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[ noun ] an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

Examples

"the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity" "the earthquake was a disaster"

Used in print

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

It had just suffered a calamity , the final crisis in a long series of calamities .

It had just suffered a calamity , the final crisis in a long series of calamities .

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