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noun. ['kəˈlæməti, kəˈlæmɪti'] an event resulting in great loss and misfortune.
- unavoidable casualty
- act of God
- force majeure
- kiss of death
- inevitable accident
- vis major
- bad luck
- good luck
Rhymes with Calamity
How do you pronounce calamity?
Pronounce calamity as kəˈlæmɪti.
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Sentences with calamity
1. Noun, singular or mass
Their purpose is to help families and individuals who are in need or experiencing a calamity.
Quotes about calamity
1. In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
2. Manipulation, fueled with good intent, can be a blessing. But when used wickedly, it is the beginning of a magician's karmic calamity.
- T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"
3. I do not think that tragedy is our natural fate and I do not live in chronic dread of disaster. It is no happiness, but suffering that I consider unnatural. It is not success, but calamity that I regard as the abnormal exception in Human Life.
- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged