest colours of Hebrew hyperbole, and it seems arbitrary to seek too literal an interpretation of details, e.g.

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  • That Joel's delineation of the final deliverance and glory attaches itself directly to the deliverance of the nation from a present calamity is quite in the manner of the so-called prophetic perspective.

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  • The plague was scarcely stayed before the whole city was in flames, a calamity of the first magnitude, but one which in the end caused much good, as the seeds of disease were destroyed, and London has never since been visited by such an epidemic. On the 2nd of September 1666 the fire broke out at one o'clock in the morning at a house in Pudding Lane.

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  • Noteworthy is the affinity between some notions evidently not first framed by the prophet himself and the prologue to Job - the heavenly hosts that wander through the earth and bring back their report to Yahweh's throne, the figure of Satan, the idea that suffering and calamity are evidences of guilt and of accusations presented before God.

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  • rr) and hawwah (Ps., Prov., Job) " disaster, calamity, ruin."

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  • His facility in giving his confidence to unworthy people was now to be visited with dire calamity.

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  • In support of that theory it is pointed out that the average Japanese, man or woman, will recount a death or some other calamity in his own family with a perfectly calm, if not a smiling, face.

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  • The inconsistency of selling funeral requisites in the temple of Libitina, seeing that she is identified with Venus, is explained by him as indicating that one and the same goddess presides over birth and death; or the association of such things with the goddess of love and pleasure is intended to show that death is not a calamity, but rather a consummation to be desired.

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  • Even as the minister of a constitutional monarch his intolerance of interference or joint authority, his temper at once imperious and intriguing, his inveterate inclination towards brigue, that is to say, underhand rivalry and caballing for power and place, showed themselves unfavourably; and his constant tendency to inflame the aggressive and chauvinist spirit of his country neglected fact, was not based on any just estimate of the relative power and interests of France, and led his country more than once to the verge of a great calamity.

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  • It was occasionally subsidized by the emperor on occasions of sudden and exceptional calamity.

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  • The enjoyment of their charms is, however, generally qualified by some restriction or compact, the breaking of which is the cause of calamity to the lover and all his race, as in the notable tale of Melusine.

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  • A loss of £120,000,000 sterling within 13 years, falling on a limited area, and on one class within these two countries, constituted indeed a calamity on a national scale, calling for national effort to contend with its devastating action.

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  • As five-sixths of the whole population of India are dependent upon the land, any failure of agriculture becomes a national calamity.

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  • therefore, in the last resort, be considered respon sible for this appalling calamity.

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  • It suffered severe calamity from an earthquake, which in 1839 destroyed the greater part of the city.

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  • Bernstorff's great faculties appeared, indeed, to mature and increase with age, and his death, on the 21st of June 1797, was regarded in Denmark as a national calamity.

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  • The attention of the British engineers was then called to this serious calamity; and fortunately for Egypt there was serving in the country Col.

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  • This paved the way for the Turkish invasion of Europe, which proved an unmixed calamity for all Christendom, Venice included.

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

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  • 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.

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  • He and his successor restored the city; but in 526, after minor shocks, the calamity returned in a terrible form, and thousands of lives were lost, largely those of Christians gathered to a great church assembly.

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  • His death was the great calamity of Scotland, and is lamented in a famous fragment of early Scottish verse.

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  • The consequences of this prolonged drought, which extended from Cape Comorin to the Deccan, and subsequently invaded northern India, were more disastrous than any similar calamity up to that time from the introduction of British rule.

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  • The Moslems regard this failure as one of the great evils that have befallen the human race, and one which retarded the progress of the world for ages,' the other calamity being the defeat in the battle of Tours by Charles Martel.

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

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  • The theory of Avataras which makes the deity - also variously called Narayana, Purushottama, or Vasudeva - periodically assume some material form in order to rescue the world from some great calamity, is fully developed; the ten universally recognized" descents "being enumerated in the larger poem.

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  • And accordingly the "descents" or incarnations of the deity have for their object, not so much the spiritual regeneration of man as the deliverance of the world from some material calamity threatening to overwhelm it.

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  • In rebuilding the city every precaution was taken against the recurrence of such a calamity.

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  • The officers were called to meet at Newburgh, and it was the avowed purpose of the leaders of the movement to march the army westward, appropriate vacant public lands as part compensation for arrears of pay, leave Congress to negotiate for peace without an army, and "mock at their calamity and laugh when their fear cometh."

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  • Even his enemies felt that his defeat by Polk was almost a national calamity.

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  • It is no calamity that natural procrastination, or the clamour caused by his candid treatment of atheism and by certain heretical tendencies detected by orthodox criticism in his view of the Trinity, made Cudworth leave the work unfinished.

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  • The following observation is therefore of interest: At Guayaquil for a lady of good family - married or unmarried - to be of loose morals is so uncommon, that when it does happen it is felt as a calamity by the whole community.

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  • Let the time " (fl y; see Septuagint) " of their calamity come!

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  • For twenty years a profound peace prevailed throughout the empire, but it was the precursor of a terrible storm destined to destroy the Safawid dynasty and scatter calamity broadcast over Persia.

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

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  • The really difficult problem why the prosperity of the wicked and the calamity of the just were permitted under the divine government he met in various ways: sometimes he alleged the forgetfulness of higher powers; sometimes he fell back upon the necessity of these contrasts and grotesque passages in the comedy of human life.

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  • Seneca gives the true Stoic answer in his treatise On Providence: the wise man cannot really meet with misfortune; all outward calamity is a divine instrument of training, designed to exercise his powers and teach the world the indifference of external conditions.

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  • 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.

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  • Before this calamity Abe, contained II I° houses and 13,000 inhabitants; and its university had 40 professors, more than 500 students, and a library of upwards of 30,000 volumes, together with a botanical garden, an 1 The object of the story of the encounter is to explain the name Helkath-hazzurim, the meaning of which is doubtful (Ency.

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  • of France which later brought upon Italy successive floods of invasion, revolution and calamity.

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  • According to Bellarmine, Garnet's zealous friend and defender, "If the person confessing be concealed, it is lawful for a priest to break the seal of confession in order to avert a great calamity "; but he justifies Garnet's silence by insisting that it was not lawful to disclose a treasonable secret to a heretical king.

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

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  • 8.3 In times of calamity litanies were held, in which the people walked in robes of penitence, fasting, barefooted, and, in later times, frequently dressed in black (litaniee nigrae).

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  • Gregory of Tours gives numerous instances of such litanies in time of calamity; thus he describes (Vita S.

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  • If he doubts of this let him go to Egypt, and there he will find the fields swarming with mice, begot of the mud of Nylus, to the great calamity of the inhabitants."

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  • In the day of Jerusalem's, overthrow the Edomites rejoiced over the calamity, grasped at a share of the spoil, lay in wait to cut off the fugitives (vers.

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  • The calamity of Jerusalem can only be the sack of the city by Nebuchadrezzar (586 B.C.); the malevolence and cruelty of Edom on this occasion are characterized in similar terms by several writers of the exile or subsequent periods, but by none with the same circumstance and vividness of detail as here (Ezek.

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  • calamity and of personal wrong, he looked to Prussia as affording the best example of an organized system of national education; and he was persuaded that "to carry back the education of Prussia into France afforded a nobler (if a bloodless) triumph than the trophies of Austerlitz and Jena."

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  • are in large measure associated traditionally with the fall of Jerusalem, and to such a calamity, and not to the inroad of the Scythians, the references to the " remnant " and the " captivity " can only refer.

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  • the dreadful calamity of the Black Death, which fell upon France and England, as upon all Europe, in the years 1348-1349.

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

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  • Dazzled by his victories in the East the public forgot that the Egyptian expedition was ending in calamity.

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  • Pity he finds to be grief for the calamity of others, arising from imagination of the like calamity befalling oneself; what we admire with seeming disinterestedness as beautiful (pulchrum) is really " pleasure in promise "; when men are not immediately seeking present pleasure, they desire power as a means to future pleasure, and thus have a derivative delight in the exercise of power that prompts to what we call benevolent action.

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  • He fully admits that the question is altered when vice is attended by pleasure and profit to the vicious man, virtue by loss and calamity; and even that it is " not truly reasonable that men by adhering to virtue should part with their lives, 1 It should be noticed, however, that it is only in his treatment of Equity and Benevolence that he really follows out the mathematical analogy (cf.

