Disaster Sentence Examples

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  • The events which led to this disaster may be briefly told.

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  • She froze when she saw the disaster that was her apartment.

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  • His bond to Katie tempered what was otherwise a disaster of epic proportions.

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  • Darian's mind was like a disaster scene after a hurricane.

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  • His chief fault is his overweening haughtiness, due to an over-exalted opinion of his position, which leads him to insult Chryses and Achilles, thereby bringing great disaster upon the Greeks.

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  • After the disaster at Flodden he was completely absorbed in public business.

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  • Last night was a disaster.

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  • Disaster had come upon the north, and the plain of Jezreel saw the total defeat of the king and the rout of his army.

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  • A disaster was averted by the marquess of Santa Cruz, who brought up the reserve.

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  • This defeat is coupled by Tacitus with the disaster of Varus, but it was disgraceful rather than dangerous.

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  • The disaster became the great epoch-making event for Jewish history and literature.

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  • The result was a great disaster, and Alexander had recourse to the old quibble of the Delphic oracle to Croesus for an explanation.

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  • He looked around in disapproval at the disaster that remained of the new gym.

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  • When he saw Mack and heard the details of his disaster he understood that half the campaign was lost, understood all the difficulties of the Russian army's position, and vividly imagined what awaited it and the part he would have to play.

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  • It was in vain that the heroic grand master, Henry of Plauen (1410-1413) sought to stem the tide of disaster; he was deposed by the chapter of the Order for his pains.

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  • Several hours later, just as evening set in, she entered the disaster that was her apartment.

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  • In the last months of his life, under the influence of a great national disaster, the conscientious, persistent autocrat began to suspect that his system was a mistake, but he still clung to it obstinately.

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  • Their opportunity came with the disaster which befell the Roman army under Valerian (q.v.) at Edessa, a disaster, says ' The full text, both Greek and Palmyrene, with an English translation, is given in NSI, pp. 313-340.

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  • In spite of the disaster of her revelation, a wave of relief passed over me.

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  • Upon news of this disaster Phocis, Locris and Euboea revolted, and the Megarians massacred their Athenian garrison, while a Spartan army penetrated into Attica as far as Eleusis.

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  • So, on the one hand, the year of the disaster sees the death of the Israelite king, and Amaziah survives for fifteen years, while, on the other, twenty-seven years elapse between the battle and the accession of Uzziah, the next king of Judah.'

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  • The disaster which aroused Nehemiah's grief was scarcely the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C., but a more recent one, and it has been conjectured that it followed the work of Ezra (in b above).

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  • And she recalled in all its detail the night at Bald Hills before he had the last stroke, when with a foreboding of disaster she had remained at home against his will.

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  • It was the general disaster produced by the speculative policy of his former guardians which first called forth his sterling qualities and hardened him into a premature manhood.

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  • In 1572 Louis, not deterred by previous disaster, raised a small force in France, and, suddenly entering Hainaut, captured Mons (May 23).

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  • In a subsequent battle he retrieved this disaster, and after a long blockade reduced the town itself.

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  • The latter, though leader of the Right, had long been intriguing with Cavallotti, leader of the Extreme Left, to overthrow Crispi, but without the disaster of Adowa his plan would scarcely have succeeded.

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  • Ending in a military disaster and a diplomatic humiliation, it had failed to attain even the narrow object for which it had been created.

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  • The canonical history has allowed only one great destruction of Jerusalem, and the disaster of 586 B.C. became the type for similar disasters, but how many there were criticism can scarcely decide.'

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  • Mahratta elders hence uttered predictions of military disaster which were in the end more than fulfilled.

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  • And I will knock the nonsense out of anybody"-- but probably realizing that he was shouting at Bezukhov who so far was not guilty of anything, he added, taking Pierre's hand in a friendly manner, "We are on the eve of a public disaster and I haven't time to be polite to everybody who has business with me.

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  • She was the one who caused this disaster.

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  • In Italy the disaster of Dogali produced consternation, and caused the fall of the Depretis-Robilant cabinet.

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  • Darian is a disaster.

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  • That's what their marriage was right now – a disaster.

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  • This untoward disaster led to the abandonment of the expedition, which forthwith returned to Spain, bringing with them the news of the discovery of a fresh-water sea.

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  • Hawkins declared his object to be discovery and the survey of unknown lands, and his voyage, though terminating in disaster, bore good fruit.

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  • The surrender of the capital, where he had centralized all the governing powers, was a grave disaster.

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  • To the difficulties caused by disaster, depopulation and maladministration there was added the danger of foreign invasion when war broke out in Europe between Francis I.

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  • She might, however, " sense " the disaster, have a premonition.

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  • A plate of half-finished food sat on the coffee table, and the kitchen was a disaster.

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  • A fruitful cause of disaster has been the practice of issuing agricultural and industrial loans under government authorization.

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  • This naturally caused great dissatisfaction, and more than once resulted in irreparable disaster.

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  • On the 27th of September 1814, after the disaster of Bladensburg and the capture of Washington by the British, he was appointed secretary of war to succeed General John Armstrong, and discharged the duties of this office, in addition to those of the state department, until March 1815.

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  • Thus the Magyars were saddled with two rival kings with equally valid titles, which proved an even worse disaster than the Mohacs catastrophe; for in most of the counties of the unhappy kingdom desperadoes of every description plundered the estates of the gentry, and oppressed the common people, under the pretext that they were fighting the battles of the contending monarchs.

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  • Of a far inferior character was the monotonous Mohdcsi veszedelem (Disaster of Mohacs),in 13 cantos, produced two years afterwards at Vienna by Baron Liszti.

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  • Among the ten thousand Scottish dead were all the leading men in the kingdom of Scotland, and there was no family of importance that had not lost a member in this great disaster.

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  • In the meantime, the Zulu forces which threatened the Transvaal had been turned against the British, and the disaster of Isandhlwana occurred.