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  • It was Demosthenes who went to Byzantium, brought the estranged city back to the Athenian alliance, and snatched it from the hands of Philip. It was Demosthenes who, when Philip had already seized Elatea, hurried to Thebes, who by his passionate appeal gained one last chance, the only possible chance, for Greek freedom, who broke down the barrier of an inveterate jealousy, who brought Thebans to fight beside Athenians, and who thus won at the eleventh hour a victory for the spirit of loyal union which took away at least one bitterness from the unspeakable calamity of Chaeronea.

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  • 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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  • The subjects are: (1) Years past no;longer ours; (2) Man a sojourner on earth; (3) Advantage of frequent contemplation of eternity; (4) Preparation for judgment by such contemplation; (5) The good man not desirous of talking; (6) Abstinence, and its distinction from the prohibition to take life; (7) Selfexamination and self-reproof inconsistent with inaction; (8) Future reward and punishment; (9) Prying into futurity hastens calamity; (ro) Wealth with covetousness more wretched than poverty with contentment.

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  • In the oldest existing version of the legend - that of Arctinus of Miletus, which has so far been preserved in the excerpts of Proclus - the calamity is lessened by the fact that only one of the two sons is killed; and this, as has been pointed out (Arch.

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  • 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.'

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  • Ah what a calamity!

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  • Could n't they have had a few regular people unqualified to deal with maritime calamity?

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  • As crisis followed calamity, commitment and perseverance kept me going.

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  • You can adjust the payment amount up and the length of the loan to a shorter period when you are financially able, and if calamity presents itself, you can likewise lower the payment and extend the term of the loan if needed.

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  • That modern kitchen you coveted in a magazine might spell calamity in your home.

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  • Anyway, Tila Tequila had a serious meltdown in which she decided it was a good idea to catch on camera and be nude whilst commencing the whole calamity.

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  • While you don't want to pay too much for insurance, you also want to adequately protect yourself and your property against any potential calamity that might come your way.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Where there is an unqualified covenant to repair, and the premises during the tenancy are burnt down, or destroyed by some other inevitable calamity, the tenant is bound to rebuild and restore them at his own expense, even although the landlord has taken out a policy on his own account and been paid by the insurance company in respect of it.

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  • Vespasian could be liberal to impoverished senators and knights, to cities and towns desolated by natural calamity, and especially to men of letters and of the professor class, several of whom he pensioned with salaries of as much as £boo a year.

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  • The planters and mine proprietors cried out against this as a national calamity.

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  • Having referred to his share in the war, he added: "What I should prefer to be remembered by is a tremendous effort subsequent to the war not only to repair the ravages of that calamity but to re-start the colonies on a higher plane of civilization than they have ever previously attained."

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  • In the first the prophet speaks in his own name, addressing himself to the people in a lively description of a present calamity caused by a terrible plague of locusts which threatens the entire destruction of the country, and appears to be the vehicle of a final consuming judgment (the day of Yahweh).

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  • The plague was scarcely stayed before the whole city was in flames, a calamity of the first magnitude, but one which in the end caused much good, as the seeds of disease were destroyed, and London has never since been visited by such an epidemic. On the 2nd of September 1666 the fire broke out at one o'clock in the morning at a house in Pudding Lane.

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  • Noteworthy is the affinity between some notions evidently not first framed by the prophet himself and the prologue to Job - the heavenly hosts that wander through the earth and bring back their report to Yahweh's throne, the figure of Satan, the idea that suffering and calamity are evidences of guilt and of accusations presented before God.

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  • His facility in giving his confidence to unworthy people was now to be visited with dire calamity.

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  • In support of that theory it is pointed out that the average Japanese, man or woman, will recount a death or some other calamity in his own family with a perfectly calm, if not a smiling, face.

    0
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  • The inconsistency of selling funeral requisites in the temple of Libitina, seeing that she is identified with Venus, is explained by him as indicating that one and the same goddess presides over birth and death; or the association of such things with the goddess of love and pleasure is intended to show that death is not a calamity, but rather a consummation to be desired.