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  • Ten days previous to the disaster at Majuba Sir Evelyn Wood had arrived at Newcastle with reinforcements.

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  • Negotiations had been opened with the Boers before the attack on Majuba and the British cabinet refused to allow that disaster to influence their action.

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  • In 1866 he refused to enter the Ricasoli cabinet; in 1867 he worked to impede the Garibaldian invasion of the papal states, foreseeing the French occupation of Rome and the disaster of Mentana.

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  • The tables were now completely turned, and we hear of nothing but defeat and disaster for the besiegers till their final overthrow.

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  • He had been, in the first blush of his Frankfort disaster, refused, or at least not granted, permission even to enter France proper.

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  • The left column under Colonel (afterwards Sir) Evelyn Wood, which had done excellent work, found itself obliged to act on the defensive after the disaster to the centre column.2 For a time an invasion of Natal was feared.

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  • It would have been folly after that experience to risk defeat and perhaps disaster in assailing formidable positions, effectively held and assiduously fortified.

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  • And, as a crowning disaster, the death of Frederick in 1250 proved a mortal blow to the Italian Ghibelline cause.

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  • The financial record of Peru, notwithstanding her enormous natural resources, has been one of disaster and discredit.

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  • This story is probably an attempt to conceal a great disaster and to soothe the vanity of the Romans by accounts of legendary exploits.

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  • But a more terrible disaster occurred in October 1899, when a series of landslips carried away houses and broke up the hill railway.

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  • The disaster was commonly attributed to Claudius's treatment of the sacred chickens, which refused to eat before the battle.

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  • Lowell himself had already turned his studies in dramatic and early poetic literature to account in another magazine, and continued the series in The Pioneer, besides contributing poems; but after the issue of three monthly numbers, beginning in January 1843, the magazine came to an end, partly because of a sudden disaster which befell Lowell's eyes, partly through the inexperience of the conductors and unfortunate business connexions.

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  • The name of Herculaneum, which for some time remained attached to the site of the disaster, is mentioned in the later itineraries; but in the course of the middle ages all recollection of it perished.

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  • The crisis consequent upon -the disaster of Adowa (1st March 1896) enabled Rudini to return to power as premier and minister of the interior in a cabinet formed by the veteran Conservative, General Ricotti.

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  • But, as it involved the grandson of the Prophet, the son of Ali, and so many members of his family, Hosain's devout partisans at Kufa, who by their overtures had been the principal cause of the disaster, regarded it as a tragedy, and the facts gradually acquired a wholly romantic colouring.

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  • The city recovered very soon from the disaster, and remained the seat not only of holy tradition and jurisdiction, but also of the Arabic aristocracy.

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  • Harthama, who was deeply offended by his dismissal, refused at first, but at last consented, and at once checked the tide of disaster.

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  • But even before the news of the disaster had reached Bozen it was clear that the offensive against Italy had failed.

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  • Kepler and Galilei secured it against that disaster.

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  • Five days later the news reached Rome of the disaster to Varus and his legions, in the heart of what was to have been the new province of Germany beyond the Rhine.

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  • The disaster was avowedly due entirely to Varus's incapacity and vanity, and might no doubt have been repaired by leaders of the calibre of Tiberius and Germanicus.

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  • The attempt to develop and use them without regard to the higher purpose is spoken of as practising the arts of "black magic," the exercise of which invariably leads to disaster.

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  • The disaster of Isandhlwana and the defence of Rorke's Drift signalized the commencement of the campaign, but on the 4th of July the Zulus were utterly routed at Ulundi.

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  • A commission, consisting of Sir Lawrence Jenkins, Lieut.-Colonel Bomford, M.D., principal of the Medical College, Calcutta, and Major Semple, R.A.M.C., director of the Pasteur Institute, Kasauli, was appointed by the government of India to inquire into the disaster.

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  • The Tolmino sector was chosen for the main enemy attack, and here, owing to a complex of circumstances, the Austro-German forces won a success that led to a great Italian disaster.

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  • Their failure led to disaster.

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  • How far might disaster have been lessened or averted if the preparations for the Austro-German attack, and the actual conduct of the defence, had been different?

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  • All that can be said is that an attack along these roads was apparently unexpected; that it came; and that it had much to do with the disaster that followed.

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  • In 1713 it was burnt by the Swedes, but rapidly recovered from this disaster, and despite the trials of the Napoleonic wars, gradually increased in prosperity.

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  • By this time its maritime commerce had suffered disaster owing to the silting up of its port and the deflection of the Adour.

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  • On the frontiers, thanks chiefly to Corbulo's energy and skill, no disaster occurred serious enough to shake the general confidence, and even the murder of Britannicus seems to have been accepted as a necessary measure of selfdefence.

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  • In the course of the year 6r Rome was startled by the news of a disaster in Britain.

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  • The profound impression produced in Rome by the "British disaster" was confirmed two years later in A.D.

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  • There is, however, no doubt that this great disaster told against Nero in the popular mind.

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  • In 1741 the Swedes made an effort to recover the ceded province, but through wretched management suffered disaster, and were compelled to capitulate in August 1742, ceding by the peace of Abo, next year, the towns of Villmanstrand and Fredrikshamn.

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  • When however the king raised the theological argument which ended in disaster, Pole could not accept it; and, after the failure of Campeggio's mission, when the king asked him for his opinion, he excused himself on the score of inexperience, but went by Henry's order to Paris (1530) to obtain the judgment of the Sorbonne, making the condition that another should be joined with him to do the necessary business.

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  • The poem contains several allusions to this disaster.

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  • A war with Persia terminated in disaster, leading to a revolt of the janissaries, who deposed Ahmed in September 1730.

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  • Moreover, the site constituted a natural citadel, difficult to approach or to invest, and an almost impregnable refuge in the hour of defeat, within which broken forces might rally to retrieve disaster.

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  • The small town was negatively affectedby a natural disaster.

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  • For the exploiting classes globally the October Revolution was an unmitigated disaster.

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  • Consequently, underlying the canonical form of post-exilic history, one may perhaps recognize some fresh disaster, after the completion of Zerubbabel's temple, when Judah suffered grievously at the hands of its Edomite brethren (in Malachi, date uncertain, vengeance has at last been taken); Nehemiah restored the city, and the traditions of the exiles who returned at this period have been thrown back and focussed upon the work of Zerubbabel.

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  • The attack on Palestine was a fiasco, and the generals sent against Molon and Alexander met with disaster.

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  • A DIY disaster brings together three very different women and unearths more than dry rot under the floorboards !

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  • It was against his advice that the great battle of Warsaw was fought, and his subsequent strategy neutralized the ill effects of that national disaster.

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  • The Priestly Code 3 has a different story to Balaam, in which he advises the Midianites how they may bring disaster on Israel by seducing the people Quoted Neh.

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  • Whilst pondering on the course he should follow, the marshal received the news of the awful disaster that had overtaken the emperor at Waterloo.

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  • After this disaster he issued a third Mississippi Valley novel, The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, in 1894, and in 1896 another historical romance, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, wherein the maid is treated with the utmost sympathy and reverence.

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  • The successful and dramatic voyage of the American fleet around the world, undertaken in spite of predictions of disaster made by naval experts in Europe and the United States, was conceived and inspired by him, and this single feat would alone justify the statement that no American public man had done so much since the Civil War as he to strengthen the physical power and the moral character of the United States navy.

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  • In the San Francisco disaster of that ve-r they paid more than $15,000,000 of losses.

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  • At each change it has worked havoc and disaster by covering the cultivated fields with 2 or 3 ft.

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  • Jeremiah's was a sensitive, tender nature; and he laments, with great pathos and emotion, his people's sins, the ruin to which he saw his country hastening, and the trials and persecutions which his predictions of disaster frequently brought upon him.

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  • But neither his devotion to civic duty nor to the administration of the affairs of the Grand Army could ward off disaster.

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  • In Stuart times all ranks of society believed in her, and referring to her supposed foretelling of the Great Fire, Pepys relates that when Prince Rupert heard, while sailing up the Thames on the 10th of October 1666, of the outbreak of the fire "all he said was, ` now Shipton's prophecy was out.'" One of her prophecies was supposed to have menaced Yeovil, Somerset, with an earthquake and flood in 1879, and so convinced were the peasantry of the truth of her prognostications that hundreds moved from their cottages on the eve of the expected disaster, while spectators swarmed in from all quarters of the county to see the town's destruction.

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  • Barodet, was regarded as a grave disaster for the Thiers government, and that government was not much strengthened by a dissolution and reconstitution of the cabinet on May 19th.

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  • But with all these drawbacks he conquered and will retain a place in what is perhaps the highest, as it is certainly the smallest, class of statesmen - the class of those to whom their country has had recourse in a great disaster, who have shown in bringing her through that disaster the utmost constancy, courage, devotion and skill, and who have been rewarded by as much success as the occasion permitted.

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  • The disaster at Saratoga was followed in 1778 by war with France, which had already given much private help to the American privateers and to their forces in the field.

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  • In the Channel it was saved from disaster by the ineptitude of the French and Spanish fleets.

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  • Though this disaster was retrieved by the successful defence of Edessa by George Maniakes and by the defeat of a Saracen 'fleet in the Adriatic, Romanus never recovered his popularity.

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  • In the prospectus of Law's great Compagnie des Indes Occidentales the cultivation of silk occupies a place among the glowing attractions which allured so many to disaster.

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  • But about the year 1853 anxious attention began to be given in France to the ravages of a disease among silkworms, which from its alarming progress threatened to issue in national disaster.

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  • It consequently seems evident that if this situation be prolonged it will inevitably result in the very disaster it is sought to avoid, and the thought of the horrors of which makes every humane mind shudder.

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  • In 129 he accompanied Antiochus as a vassal prince on his illfated Parthian expedition; returning, however, to Judaea before winter, he escaped the final disaster.

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  • About the time that Peter and Paul died in Rome the primitive centre of Christianity - that is to say, Jerusalem - was disappearing amidst the disaster of the war of the Roman Empire with the Jews.

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  • The desolation of the city is probably due to earthquake; and the absence of Moslem erections or restorations seems to show that the disaster took place before the Mahommedan period.

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  • In 1883, owing to the treachery of this chief, Muscat was besieged by a rebel army, and disaster was only averted by the guns of H.M.S.

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  • A severe storm effected, however, a complete disaster without any actual engagement taking place.

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  • But to do so with their flank exposed to imperialist attack from the east, was a task involving grave risks and possible disaster.

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  • Here as elsewhere in his dominions his intentions were excellent, but his reforming zeal outran discretion, and his hasty and self-opinionated interferences with treaty rights and traditional privileges ended in provoking opposition and disaster.

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  • It increased rapidly in size and population, and in 1810 was estimated to contain 170,000 inhabitants; but in that year the town was destroyed by fire, and this disaster, together with the removal of the native court to Ava in 1823, caused a decline in the prosperity of the place.

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  • When the news of the disaster at Sedan reached Paris, Gambetta called for strong measures.

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  • In the great gale of 1799 seventy sail, including the "York," 74 guns, were wrecked off the reef, and this disaster compelled the authorities to take steps to protect shipping.

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  • It was formerly supposed that comparatively temperate latitudes and steep sloping ground afforded the most favourable situations for planting, and much of the disaster which attended the early stages of the tea enterprise in India is traceable to this erroneous conception.

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  • The succeeding three months brought disaster and discouragement to the Union army.

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  • In the year 58 the Chatti suffered a serious disaster in a campaign against the Hermunduri.

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  • The success with which he carried out this work shows clearly that, in Germany at least, the disaster at Rome had not seriously affected his prestige.