    0
    1
  • Even as the minister of a constitutional monarch his intolerance of interference or joint authority, his temper at once imperious and intriguing, his inveterate inclination towards brigue, that is to say, underhand rivalry and caballing for power and place, showed themselves unfavourably; and his constant tendency to inflame the aggressive and chauvinist spirit of his country neglected fact, was not based on any just estimate of the relative power and interests of France, and led his country more than once to the verge of a great calamity.

    0
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  • It was occasionally subsidized by the emperor on occasions of sudden and exceptional calamity.

    0
    1
  • The enjoyment of their charms is, however, generally qualified by some restriction or compact, the breaking of which is the cause of calamity to the lover and all his race, as in the notable tale of Melusine.

    0
    1
  • A loss of £120,000,000 sterling within 13 years, falling on a limited area, and on one class within these two countries, constituted indeed a calamity on a national scale, calling for national effort to contend with its devastating action.

    0
    1
  • As five-sixths of the whole population of India are dependent upon the land, any failure of agriculture becomes a national calamity.

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  • therefore, in the last resort, be considered respon sible for this appalling calamity.

    0
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  • Bernstorff's great faculties appeared, indeed, to mature and increase with age, and his death, on the 21st of June 1797, was regarded in Denmark as a national calamity.

    0
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  • The attention of the British engineers was then called to this serious calamity; and fortunately for Egypt there was serving in the country Col.

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    1
  • At this period another calamity befell Egypt; about 3000 DelIs (Kurdish troops) arrived in Cairo from Syria.

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  • He and his successor restored the city; but in 526, after minor shocks, the calamity returned in a terrible form, and thousands of lives were lost, largely those of Christians gathered to a great church assembly.

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  • The Moslems regard this failure as one of the great evils that have befallen the human race, and one which retarded the progress of the world for ages,' the other calamity being the defeat in the battle of Tours by Charles Martel.

    0
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  • The theory of Avataras which makes the deity - also variously called Narayana, Purushottama, or Vasudeva - periodically assume some material form in order to rescue the world from some great calamity, is fully developed; the ten universally recognized" descents "being enumerated in the larger poem.

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  • In rebuilding the city every precaution was taken against the recurrence of such a calamity.

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  • The officers were called to meet at Newburgh, and it was the avowed purpose of the leaders of the movement to march the army westward, appropriate vacant public lands as part compensation for arrears of pay, leave Congress to negotiate for peace without an army, and "mock at their calamity and laugh when their fear cometh."

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  • Even his enemies felt that his defeat by Polk was almost a national calamity.

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    1
  • It is no calamity that natural procrastination, or the clamour caused by his candid treatment of atheism and by certain heretical tendencies detected by orthodox criticism in his view of the Trinity, made Cudworth leave the work unfinished.

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  • The following observation is therefore of interest: At Guayaquil for a lady of good family - married or unmarried - to be of loose morals is so uncommon, that when it does happen it is felt as a calamity by the whole community.

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  • Let the time " (fl y; see Septuagint) " of their calamity come!

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    1
  • For twenty years a profound peace prevailed throughout the empire, but it was the precursor of a terrible storm destined to destroy the Safawid dynasty and scatter calamity broadcast over Persia.

    0
    1
  • The really difficult problem why the prosperity of the wicked and the calamity of the just were permitted under the divine government he met in various ways: sometimes he alleged the forgetfulness of higher powers; sometimes he fell back upon the necessity of these contrasts and grotesque passages in the comedy of human life.

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    1
  • Seneca gives the true Stoic answer in his treatise On Providence: the wise man cannot really meet with misfortune; all outward calamity is a divine instrument of training, designed to exercise his powers and teach the world the indifference of external conditions.

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    1
  • Before this calamity Abe, contained II I° houses and 13,000 inhabitants; and its university had 40 professors, more than 500 students, and a library of upwards of 30,000 volumes, together with a botanical garden, an 1 The object of the story of the encounter is to explain the name Helkath-hazzurim, the meaning of which is doubtful (Ency.

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  • of France which later brought upon Italy successive floods of invasion, revolution and calamity.