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  • The structure which the princes had so laboriously built up crumbled into ruins, and the mistakes of centuries were expiated in an agony of disaster and humiliation.

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  • The disaster in Tongking brought about a change of ministry in France, and Bulgarian affairs again alienated Austria and Russia.

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  • Against Russia he was less fortunate, and the first encounter between Turkey and her future northern rival gave presage of disaster to come.

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  • The skilful diplomacy of Metternich, who was now at the head of the Austrian government, enabled Austria to take full advantage of the situation created by the disaster to Napoleon's arms. His object was to recover Austria's lost possessions and if possible to add to them, a policy which did not necessarily involve the complete overthrow of the French emperor.

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  • Continuing to participate in public affairs he opposed the policy of hostility towards England which led to the disaster at Flodden in September 1513, and died in Edinburgh on the 25th of October 1514.

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  • Orders were at once sent from Sparta to repair this disaster and 77 ships were equipped.

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  • This was not only the worst disaster which befell any powerful state up to the peace of Nicias (as Thucydides says), but was a serious blow to Corinth, whose trade on the West was, as we have seen, one of the chief causes of the war.

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  • The year 425 is remarkable for the Spartan disaster of Pylos.

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  • After the news of the Sicilian disaster Athens was compelled at last to draw on the reserve of 1000 talents which had lain untouched in the treasury.'

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  • After a brief period of prosperity, the Arabi rising, the riots at Alexandria, and the events generally which led to the British occupation of Egypt in 1882, followed by the losses incurred in the Sudan in the effort to prevent it falling into the hands of the Mahdi, brought Egypt once more to the verge of financial disaster.

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  • In his fifth year, near Kadesh on the Orontes, his army was caught unprepared and divided by a strong force of chariots of the Hittites and their allies, and Rameses himself was placed in the most imminent danger; but through his personal courage the enemy was kept at bay till reinforcements came up and turned the disaster into a victory.

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  • Buller, who arrived at Gubat on the II th of February, decided upon withdrawal, thus averting impending disaster, and by the 16th of March the Desert Column had returned to Korti.

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  • The burgesses had not yet recovered from the disaster of " Grevens fejde "; but while the towns had become more dependent on the central power, they had at the same time been released from their former vexatious subjection to the local magnates, and could make their voices heard in the Rigsdag, where they were still, though inadequately, represented.

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  • For that very reason his schemes were doomed to end in disaster, since the time was come for a new departure.

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  • After each disaster the people returned, the advantage of the rich volcanic land overcoming apprehensions of danger.

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  • Jules Ferry's colonial policy and of the Opportunist party, and in 1885 it was his use of the Tongking disaster which principally determined the fall of the Ferry cabinet.

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  • The strike of miners in the Pas de Calais after the disaster at Courrieres, leading to the threat of disorder on the 1st of May 1906, obliged him to employ the military; and his attitude in the matter alienated the Socialist party, from which he definitely broke in his notable reply in the Chamber to Jean Jaures in June 1906.

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  • His internal policy was blind, reckless and unscrupulous, and inevitably led to disaster.

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  • This disaster was the death-blow to hopes of a Jewish national independence, and the leaders of the people devoted themselves thenceforth to legal and religious study in the Rabbinical schools, which from A.D.

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  • The first expedition led thither through Bagirmi met with disaster, its leader, Paul Crampel, being killed by order of Rabah.

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  • Disaster after disaster occurred, not without misconduct.

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  • In 1175 he took Multan and Uchch; in 1186 Lahore fell into his hands; in 1191 he was repulsed before Delhi, but soon afterwards he redeemed this disaster.

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  • The news of this disaster fortunately found Clive returned to Madras, where also was a squadron of king's ships under Admiral Watson.

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  • The disaster in Afghanistan was quickly followed by the conquest of Sind, the two wars in the Punjab, the second Burmese War, and last of all the Mutiny.

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  • The disaster at Maiwand, and the Russian advance east of the Caspian, prevented the proposed withdrawal from Quetta; but Kandahar was evacuated, Abdur Rahman was left in complete control of his country and was given an annual subsidy of twelve lakhs of rupees in 1883.

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  • But it was disaster, not victory, which Charles IX.

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  • In 1632 all Germany lay at the feet of Sweden; two years later a single disaster (N6rdlingen) brought her empire to the verge of ruin.

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  • Before this disaster he had been professor of jurisprudence in Upsala, where his first historical comedy Disa was performed in 1611 and the tragedy of Signill in 1612.

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  • These are P. megapodius, called El Turco by the natives, which is noticeable for its ungainly appearance and awkward gait; the P. albicollis, which inhabits barren hillsides and is called tapacollo from the manner of carrying its tail turned far forward over its back; the P. rubecula, of Chiloe, a small timid denizen of the gloomy forest, called the cheucau or chuca, whose two or three notes are believed by the superstitious natives to be auguries of impending success or disaster; and an allied species (Hylactes Tarnii, King) called the guid-guid or barking bird, whose cry is a close imitation of the yelp of a small dog.

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  • Christie fell bravely fighting at the head of his brigade; Lindsay saved two of his nine guns; but neither of the two Englishmen was responsible for the disaster.

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  • They were driven back and the country up to the Keiskama River annexed to the colony; but the disaster which nearly overwhelmed the eastern province convinced Lord Charles Somerset, then governor of the colony, of the necessity for a line of frontier forts and a more numerous settlement of Settlers colonists.

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  • The invasion of Zululand began in January 1879, and was speedily followed by the disaster at Isandhlwana and by the defence of Rorke's Drift and of Eshowe.

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  • The old initiative and self-reliance of the nation, already shaken by years of disaster, were now completely undermined, and the people submitted without show of resistance to a theocracy disguised as absolute monarchy.

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  • The king was a strong-willed and weak-minded ascetic, who entrusted his empire to the Jesuits, refused to marry, although the dynasty was threatened with extinction, and Disaster spent years in preparing for a crusade against the Al Kasr. Moors.

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  • So overwhelming was the disaster that the Portuguese people refused to believe the truth.

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  • All these poems, like the Elegiada of Luis Pereira Brandao on the disaster of Al Kasr, the Primeiro cerco de Diu of the chronicler Francisco de Andrade, and even the AfTonso Africano of Quevedo, for all its futile allegory, contain striking episodes and vigorous and well-coloured descriptive passages, but they cannot compare with The Lusiads in artistic value.

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  • Of the 28,000 buildings destroyed in the disaster of 1906, valued approximately at $105,000,000, only 5000 were such as had involved steel, stone or brick in their construction.

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  • The next great wave of Celts recorded was that which swept down on north Italy shortly before 400 B.C. These invaders broke up in a few years the Etruscan power, and even occupied Rome herself after the disaster on the Allia (390 B.C.).

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  • At the outset we have an almost dithyrambic address to the goddess Roma, whose glory has ever shone the brighter for disaster, and who will rise once more in her might and confound her barbarian foes.

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  • Harrison's offensive operations being thus checked, he accomplished nothing that summer except to hold in check Proctor, who (May 1-5) besieged him at Fort Meigs, the American advanced post after the disaster of the river Raisin.

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  • As it was Orosius' aim to show that the world had improved since the coming of Christ, he used Trc gus Pompeius' war history, written to exalt Roman triumphs, to show the reverse of victory, - disaster and ruin.

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  • At the second and last attempt, on the 8th of December 1903, another disaster, again due to the launching ways, occurred as the machine was leaving the track.

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  • Her attention was absorbed by the care and education of her numerous family, even after the revolution of 1830 had made her queen of the French, a position accepted by her with forebodings of disaster justified by her early experience of revolutions.

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  • But a few weeks after his accession Turkey sustained a crushing defeat at Slankamen from the Austrians under Prince Louis of Baden and was driven from Hungary; during the four years of his reign disaster followed on disaster, and in 1695 Ahmed died, worn out by disease and sorrow.

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  • This disaster, though partly retrieved in the campaign of the following year, had a serious effect upon his vitality; henceforth he declined in health and in 1180 succumbed to a slow fever.

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  • To all these causes must be added - not least important in dealing with orientals - the widespread feeling since the Afghan disaster that the star of the company was in the descendant, and that there was truth in the old prophecy that the British would rule in India for a bare century from Plassey (1757).

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  • He marched rapidly to the south, and was joined by Tyrone at Bandon; but a nightattack on the English besieging the Spaniards in Kinsale having utterly failed, O'Donnell, who attributed the disaster to the incapacity of the Spanish commander, took ship to Spain on the 6th of January 1602 to lay his complaint before Philip III.

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  • Soon after the first Bull Run disaster he was summoned to Washington, and the Union hailed him as chieftain and preserver.

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  • Three years later a Polish invasion of Moldavia under John Albert with 80,000 men ended in disaster, and shortly afterwards the voivode Stephen, aided by a Turkish and Tatar contingent, laid waste the Polish territories to the upper waters of the Vistula, and succeeded in annexing for a time the Polish province of Pokutia, between the Carpathians and the Dniester.

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  • The same writer represents Milo as discharging a mission among the Vascones, or Basques, the very people to whom authentic history has ascribed the great disaster which befell the army of Charlemagne at Roncesvalles.

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  • The chief political result of this disaster was the complete independence of Poland for the next quarter of a century.

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  • If there were not such a solution, he foresaw national disaster and ruin.

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  • As with many other engineering works, the tendency to slipping either of the sides of the valley or of the reservoir embankment itself has often given trouble, and has sometimes led to serious disaster.

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  • The more active co-operation of the French fleets with the land forces in Virginia, which was one result of his mission, brought about the disaster of Cornwallis at Yorktown.

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  • In the campaign of 1796 the famous invasion of Germany by the armies of Jourdan and Moreau ended in disaster, and Marceau's men covered Jourdan's retreat over the Rhine.

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  • But in the earlier years of their struggles with Christendom the vikings seldom suffered a complete disaster; they were often beaten but seldom annihilated.

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  • On hearing of this disaster the vikings in Exeter surrendered the place on being granted a free departure.

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  • It was then that he set afoot his numerous schemes for the restoration of the learning and culture of England which had sunk so low during the long years of disaster which had preceded his accession.

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  • The Scots also made many prisoners; the disaster was complete, and the wrecks of the beaten army dispersed before reaching the border.

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  • The disaster was the direct result of the campaign of Najerafor Henry of Trastamara.

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  • Even before this final disaster the indignation felt against Suffolk and Somerset had raised violent disturbances at home.

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  • The pretender led off his horde to meet the relieving force, but when he reached Taunton he found that his followers were so dispirited that disaster was certain.

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  • He suffered a disaster Flodden.

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  • Alvas operations were fatally handicapped by this disaster, but Philip was too much involved in the Netherlands to declare war on England.

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  • A great expedition to Re, under Buckinghams command (1627), intended to succour the Huguenots of La Rochelle against their sovereign, ended in disaster.

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  • A controversy on the boundary of Canada and the United States was provoking increasing bitterness on both sides of the Atlantic. The intervention of Lord Palmerston in Syria, which resulted in a great military success at Acre, was embittering the relations between France and England, while the unfortunate expedition to Afghanistan, which the Whigs had approved, was already producing embarrassment, and was about to result in disaster.

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  • When he accepted office the country was on the eve of a great disaster in India; it was engaged in a serious dispute with the United States; and its relations with France were so strained that the two great countries of western Europe seemed unlikely to be able to settle their differences without war.

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  • In the earlier years of his administration the disaster in Afghanistan was repaired in a successful campaign; and Lord Ellenborough, who was sent over to replace Lord Auckland as governor-general, increased the dominion and responsibilities of the East India Company by the unscrupulous but brilliant policy which led to the conquest of Sind.