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  • According to Bellarmine, Garnet's zealous friend and defender, "If the person confessing be concealed, it is lawful for a priest to break the seal of confession in order to avert a great calamity "; but he justifies Garnet's silence by insisting that it was not lawful to disclose a treasonable secret to a heretical king.

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  • 8.3 In times of calamity litanies were held, in which the people walked in robes of penitence, fasting, barefooted, and, in later times, frequently dressed in black (litaniee nigrae).

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  • Gregory of Tours gives numerous instances of such litanies in time of calamity; thus he describes (Vita S.

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  • If he doubts of this let him go to Egypt, and there he will find the fields swarming with mice, begot of the mud of Nylus, to the great calamity of the inhabitants."

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  • In the day of Jerusalem's, overthrow the Edomites rejoiced over the calamity, grasped at a share of the spoil, lay in wait to cut off the fugitives (vers.

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  • The calamity of Jerusalem can only be the sack of the city by Nebuchadrezzar (586 B.C.); the malevolence and cruelty of Edom on this occasion are characterized in similar terms by several writers of the exile or subsequent periods, but by none with the same circumstance and vividness of detail as here (Ezek.

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  • calamity and of personal wrong, he looked to Prussia as affording the best example of an organized system of national education; and he was persuaded that "to carry back the education of Prussia into France afforded a nobler (if a bloodless) triumph than the trophies of Austerlitz and Jena."

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  • are in large measure associated traditionally with the fall of Jerusalem, and to such a calamity, and not to the inroad of the Scythians, the references to the " remnant " and the " captivity " can only refer.

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  • Dazzled by his victories in the East the public forgot that the Egyptian expedition was ending in calamity.

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  • Pity he finds to be grief for the calamity of others, arising from imagination of the like calamity befalling oneself; what we admire with seeming disinterestedness as beautiful (pulchrum) is really " pleasure in promise "; when men are not immediately seeking present pleasure, they desire power as a means to future pleasure, and thus have a derivative delight in the exercise of power that prompts to what we call benevolent action.

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  • It was Demosthenes who went to Byzantium, brought the estranged city back to the Athenian alliance, and snatched it from the hands of Philip. It was Demosthenes who, when Philip had already seized Elatea, hurried to Thebes, who by his passionate appeal gained one last chance, the only possible chance, for Greek freedom, who broke down the barrier of an inveterate jealousy, who brought Thebans to fight beside Athenians, and who thus won at the eleventh hour a victory for the spirit of loyal union which took away at least one bitterness from the unspeakable calamity of Chaeronea.

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  • 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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  • The subjects are: (1) Years past no;longer ours; (2) Man a sojourner on earth; (3) Advantage of frequent contemplation of eternity; (4) Preparation for judgment by such contemplation; (5) The good man not desirous of talking; (6) Abstinence, and its distinction from the prohibition to take life; (7) Selfexamination and self-reproof inconsistent with inaction; (8) Future reward and punishment; (9) Prying into futurity hastens calamity; (ro) Wealth with covetousness more wretched than poverty with contentment.

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  • In the oldest existing version of the legend - that of Arctinus of Miletus, which has so far been preserved in the excerpts of Proclus - the calamity is lessened by the fact that only one of the two sons is killed; and this, as has been pointed out (Arch.

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  • Instead of discussing the current calamity, as would be Fred's normal reaction, he grabbed his coat and left.

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  • But beneath that calm exterior nine thousand people live in constant apprehension of impending calamity.

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  • avert the calamity?

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  • But, notwithstanding that obstacle, might he not, if he had seen fit, have found means to avert the calamity?

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  • In like manner didst Thou visit Thy holy martyrs which suffered great calamity.

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  • Pillars inserted to avoid calamity are said to have come from the timbers of Spanish Galleons sunk in the Armada.

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  • PEARSON: Well, what needs to be in place to prevent another such calamity?

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  • calamity against a backdrop of social breakdown and apocalyptic despair.

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  • It was not for long, however; for a month or two later a dreadful calamity fell upon Marija.

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  • All those prophecies of impending calamity were outright bollocks, of course.

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  • To him the Reform Bill came as a dire calamity, and the repeal of the Corn Laws was an unpardonable atrocity.

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  • SHAKIR: And what will make you comprehend what the terrible calamity is?

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