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  • The war in Afghanistan, which had begun with disaster, was creditably concluded.

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  • But the great majority of persons considered that, whatever arguments might have been urged for concession in 1880, when British troopshad suffered no reverses, nothing could be said for concession in 1881, when their arms had been tarnished by a humiliating disaster.

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  • To prevent such extravagant expenditures for internal improvements as had brought disaster to Michigan and other states, the framers of the constitution of Wisconsin inserted a clause limiting its aggregate indebtedness to $100,000 for all purposes other than to repel an invasion, to suppress an insurrection or for defence in time of war, and the state is free from debt with the exception of that contracted on account of the Civil War.

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  • After experiencing one disaster he defeated their forces and imposed a kaimakam, at first drawn from the Talhuks, but subsequently chosen from the Atrash family of Kunawat.

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  • He was about to offer his services to the Church Missionary Society, when a disaster in Cornwall deprived him and his unmarried sister of the provision their father had made for them, and rendered it necessary that he should obtain a salary that would support her as well as himself.

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  • The disaster was all the more grave, as the Huns under Attila were carrying everything before them in the Balkan lands.

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  • After this disaster the French held scarcely anything south of the Alps save Genoa.

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  • In the first place, this was the only war hitherto waged by Russia against Turkey which had not ended in crushing disaster.

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  • By provoking England, France, Holland and the Empire at once it brought a flood of disaster on Spain for which Alberoni was held responsible.

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  • When that disaster fell upon the country it found a teeming population fiercely competing for a very narrow margin of subsistence; and so widespread and devastating were its effects that between 1847 and 1852 over 1,200,000 of the Irish people emigrated to other lands.

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  • The war was from the first doomed to disaster.

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  • After lengthy efforts at mediation, he made his submission and received a full pardon from Edward in October 1313; but he refused to accompany the king on his march into Scotland, which ended at Bannockburn, and took advantage of the English disaster to wrest the control of affairs from the hands of Edward.

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  • In 1885 a serious disaster befell the islanders, a lifeboat which went to take provisions to a ship in the offing was lost with all hands - fifteen men - and only four adult males were left on the island.

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  • The Crusade ended in the double disaster of military defeat and martial dishonour (1147-1149); and Sugers death in 1151 deprived Louis of a counsellor who had exercised the regency skilfully and with success, just at the very moment when his divorce from Eleanor was to jeopardize the fortunes of the Capets.

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  • The disaster at Poitiers almost led to the establishment in France of institutions analogous to those which England owed to Bouvines.

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  • His journey was long and triumphant, and his return precipitate; indeed it very nearly ended in a disaster at Fornovo, owing to the first of those Italian holy leagues which at the least sign of friction were ready to turn against France.

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  • The disaster of Aboukir (August 1, 1798) speedily decided the coalition pending between England, Austria, the Empire, Portugal, Naples, Russia and Turkey.

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  • It was at their hands that Charlemagne (q.v), while returning from his expedition to Saragossa, suffered that disaster to his rearguard at Roncesvalles which is more famous in poetry than important in history.

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  • Both were industrious classes, and the loss of their services was disaster to Spainthe first of a long series of similar measures which culminated in the final expulsion of the Moriscoes in 1610.

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  • The news of the disaster was followed by the death of the king on the 1 7th of September 1665.

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  • There can be no doubt, in spite of the apology for his action published by Guizot in his memoirs, that Louis Philippe made a deliberate attempt to overreach the British government; and, if the attempt issued in disaster to himself, this was due, not to the failure of his statecraft so much as to his neglect of the obvious factor of human nature.

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  • Parties and Conflicts, rgoo191o.--The loss of nearly all that remained of her colonial empire, though in appearance a crowning disaster, in fact relieved Spain of a perennial source Conflicting Tendencles.0f weakness and trouble, and left her free to set her own house in order.

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  • Genoa, having recovered from the panic caused by the disaster at Anzio, decided to attack Venice at home while the best of her ships were absent with Carlo Zeno.

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  • Brankovic, however, fearful of the sultan's vengeance in case of disaster, privately informed Murad of the advance of the Christian host, and prevented Castriota from joining it.

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  • After the disaster of the Caudine Forks, Cursor to some extent wiped out the disgrace by compelling Luceria (which had revolted) to surrender.

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  • The siege, however, was protracted, and finally, in February 1248, during the absence of the emperor on a hunting expedition, was brought to an end by a sudden sortie of the men of Parma, who stormed the imperial camp. The disaster was complete.

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  • This disaster to his favourite son broke the emperor's spirit.

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  • The first rift between them came in 1600, when Maurice was forced against his will by the states-general, under the advocate's influence, to undertake an expedition into Flanders, which was only saved from disaster by desperate efforts which ended in victory at Nieuwport.

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  • Had the British government listened to the representations then made to them, that, having conquered Egypt, it was imperative at once to suppress the revolt in the Sudan, the rebellion could have been crushed, but unfortunately Great Britain would do nothing herself, while the steps she allowed Egypt to take ended in the disaster to Hicks Pasha's expedition.

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  • This motel is a disaster in that regard.

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  • Then there was the Schism and an era of disaster and grief, where his world collided with—then severed from—the human one, centuries where he was forced into the underground world as a prostitute, a beggar, a thief.

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  • The disaster that remained of the Immortal society and its Council was evidence.

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  • Everything east of here is a disaster, Elise said.

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  • That's what their marriage was right now – a disaster.

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  • To attribute blame for some past disaster is rarely useful.

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  • The Humaritt escapes, and Najica and the CRI team have to find this android before disaster ensues!

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  • It read; " The signalman promptly side-tracked the runaways and the express was also stopped, possible disaster being thus averted.

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  • Disaster has also befallen many a golfer at this hole.

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  • Tell us about your most memorable filming disaster. âIt has to be when we were filming Pebble Mill for the Australian bicentenary.

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  • If you have a binge and feel a disaster, don't beat yourself up.

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  • That competition in both its free market and state capitalist form have combined to produce the economic disaster we see across the globe today.

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  • I would wish to pay tribute to the work done by 3 RAF Chinooks deployed to help with the Pakistan earthquake disaster.

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  • The privatized rail system has been such a disaster that Railtrack has become a colloquialism for a chaotic and crazy way to run things.

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  • The associated Plan Master program helps you draw up a detailed disaster contingency plan.

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  • Massive data volume growth is increasing the importance of near-line and off-line storage for disaster recovery and business continuance.

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  • By Bill Radin For a recruiter, no disaster compares to an accepted counteroffer.

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  • Sullivan could be temperamental; anyone who crossed him faced career disaster, and he was roundly criticized for his deadpan delivery.

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  • A frank answer, so I brave the frank question, ' Do you feel personally culpable for that disaster?

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  • A weak link in the chain can spell disaster.

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  • Awareness of a looming disaster was triggered by Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.

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  • The humanitarian disaster following an invasion may seem almost unimaginable in its scale.

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  • Suppose those to be effected have no plans to deal with impending disaster?

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  • The implication is that Kyoto is good coin and if put into effect can actually prevent an ecological disaster.

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  • For instance a disaster recovery plan will only ever be used in the event of a disaster recovery plan will only ever be used in the event of a disaster.

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  • Before Disaster strikes Sarah La Trobe outlines why NGOs should think more about incorporating disaster strikes Sarah La Trobe outlines why NGOs should think more about incorporating disaster risk reduction in development work.

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  • As we have seen with the recent tsunami disaster, when tragedy strikes, its impacts are felt far and wide.

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  • In 561 it experienced a second earthquake disaster and in the 6 th century was hit with a major plague epidemic.

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  • I really don't know what to make of the three above mentioned references to the WTC disaster.

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  • When any tribe became disloyal (e.g. through following other gods) disaster hit them.

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  • Chicago Short Term Housing At Chicago Temporary Housing, we offer short-term housing solutions for corporate employees, disaster evacuees, and military personnel.

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  • April 2002 State of disaster declared as worsening food shortages threaten famine.

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  • The Titanic disaster, occurring at the dawn of the 20th Century, confirms the tragic futility of Mankind.

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  • Short, tight hamstring muscles can spell disaster for many sports people.

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  • I had got the first intimation of what the disaster meant for me.

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  • After the infamous Roskilde disaster where they swore they'd never play a festival again the band are understandably jittery.

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  • The disaster followed landslides in neighboring East Java province earlier this week that killed at least 77 people.

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  • With so much time on their hands, financial meltdown is a disaster waiting to happen.

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  • Adaptive re-use has in this case rescued a building of great historical and architectural merit from the brink of disaster.

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  • Sitting at the G8 finance ministers meeting in Moscow, Gordon Brown said nothing about the campaign he had led to disaster.

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  • Those killed in the disaster are laid to rest in a temporary morgue.

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  • It is easy to play the ostrich and pretend that the disaster that is waiting to happen is a figment of imagination.

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  • An update from Franklin Graham The 2005 hurricanes prompted the greatest outpouring of disaster relief volunteers Samaritan's Purse has ever seen.

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  • They allowed him to combine his penchant for death and disaster with flag-waving patriotism.

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  • It would be a mistake to assume that they all portend disaster.

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  • We feel powerless in the face of the biggest natural disaster of modern times.

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  • They are at the cutting edge of disaster preparedness.

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  • Is there some point where our technological prowess will outstrip our wisdom thus making a disaster inevitable?

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  • The report also includes recommendations on the firms ' disaster recovery readiness and data backup systems.

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  • Will it fully recover from the horrors of the disaster?

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  • For instance a disaster recovery plan will only ever be used in the event of a disaster.

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  • The disaster of the Protestant reformation disrupted both Church and society.

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  • They talked to more than 2,300 people, and what they found should make everyone working in the present tsunami disaster relief think hard.

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  • Risk analysis and business resumption planning in the event of disaster are other important areas which we can help you with.

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  • Then, deep inside the cave, disaster strikes when their route back to the surface is blocked by a rockfall.

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  • Two-Faced Woman (1941 ), in which a newly happy Garbo does the rumba and goes swimming, was a disaster.

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  • The Tsunami disaster, unlike this act of human savagery, has received a great deal of coverage in the Western press.

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  • A commemorative serviette produced as a ' Souvenir in Affectionate Remembrance of the miners who lost their lives in the Bentley Pit disaster ' .

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  • A major setback for Julie in week 3 Disaster has struck for Julie in her third week of training.

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  • On 7th January came a disaster on the main road southwards in western Malaya.

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  • One was seeing the space shuttle fly over my school, the other was seeing the Challenger disaster on Newsround.

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  • With large numbers of sometimes excited spectators, sporting venues still have the potential for disaster, not least from fire.

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  • Quot this has them and insurance renters storage we disaster strike to reduce dependency.

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  • The Hartley Bank Disaster (1862) saw miners trapped underground when their one entrance/exit shaft was blocked.

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  • These stakeholder schemes are now viewed by most as an almost unmitigated disaster.

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  • To us defeat in a maritime war would mean a disaster of almost unparalleled magnitude in history.

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  • Though the sale of offices and oppressive taxation which disgraced his pontificate may in part be explained by the desperate condition of the papal finances and by his saving up gold for a crusade, nevertheless he indulged in unbecoming pomp. Showing favouritism toward his family and his nation, he brought untold disaster on the Church.

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  • The prophet's predictions of disaster continued, according to the record, up to the investment of the city by the Chaldean army in 588 (i.-xxiv.); after the fall of the city (586) his tone changed to one of consolation (xxxiii.-xxxix.) - the destruction of the wicked mass accomplished, he turned to the task of reconstruction.

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  • But this atom, only grazed by calumny, has already been restored to him by posterity, for he died poor, having been the first to suffer by the disaster to his illusions.

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  • One of these under Humbert succeeded in landing a force in Killala Bay, and gained some success in Connaught before it was subdued by Lake and Cornwallis, Wolfe Tone's brother Matthew being captured, tried by court-martial, and hanged; a second, accompanied by Napper Tandy (q.v.), came to disaster on the coast of Donegal; while Wolfe Tone took part in a third, under Admiral Bompard, with General Hardy in command of a force of about 3000 men, which encountered an English squadron near Lough Swilly on the 12th of October 1798.

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  • In the ' eighties, the country passed through a period of competitive building, which was productive of much financial disaster.

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  • Nabonidus (Nabunaid) king of Babylonia (556 B.C.) saw in the disaster the vengeance of the gods for the sacrilege of Sennacherib; the Hebrew prophets, for their part, exulted over Yahweh's far-reaching judgment.

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  • The interesting conjecture that the second Temple suffered another disaster in the obscure gap which follows the time of Zerubbabel has been urged, after Isa.

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  • At first the utmost efforts of the republic failed to avert disaster; for the intensely royalist district of la Vendee, together with most of Brittany, burst into revolt, and several of the northern, central and southern departments rose against the Jacobin rule.

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  • Cesarini devoted all his energies to the war against the Hussites, until the disaster of Taus forced him hastily to evacuate Bohemia.

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  • Thus an oriental may believe that he is fated to die on a particular day; he believes that, whatever he does and in spite of all precautions he may take, nothing can avert the disaster.

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  • He did not recover his health for more than a year, and as soon as convalescence set in he was seized by so profound a melancholy at the disaster which had thus overtaken him, that he threw himself into the Seine.

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  • The formidable defensive system on which the German Higher Command, apparently with good reasons, relied to hold up the Allied advance until the winter should give pause to active operations and secure for their hard-driven troops and warweary people a little respite from their trials and disillusionments, had been burst into fragments, and there was left for German arms no further resource for staving off disaster.

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  • It is here that an irrigation project, involving the diversion of some of the river water to the low plain, led to disaster in 1904, when the flooded river washed away the canal gates at the intake and overflowed the plain, drowning the newly established farms, compelling a railway to shift its track, and forming a lake (Salton Sea) which would require years of evaporation to remove (see COLORADO RIvER).

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  • The battle of Fuentes d'Onoro followed, in which Wellington was only able to extricate the army from a dangerous predicament which "if Boney had been there" would have been a disaster.

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  • Davidson, Parody, pp. 2 7, 5 o, 199 Besides the general festival of Purim, various communities of Jews have instituted special local Purims to commemorate occasions when they have been saved from disaster.

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  • In this case the object of Jehoram's march round the south of the Dead Sea was to drive a wedge between them, and the result hints at an Israelite disaster.

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  • Documents dated in the thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth years of Darius are not uncommon, but apparently at the very end of his reign, some years after the disaster of Marathon, Egypt was induced to rebel.

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  • Hegel, like Goethe, felt no patriotic shudder at the national disaster, and in Prussia he saw only a corrupt and conceited bureaucracy.

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  • He accompanied Charles on the ill-fated Algerian expedition of 1541, of which he disapproved, and by his ability just saved the whole force from complete disaster.

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  • It is quite possible that she was the Rectina whom Pliny the elder wished to assist during the disaster of Vesuvius, for her husband, Voconius Romanus, was an intimate friend of Pliny the younger.

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  • Five years afterwards Portugal was overtaken by the tremendous disaster of the Lisbon earthquake (see Lisbon), which, as Oliveira Martins justly observes, was " more than a cataclysm of nature; it was a moral revolution."

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  • On the morrow the western horizon would clear again, until some such disaster as that which befell Varus would come to mortify cruelly the pride of an Augustus.

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  • But from the moment the disaster broke, the British people responded with heartfelt, urgent generosity.

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  • Two-Faced Woman (1941), in which a newly happy Garbo does the rumba and goes swimming, was a disaster.

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  • A possible cause for that disaster was the fact that the sentry on duty in Lebanon did not have a magazine in his M16.

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  • A commemorative serviette produced as a ' Souvenir in Affectionate Remembrance of the miners who lost their lives in the Bentley Pit disaster '.

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  • The EU - a simple-minded naive notion which can only be a disaster for everything that 's good about each member country.

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  • The first hint of disaster comes early when Ben and Sarah 's plane goes skidding off the runway.

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  • The minister 's story was a stark reminder of how near we may already have come to disaster.

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  • Here was a disaster her ingenious scheme completely stultified.

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  • His recent attempt to direct his wife in a romantic comedy ' Swept Away ' has apparently ended in disaster.

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  • Contacted for an explanation of their tardy response to the disaster, Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott issued the following statement.

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  • The big one was the thalidomide disaster of 1962.

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  • The disaster of thalidomide babies is evidence against this.

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  • With thanks in anticipation This email inspired John Lumsdon to writes about the disaster Dear Fionn That is very interesting.

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  • A big thank-you to all of you who emailed me your disaster stories.

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  • As the levels mount up, disaster is only avoided by deft and meticulous thruster control.

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  • Stead was to die on the Titanic disaster of 1912.

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  • Food Not Bombs has started organizing busses, vans and truckloads of food, kitchen equipment and clothing to the people fleeing the disaster.

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  • Britain 's comedy industry has rushed to respond to the tsunami disaster, with several fundraising gigs already set up.

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  • An uncoupled trailer on a slope can be a disaster waiting to happen.

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  • Is was an unmitigated disaster; first album charting on a major label, in at no.

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  • Her friend Mavis introduces her to an up-and-coming designer, but then disaster strikes.

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  • In the wake of that disaster, some members of the order decided, on their own initiative, to revive the British branch.

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  • Let us start with grim warnings of doom and disaster.

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  • Disaster mitigation is another area where watershed protection is crucial.

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